Ann Boyce – Sustainable Business Coordinator
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in North Seattle/Shoreline/Richmond Beach area, and spent summers in the San Juan Islands. My parents still live in the same house I was raised in, and we still have our summer place on Lopez Sound – two amazing homes to grow up in!
What were you doing before you came to ECOSS?
I was the Executive Director of a small non-profit called the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force that performed salmon habitat restoration and watershed education in the Stillaguamish and Snohomish River basins.
What do you do day-to-day at work?
I have a diverse day-to-day schedule: I outreach to small and medium sized businesses to provide stormwater pollution prevention and education through one-on-one site visits or group presentations; I assist the ECOSS Fund Development Manager with membership drive and event development; I am the point person for ECOSS for the Duwamish River Festival in August; and I am the go-to person for information on noxious weeds.
What has been your favorite/most rewarding project at ECOSS?
With only a month under my belt, that is difficult to say, but I have enjoyed filling in as needed to support different activities and projects, as I like diversity in my work and enjoy team work.
If you could change one thing about Seattle, what would it be?
A better mass transit system – I have travelled around the world, and our system just doesn’t make the grade compared to other countries and other large cities around the US.
Favorite spot in South Park:
I have three:
- Duwamish Waterway Park – I love the outdoors!
- South Park Neighborhood Center – such a sense of community!
- Café Via Vade – their vanilla chai lattes are the bomb!
What do I like to do outside of the office?
Spend time with friends and family, bike, hike, visit the San Juan Islands, travel, and photograph the amazing natural world we live in.
Biggest goal for 2011:
To enjoy my new job, live life fully, spend more time with friends and family, and travel!