Jim Johannessen has run Coastal Geologic Services in Bellingham for almost 30 years, which is a consulting firm specializing in coastal geology and coastal engineering assessment and design. He and CGS have developed the designs implemented at the sites featured for the City of Bellingham, the Port of Bellingham, and others. He has worked as a naturalist along the coasts of Alaska, Baja California, and locally. Jim is also a lifelong sailor who owns and races a 16 foot sailboat on Lake Whatcom and a larger sailboat in the Salish Sea. Jim is a board member at the Community Boating Center who serves as vice president of the board and chair of the Operations Committee. Jim has spent his life playing and working along coasts and enjoys sharing these stories with others.