Chris Tunnoch – Canada Secretary

Chris has provided the Canadian support function to the Commission since 2000. Her career with the BC Government began as an Interpreter and Backcountry Ranger with BC Parks and since then has worked in various capacities of protected areas and natural resource management. She is currently the Manager of Strategic Initiatives for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development based in the Lower Mainland, focussing primarily on transboundary conservation partnerships and climate change initiatives. Chris enjoys the range of projects being undertaken in the watershed and highly values the international relationships created through her work with the Commission. As you might expect, she enjoys any activity outdoors and has developed a passion for oil painting that she hopes will someday inspire others to take a closer look at the environment around them.

SEEC - Canada

Chris Tunnoch: Canada Secretary
Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
1610 Mount Seymour Road
North Vancouver, BC
V7G 2R9

Phone: (604) 924-2224

Scott Powell – USA Secretary

Scott is a native of Anacortes, in the lower-most Skagit Basin.  His professional career has centered on Seattle, including an advanced degree from the UW School of Marine Affairs and development of the Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center on the Seattle waterfront.  For the past nine years at Seattle City Light, he has worked primarily on salmon recovery planning and habitat projects in the Snohomish River Basin.  Off work, when not roaming the Cascade river valleys, Scott is often at home in the wood-shop, garden or kitchen.


Scott Powell, USA Secretary
Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
c/o Seattle City Light 700 Fifth Ave,, Suite 3300
PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA

Phone: (206) 386-4582