Contact USPhone number: (206) 248-4266 Mailing Address*:126 SW 148th Street, Suite C100-170 – Burien, WA 98166 * Please note that this is NOT our physical address. Please follow Directions to find the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park.
Dr. Tara Luckie, Executive Director, (Tara@EnvScienceCenter.org) has 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her nonprofit career has mostly focused on K-12 education nonprofits. Tara developed her passion for environmental curriculum while teaching at a science-based charter school in South Central Los Angeles. She is the past Executive Director of the West Seattle Helpline and has worked for several nonprofits in the greater Seattle area. Tara holds a Master’s in Education, a Master’s i
n Nonprofit Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. During her free time, Tara enjoys skiing, scuba diving, hiking, and anything else that includes the outdoors. She also loves spending time with her family and traveling.
Joanna Stodden, Program Manager, (Joanna@EnvScienceCenter.org) has been teaching youth to love the outdoors since 2008. After graduating from the Evergreen State College with a BS in field biology, she worked for several environmental consulting firms conducting stream surveys for amphibians and salmon habitat all over rural Southeast Alaska. She eventually became lonely amongst the grizzly bears and mosquitoes and developed a strong desire to share the diversity of the incredible Pacific Northwest with others. She has taught environmental education on beaches, forests, wetlands, aboard tall ships, in school gardens, and most recently served as the Program Coordinator for Seattle Tilth’s Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.
Joanna is thrilled to be back at the Environmental Science Center (ESC naturalist from 2009-2013), as she loves working with the diverse youth that we serve. Joanna’s hobbies include surfing, skiing, gardening, playing soccer, picking her banjo and calling square dances. You will most likely find Joanna following an ant back to her colony or squawking alongside the herons.
Christine Froschl, Outreach and Volunteer Manager, (Christine@EnvScienceCenter.org) is a highly experienced field biologist who is passionate about sharing her marine encounters with people of all ages. With a B.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UC Santa Cruz, Christine has assisted the Monterey Bay Aquarium with its research on southern sea otters; worked with NOAA in assessing vessel impacts on the southern resident killer whale population; and lastly, partnered with the National Marine Fisheries Service in maintaining a sustainable pollock fishery in the Bering Sea. Her most recent accomplishments have been empowering young students, women especially, to pursue careers in math and science. Skilled in bridging the disconnect between every day people and hard science, it is Christine’s goal to create and embrace a diverse community of passionate individuals who want to protect Puget Sound. Her life is the sea. Her passion is food and cooking. Her loves are sailing, spontaneous road trips, salsa dancing, seaweed pressings, nature photography, lavender, writing, drawing with pastels, travels abroad, and embracing her inner kid.
Jennifer Dumlao, Grants and Special Projects Manager, (Jennifer@EnvScienceCenter.org) received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington. She has worked with the ESC as a naturalist since 2008 and continues to enjoy working with students in the classroom and outside. In the office, she coordinates outreach programs such as ESC after-school programs and family programs. Additionally, she writes grants, handles donor communications, and coordinates events such as the Moonlight Beach Walks and Bigfoot Adventure Series. Jennifer also leads UW Biology 180 students on field trips at Deception Pass to teach them about biodiversity. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking anywhere in the wonderful Pacific Northwest!