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


Kate Engel – USA Secretary

Kate Engel is the Science Policy Manager at Seattle City Light. Besides providing management and leadership direction for the Science Policy Unit and department wide programs, including Climate Research and Adaptation, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, as well as Endangered Species Act (ESA) Protection and Mitigation Programs, Kate is responsible for the generation of significant revenue for the ESA program by successfully securing grants and matching funds. Kate assumed USA Secretary responsibilities with SEEC in the spring of 2018.


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

Phone: (206) 733-9168