Maritime Property Specialist
Marina leasing and easements
Land use and regulatory analysis
JoAnn possesses over 20 years experience in project management, policy and regulatory analysis, permitting, natural resource management, contract development and management. She is our project lead for marine technical assistance programs. She brings deep knowledge and successful relationships working with maritime facility and property owners seeking to navigate complex leasing and permitting processes. She is well-versed on issues related to land use and regulatory issues and is adept at finding innovative solutions to property challenges.
As a land manager and supervisor at DNR, JoAnn managed state-owned aquatic lands in Bellingham Bay, Cherry Point, City of Anacortes and San Juan County. She established, negotiated and maintained tenant/client relationships and was responsible for issuing and managing use authorization contracts (leases, easements, and licenses) for water-dependent uses in complex settings including commercial facilities, industrial piers, and environmental cleanup sites. She coordinated regulatory permitting and multi-party stakeholder processes and supervised technical and administrative staff.
When JoAnn isn't working, she's showing her Shih Tzus around the state. She enjoys glass etching, travel, painting, and managing properties.