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.

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.

Jeremy Jones – Board Secretary

Jeremy loves connecting people to the outdoors and empowering them with the tools to restore our land and water. He has woven this thread in diverse roles as a conservation corps project manager, naturalist at a nature center, invasive species outreach specialist, and program coordinator in a local Parks department. Jeremy currently manages volunteer engagement and restoration projects in natural areas for the Green Kirkland Partnership with a wonderful team of talented volunteers and staff.

Jeremy joined the Sno-King Watershed Council in 2019 as a water monitoring volunteer in the Swamp creek watershed and enjoys pitching-in at local stewardship events. As a board member, Jeremy is excited about organizational sustainability to ensure Sno-King programs have the systems and tools needed to protect and restore our shared water resources for future generations.

Jenny Pflum – Board Member

Jenny has 28 years of experience in the food industry managing people and projects and works for Campbell Soup. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2010. In 2017, she decided it was time to be more involved in what she was passionate about and find an organization where she could use her skills to protect the environment.  This led her to Sno-King Watershed Council because, as she says, “It was very easy for me to connect the dots on how this work makes a direct impact to the health of our streams, and how this is the foundation for a healthy aquatic ecosystem.”  Since 2017 she has been a volunteer water monitor on Swamp Creek and Scriber Creek, helping identify and start up the current sample locations.  She currently lives in the Lake Washington Watershed in North Seattle.