Each of our team of inspiring board members have their own connection with the Salish Sea:
Larry Mellum, our Board President, is founder of Pike Place Chowder. His restaurant has 7 First Place Awards for Best Chowder in the USA! He is invested in seeing that our valuable resource, the Salish Sea, and its inhabitants, are healthy and protected.
Daisy Berg, our secretary, has a deep connection to the Salish Sea, as the seafood manager for 2 grocery store chains in the Northwest.
Lucas Kinley carries the ancestral fishing knowledge of his legendary Lummi family of “high-liners”— fishers still spoken of with reverence.
Zach Olson is now a now a wine consultant and event organizer, but he began his working life in seafood restaurants where he developed an appreciation for the delicacies of the Salish Sea, and the importance of its survival.
Riley Starks is the founder of Salish Center and a self-taught fisher who has worked the same waters of the Salish Sea for almost 50 years, focusing on Reefnet fishing for the past 25 years.
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