Sno-King Watershed Council Board

Eric Adman – President

Eric has been a member of Sno-King Watershed Council since 2008.  In addition to being the President of Sno-King Watershed Council, he is on the board of the Adopt-A-Stream Foundation.  He lives on Little Swamp Creek in Kenmore, WA, in the Swamp Creek watershed and is a volunteer water quality monitor on Little Swamp and Swamp Creeks. In his day job he is a paramedic for the fire department. Eric coordinates SKWC’s Water Watcher program.

Dr. David Bain – Vice President

Dr. David Bain is a professional Orca biologist, and is active with several local groups, including Friends of North Creek Forest, One Bothell, and Cascadia Environmental Science Center among others. David lives in the North Creek watershed and is a volunteer water quality monitor on the Sammamish River, North Creek and Parr Creek.

Tony Peterson – Treasurer

Tony is a dedicated environmentalist and birder, and has lots of experience working with and for nonprofits. He is the Director of Finance and Adminstration for Team Child, whose goal is eliminating youth incarceration. Previously he was CFO for the American Lung Association. 

Bill Lider – Review and Appeals Lead

Bill has lived in Washington since 1978 and has been a professional civil engineer since 1984.  He was Stormwater Lead Engineer for Parsons-Brinkerhoff in Seattle for 8 years before starting his own consulting firm, Lider Engineering, in 1978.  Bill currently specializes in low impact designs for stormwater and erosion control design but also does utility designs for sanitary sewers and municipal water supply.  Bill has provided expert testimony appealing inappropriate developer stormwater designs and has provided pro bono engineering services to a number of environmental organizations. Bill is in the Golde Creek and Swamp Creek watersheds.

Dr. Jeffrey Staley – Secretary

Dr. Jeffrey Staley is a retired professor of theology and current book author. His recent book, “Gum Moon” about young women adopted into and rescued from servitude in early 1900’s Chinatown is just out. Dr. Staley lives on the headwaters end of Little Swamp Creek in Bothell, WA. He is a volunteer water monitor, and also has helped to start a local chapter of PFLAG in Bothell.

Tracy Banszynski – Membership and Communications Director

Tracy Banaszynski is a citizen naturalist, painter, writer, and mother. She is passionate about salmon recovery and healthy watersheds. Tracy volunteers as a Salmon Imprint Steward with the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (2015 – present) and as a Cedar River Salmon Journey Naturalist with the Seattle Aquarium (2019). She is an alumnus of Community Action Training School (2019), a joint program of Mid-Sound Fisheries and Sound Salmon Solutions, and an advocate for the waterways that wind through the Greater Lake Washington region.

She organizes volunteer habitat restoration work parties in Wallace Swamp Creek Park (Kenmore), co-stewards habitat restoration at Linwood Park (Kenmore), and serves on the City of Kenmore Planning Commission (2021 – present).

Her home in the Sammamish/Lake Washington/Cedar River Watershed (WRIA 8) occupies the ancestral land of the Snohomish/Tulalip Tribes.