Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Get Involved section includes Advisory Council and Volunteer With Us
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Get Involved section includes Advisory Council and Volunteer With Us Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Get Involved section includes Advisory Council and Volunteer With Us

Sanctuary Advisory Council Member List


The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council share their collective knowledge to help chart the proper course for the sanctuary.

Sanctuary AC Coordinator

Chris Butler-Minor
E-mail: Chris Butler-Minor

Non-Government Seats

Citizen At Large:
Mike Dougherty - Read bio here
E-mail: doherty_mike@yahoo.com

Jim Vail
E-mail: alaskabub@gmail.com


Marine Resource Committee:
Tami Pokorny
Jefferson County, Environmental Public Health
E-mail: tpokorny@co.jefferson.wa.us


Lee Whitford (Chair) - Read bio here
E-mail: leewhitford1@gmail.com

Dann May - Read bio here
Peninsula College
E-mail: dannjmay@gmail.com


Jan Newton - Read bio here
University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
E-mail newton@apl.washington.edu

Tom Mumford - Read bio here
Marine Agronomics
E-mail tmumford@u.washington.edu


Rich Osborne - Read bio here
Olympic Natural Resources Center
E-mail: osborner@uw.edu

Liz Schotman - Read bio here
Surfrider foundation
E-mail: lschotman@surfrider.org


Tourism/Economic Development:
Steven Shively
Jefferson County Tourism Coordinating Council
E-mail TCC@S3Solutions.biz

Kevin Decker, Ph.D.
Washington SeaGrant Coastal Economist
E-mail kadecker@uw.edu


Marine Business/Ports/Industry:
Linda Sturgis
Sturgis S3 Solutions



Joel Kawahara - Read bio here
E-mail: joelkaw@earthlink.net

Mark Gleason
USI Insurance Services
E-mail mark.gleason@usi.com

Government Seats

U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Coast Guard:
Captain Patrick McElligatt 
U.S. Coast Guard District Thirteen
E-mail: Patrick.s.mcelligatt@usg.mil  

CDR John Fu
U.S. Coast Guard District Thirteen
E-mail: HsingYen.J.Fu@uscg.mil


U.S. Department of Interior - Olympic National Park:
Sarah Creachbaum, Superintendent - Read bio here
Olympic National Park
Email: sarah_creachbaum@nps.gov

Steve Fradkin - Read bio here
Olympic National Park
Email: steven_fradkin@nps.gov


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
Jennifer Brown-Scott - Read bio here
Washington Maritime National Wildlife Refuges Complex
E-mail: jennifer_brownscott@fws.gov

Lorenz Sollmann
Washington Maritime National Wildlife Refuges Complex
E-mail: lorenz_sollmann@fws.gov


National Marine Fisheries Service:
Scott Hecht, Ph.D - Read bio here
NOAA Fisheries, Branch Chief, Washington Coast-Lower Columbia
E-mail: scott.hecht@noaa.gov

Kevin Duffy
NOAA/NMFS/Sustainable Fisheries Division
E-mail: kevin.duffy@noaa.gov


U.S. Navy:
Cindi Kunz
Navy Region Northwest: Senior Biologist; ESA Coordinator
E-mail: cindi.kunz@navy.mil

Stephanie Sleeman - Read bio here
Navy Region Northwest
E-mail: stephanie.sleeman@navy.mil


Washington State Dept. of Ecology:
Casey Dennehy - Red bio here
Marine Policy Associate | Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
E-mail: casey.dennehy@ecy.wa.gov

Micah Horwith, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist – Ocean Acidification | Environmental Assessment Program
E-mail: micah.horwith@ecy.wa.gov


Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources:
Hannah Blackstock - Read bio here
Aquatic Policy Analyst
E-mail: Hannah.Blackstock@dnr.wa.gov

Sean Carlson
Straits Unit District Manager

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife:
Dan Ayres - Read bio here
Coastal Shellfish Manager
E-mail: Daniel.Ayres@dfw.wa.gov



Local Government

Mark Ozias - Read bio here
Clallam County Commissioners Office

Heidi Eisenhour
Jefferson County Board of Commissioner



Tribal Representatives

Hoh Tribe:
Dave Hudson
E-mail: hohtribe@hotmail.com

Julie Ann Koehlinger, MMA
Timber, Fish, and Wildlife Biologist
E-mail: julie.koehlinger@hohtribe-nsn.org


Makah Tribe:
Steve Joner
Makah Fisheries Management
E-mail: gofish@olypen.com



Quileute Tribe:
Jennifer Hagen - Read bio here
E-mail: jennifer.hagen@quileutenation.org

Frank Geyer 
E-mail: frank.geyer@quileutenation.org


Quinault Nation:
Ed Johnstone
Quinault Nation
E-mail: ejohnsto@quinault.org

Joe Schumacker - Read bio here
E-mail: jschumacker@quinault.org

*These seats’ terms are currently up for renewal via competitive recruitment. Open seats are listed on our recruitment page.


For more information, please contact
Chris Butler-Minor
Council Coordinator
115 East Railroad Ave
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 406-2092
Chris Butler-Minor

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