NSEA Board Members

Phelps McIlvaine -  President VP, Director, Portfolio Manager, Saturna Capital "We are what we leave behind."

Phelps McIlvaine -  President

VP, Director, Portfolio Manager, Saturna Capital

"We are what we leave behind."

Leif Embertson - Vice President Senior River Engineer, Natural Systems Design "Why give to NSEA? If you truly believe in salmon restoration, I couldn’t imagine not giving to NSEA. The amount and extent of work NSEA accomplishes is unsurpassed within the Pacific Northwest."

Leif Embertson - Vice President

Senior River Engineer, Natural Systems Design

"Why give to NSEA? If you truly believe in salmon restoration, I couldn’t imagine not giving to NSEA. The amount and extent of work NSEA accomplishes is unsurpassed within the Pacific Northwest."

Nicole Barrett, MBA, CPA - Treasurer Tax, Bookkeeping and Business Advisor

Nicole Barrett, MBA, CPA - Treasurer

Tax, Bookkeeping and Business Advisor

Mike McRory Dentist (retired) "I want a change in culture. Culture changes through education. NSEA changes how people think about the natural world. You can only love what you understand." 

Mike McRory

Dentist (retired)

"I want a change in culture. Culture changes through education. NSEA changes how people think about the natural world. You can only love what you understand." 

Analiese Burns Habitat and Restoration Manager, Natural Resources City of Bellingham Public Works "Working with NSEA is my way of creating immediate change. NSEA gives me an opportunity to work with my neighbors to overcome challenges that matter to me.""

Analiese Burns

Habitat and Restoration Manager, Natural Resources
City of Bellingham Public Works

"Working with NSEA is my way of creating immediate change. NSEA gives me an opportunity to work with my neighbors to overcome challenges that matter to me.""

Dorie Belisle Owner, BelleWood Acres "NSEA gives me a way to give back to our community for this generation and the the next."

Dorie Belisle

Owner, BelleWood Acres

"NSEA gives me a way to give back to our community for this generation and the the next."

Jeremy Brown - RFEG Representative Commercial Fisher "NSEA is a nitch link in the chain that supports healthy salmon runs in Whatcom County, without which my business is a drift."

Jeremy Brown - RFEG Representative

Commercial Fisher

"NSEA is a nitch link in the chain that supports healthy salmon runs in Whatcom County, without which my business is a drift."

Michelle Smith - Board Member ERM- Partner, Future Astronomer "One of my favorite aspects about NSEA isn’t specifically what they bring to salmon, but what they bring to our community.  NSEA manages to build bridges with community members and providing an inspiring opportunity for children, parents, farmers, fisherman, educators, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the public to collaborate on a shared mission of restoring life."

Michelle Smith - Board Member

ERM- Partner, Future Astronomer

"One of my favorite aspects about NSEA isn’t specifically what they bring to salmon, but what they bring to our community.  NSEA manages to build bridges with community members and providing an inspiring opportunity for children, parents, farmers, fisherman, educators, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the public to collaborate on a shared mission of restoring life."

Joe Dozal Investigator at Whatcom County Public Defender

Joe Dozal

Investigator at Whatcom County Public Defender

Shoshana Paige Senior Deputy Whatcom County Public Defender

Shoshana Paige

Senior Deputy Whatcom County Public Defender

Don Hunger Executive Director , Community Boating Center

Don Hunger

Executive Director , Community Boating Center

Christy Bell Bellingham Senior Activity Center Manager, Retired " Growing up in Whatcom County hasd given me a great appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. The Pacific salmon runs play an essential role in our ecosystem and it is our responsibility to ensure they continue to have room to run the rivers and streams. Education is the key. "

Christy Bell

Bellingham Senior Activity Center Manager, Retired

" Growing up in Whatcom County hasd given me a great appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. The Pacific salmon runs play an essential role in our ecosystem and it is our responsibility to ensure they continue to have room to run the rivers and streams. Education is the key. "

Dave Beatty - WRIA-1 Representative Professor of Zoology (retired)

Dave Beatty - WRIA-1 Representative

Professor of Zoology (retired)