Janet Knox

Board President

Janet Norman Knox grew up in the Philadelphia area. She attended Yale University and the United Nations Geothermal Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand majoring in geology and geochemistry. After a research position at the US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Janet began consulting with sites in Niagara Falls, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She returned to the Northwest in 1985 and soon owned a consultancy with four leading hydrogeologists, Pacific Groundwater Group. After 34 years, her firm was purchased by Mott MacDonald, whose sediment hydrodynamic modelers she had collaborated with for a dozen years. She is now Senior Vice President of Mott MacDonald where her team continues to work on environmental, clean water, and green energy projects around the world.

Janet is a playwright, poet, and performance artist. She has published a book, titled Eastlake Cleaners when Quality & Price Count [a romance], many poems in literary journals, and performed her work. She published one play, 9Gs, and the Red Telephone FS : Issue 42.1 (feministstudies.org), and a second, Artifact Pattern, Observations on the Behavior of Homo Sapiens in Change, was commissioned by eARTh and sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Janet is the mother of three grown children and her husband is an artist.

Janet’s companies have been supporters of ECOSS since its beginning. She is honored to serve on the Board for two terms and then as Vice President and current President. She sees ECOSS as vital to Seattle and Puget Sound’s future, bridging government, business, and our communities to address the environment, green energy, climate change, and environmental justice.