Andy Chinn began working at Ross Strategic in 2007 and provides environmental policy project management, strategic planning, data analysis and visualization, and stakeholder group support across a wide array of projects. Prior to joining Ross Strategic, Andy worked on policy and development for a national non-profit environmental organization. He has also worked as an ecological and historical guide on the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River in central Montana and taught English in Ecuador.
Andy is currently supporting the Alliance for a Healthy South Sound (www.healthysouthsound.org), a coalition dedicated to coordinated and collaborative decision-making aimed at restoring and protecting the ecological and socio-economic health of South Puget Sound. He also provides support to a multi-stakeholder committee under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license for Grant County Public Utility District. The committee is composed of state, federal, and tribal fisheries managers and PUD representatives and is charged with developing and implementing hatchery operations for endangered salmon. Past projects have included working with the Climate Advisory Team and Climate Action Team, multi-stakeholder efforts aimed at developing climate change mitigation strategies for Washington State. He is proficient in web-enabled meeting technology such as WebEx and GoToMeeting, and on-line collaboration tools such as Microsoft SharePoint. He is also proficient in data visualization platforms including Tableau, Kumu, and Microsoft BI and has developed compelling data visualizations for several Ross Strategic clients.
Andy has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Lewis and Clark College and a master’s degree in international policy studies, specializing in environmental policy, from the Monterey Institute for International Studies. In his free time he enjoys soccer, fishing, and backcountry camping.