Andrea Anderson, Henry/San Juan Island
The natural environment of the Pacific Northwest, and the San Juan Islands, have been an important part of who Andrea Anderson is. She grew up summering at her grandparents’ cabin on the shores of the Tulalip Indian Reservation, fishing, crabbing and clamming, and later spent every free weekend and summer at her husband’s family cabin on Henry Island. A graduate of the University of Washington in Forest Resource Management and Land Use Planning, Andrea set off on a diverse career working with the US Forest Service, coaching figure skating, and maintaining a visual art practice, which she continues today. Amidst these endeavors, career opportunities took Andrea and her husband Erik to the East Coast, South America and Europe. Happy to be back at home in the Northwest, they purchased property on Henry Island where they built and enjoy their own home. In 2013 Andrea and Erik purchased the oyster farm in Westcott Bay where they have been working to rebuild and rejuvenate the farm with a hands-on approach to responsible and sustainable farming. The island influence runs deep in the veins of Andrea, and she is excited to be a part of and contribute to the work of the Preservation Trust.