Arny Stonkus contributes to the design, permitting, and implementation of habitat restoration projects offering ecological and engineering support. Arny was formerly employed by King County as an ecologist, engineer and project manager from 1986 to 2008 and was mostly involved with river and stream habitat restoration projects. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography (cartography) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. Arny is licensed as a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in the State of Washington.
Arny has an ongoing involvement as a member of an international group of scientists, Truchas Mexicanas, studying native trout populations in the mountains of Mexico. He has been traveling to Mexico since 1986 searching for trout. He enjoys fly-fishing and competitive age group running. Arny lives with his wife and two daughters in Seattle.