Aundrea joined the team at the Skagit Watershed Council in December of 2018. She is a geologist and ecologist with twenty years’ experience working on landscape analysis, geomorphology, estuarine habitat restoration planning, climate change risk factor analysis, and water quality assessment. For 16 years she worked with the Skagit River System Cooperative conducting research in the nearshore environments of Skagit and Island counties related to juvenile salmon use of those habitats. Prior to that she spent 4 years in the Swinomish Planning Department developing their water quality program. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in geology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Master’s degree in environmental geology from Western Washington University. She and her family have just returned from living overseas on a tiny island in the Western Pacific called Rota. After 3 years away they are happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest, playing outside in the mountains and on the water. Aundrea believes community-based stewardship of our beloved salmon, orcas, and environment can prevent their extinction.