Jim Youngren, LLTK Founder

Though Jim is no longer an active board member, he initiated the development of the Glenwood Springs Salmon Hatchery on his Orcas Island property in 1978, which helped lead to the formation of LLTK in 1986. Jim spent 25 years in the real-estate development business, specializing in urban redevelopment projects in the Northwest. In 1979, along with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, he co-founded the Cornerstone Development Company. A co-founder of the Children’s Trust Foundation, Jim has also served on the board of trustees of the Bullitt Foundation and other charities. Jim continues to push the boundaries of salmon and southern resident killer whale recovery in the San Juans and Salish Sea.