Keith Wentworth  San Juan Island

Keith Wentworth’s interest in conservation began when he moved from Michigan to Washington State in 1973, and his love of the San Juan Islands started when he kayaked among them. He and his wife, Jane, escaped the city for Bainbridge Island, where Keith served for several years on the board of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust with a stint as Treasurer. They purchased land on Stuart Island and built a cabin, a labor of love that involved milling the timber from the property to final inspection 14 years later. In 2011, they became full-time residents of San Juan Island, which they consider home for the rest of their lives.

With a Masters in Social Work, Keith was on the faculty of the University of Washington Center for Law and Justice before he launched his practice as a Certified Financial Planner, from which he is now retired.

Keith believes the San Juan Islands are unique. “Whatever we can do to preserve this rare and delicate environment for future generations is simply smart stewardship of our nest,” he says.