Jay NelsonTreasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Jay Nelson moved to Alaska in 1973 as a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G). He studied sea birds and marine mammals for ten years with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. For nine years prior to his retirement, Jay directed, Global Ocean Legacy, a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. From 2001 to 2003, Jay served as the Vice President for North American Oceans for Oceana. He worked for the Alaska Legislature and the ADF&G Commissioner. Jay has also worked for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and was executive director of the Alaska Environmental Lobby. Jay is a biologist with a BS from Oregon State University in Zoology in 1973 and a MS from Northern Arizona University in Animal Behavior in 1985. Jay joined SEAL Trust’s Board in 2013.