Mary has her Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University (WWU). After studying freshwater ecology at WWU, she worked as a restoration, then education, intern at Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) to educate youth and the public about the importance of salmon, their habitat and ways to restore it. Most recently she finished up working as a city park ranger in Edmonds where their work included education programs in primary education and community outreach.
What do you like about living in the Pacific Northwest?
We have an awesome and special temperate rain forest environment here that is as important to our ecosystems, culture and economy as it is beautiful! So I just love learning more and seeing more of our wildlife!
Why do you work here (at the District)?
I'm very excited about all thing related to the PNW environment and want to encourage the importance of our local ecosystems to the youth and community.
If I'm not here working I'm probably doing some form of art like drawing.