AMY TRAINER, JD, MUP
Strategy & Advancement Consultant
Amy brings her passion to restore and protect the Salish Sea and over a decade of strategic advocacy and West Coast marine conservation leadership to SR3. She is a former land use and environmental lawyer who has served as a non-profit staff attorney in Friday Harbor where she protected endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, and as a special advisor to the Makah Indian Tribe of Neah Bay where she was instrumental in establishing the Makah Tribal Office of Marine Affairs. As a land trust executive director in Colorado, she conserved hundreds of acres of land and senior water rights and received an award for implementing sustainable ranching practices.
More recently, Amy served as the executive director of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC) for over five years where she substantially grew the organization’s policy, fundraising, events, advocacy and membership capacity. At EAC, she championed the congressional wilderness designation of Drakes Estero, the ecological heart of Point Reyes National Seashore and only marine wilderness area on the West Coast, initiated a citizen-science program to monitor marine protected areas in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences and the Seashore, championed key oil spill legislation in the 2015 California Legislature and led the charge to maintain strong protections in Marin County’s local coastal plan update process. She served as the campaign coordinator for Fred Felleman’s successful campaign to the Seattle Port Commission in 2015, and partnered with a diverse group of allies in the 2016 California Legislature to add environmental justice requirements to the California Coastal Act. Amy enjoys spending time on and near the ocean, birding, practicing yoga and dancing.