Mark & kids

GEOMORPHOLOGIST & Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering

Mark grew up in Tacoma, and now lives on the Middle Fork of Quilceda Creek in Marysville with his wife and their three children. He earned his MS in Geology from Western Washington University, and is a consultant working on river assessment, planning, and restoration projects around the State. A former staff member at SSS, Mark joined the Board in 2015, and is excited to be working with the dedicated staff and volunteers that play such a crucial role in helping to ensure the survival of salmon in our local watersheds.


Fraser Sime - Vice-President

Fraser retired in 2010 from a 22 year career as a Senior Environmental Scientist with the State of California’s Department of Water Resources, where he was Chief of the department’s Water Quality and Biology, and Watershed Management programs for Northern California. He has over 35 years of experience in watershed, water and natural resource management, varying from providing technical assistance in program design and administration, restoration project design and implementation, supervision of professional, technical and administrative staff, and grant program management, to supporting environmental education and stewardship programs. In addition, he has extensive experience working with all levels of governmental agencies, including tribes, as well as various types of non-profit and ad hoc type organizations.  Currently, Fraser is also an Associate Supervisor on the Snohomish Conservation District Board.

ZACH SCHWARZMILLER - Treasurer Owner, Schwarzmiller Investments LLC

Zach and his wife Molly both grew up in Lake Stevens. They met at Gonzaga, and moved back to the west side of the mountains after living abroad for a short period. Sharing a passion for the outdoors and travel, they are often gone exploring or hiking with their dogs, Zula and Taz. Wanting to become more active in preserving the environment they love, Zach joined the SSS Board after completing WSU’s Sustainable Community Stewards program. When they are not traveling or hiking, they spend their time investing in real estate and small businesses.

Charlotte with husband Kit & their canine companion, Mabel


Originally from North Idaho, Charlotte lives with her husband, Kit, and golden retriever, Mabel, in Mount Vernon. She enjoys the beauty of the North Cascades via backpacking/hiking, backcountry skiing, and tasting the fine microbrews Western Washington has to offer. Charlotte has a Bachelor's of Science in Conservation Biology from the University of Idaho and a graduate certificate in fisheries Management from Oregon State University. She works for the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Natural resources Department as a Fisheries Biologist, working to protect the Tribe's Treaty Rights. Charlotte is excited to support Sound Salmon Solutions as they carry out their very important mission of restoring salmon habitat and educating the public. 

Staci & her husband, Tim


Staci is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest and grew up hiking in our local mountains. Her love for the environment led her to get a degree in Ecological Studies from Seattle University. She and her family currently reside in Lake Stevens, where her two sons learned to fish. She enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing with her husband and three children. She serves on the Board as a way to help give back to the environment that she fell in love with as a child. Helping to mitigate growth and restore vitality to our local streams and rivers is fulfilling, and allows her the opportunity to make a difference for future generations to be able to grow up enjoying the environment as she did. 


Associate Consulting Arborist, Urban Forestry Services, Inc.

A 5th generation Washingtonian; Anna grew up traveling backpacking, and camping throughout the Northwest with her family. She developed a love for the ecology of the region and though she tried many times, she couldn't stay away from the Puget Sound area. With degrees in Ecology and Urban Horticulture, Anna has pursued a career as an Urban Forester to grow, strengthen, and maintain our urban natural areas and to provide for our communities a closer connection to the natural world around us. In her spare time you can find Anna practicing her saltwater fishery harvesting techniques, trekking through the mountains, or biking along our city streets. 


Railin Santiago - Director
Principal, Shoreline Environmental Consulting LLC; Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering

Railin grew up in Seattle and has a history of volunteering to conserve and restore natural spaces. She now lives in Shoreline with her husband Christian, their toddler Oaken and two loving dogs, Delilah and Luna. She enjoys kayaking, biking and volunteering with her community to create social events and restore natural spaces in her neighborhood. Railin has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the Evergreen State College and a Masters from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Railin currently works as a private environmental consultant to ensure projects minimize environmental impacts and provide restoration. She has also spent time with the National Marine Fisheries Service as a Fisheries Management Specialist and with Snohomish County in the Surface Water Management Division. Railin is excited to support Sound Salmon Solutions as a board member and continue working to conserve and restore the natural ecology of the Pacific Northwest.


Ed Stay - Director
real Estate Appraiser, Stay Appraisal Services

Edmonds/Laebugten Salmon Chapter Willow Creek Hatchery, 36-year Board Member, Three Term Past President

Ed is a third generation Washingtonian. His great-grandfather homesteaded on Camano Island’s Barnum Point in 1904. Ed facilitated the acquisition of the family’s property by TNC and Whidbey Camano Land Trust; the property was recently transferred to Island County for a county park. Ed grew up in Shoreline, graduated in Urban Geography and Economics from the University of Washington in 1970. A 48-year career as a certified residential real estate appraiser and consultant, he is still working. He is happily married (45 years) to Amy, with two daughters, three grandchildren and three grand dogs. He is a lifelong Puget Sound and Port Susan Bay angler and environmentalist. He served as a consultant in the 2017 transition of the operation of Willow Creek Hatchery to SSS. He joined the SSS Board in 2018 to serve as an informational conduit on the history of the Edmonds/Laebugten Salmon Chapter and Willow Creek Hatchery and to help SSS preserve the over 40-year history and vision of membership and volunteers for salmon enhancement, aquatic education, watershed management and community involvement. When not working, Ed enjoys family, friends, local Edmonds restaurants and vacation time in Kona, Hawaii.