Nathan Biletnikoff is the Skagit MRC representative to the Commission. He represents Shell Puget Sound Refinery, where he works as Environmental Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Geology from Regents College in Albany, New York. Following his undergraduate work, he moved to Colorado to pursue graduate work at the University of Denver where he lived for several years. He served as an Environmental Engineering Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program, traveling on occasion to South America and Antarctica. His trips to the remote South Pole sparked an interest in ocean affairs and conservation.
Nathan has received many awards for his environmental work including three National Science Foundation Achievement Awards and the 2010 Antarctic Service Medal of the United States of America. His experience combined with a passion for applied sciences, ethical business practices and community involvement make him a valuable resource to the Skagit MRC.
Nathan has a lifelong interest in adventure and learning. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, keeping up with his daughter, sea kayaking, and amateur astronomy.