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Two Professionals Join Port of Skagit

Burlington – The Port of Skagit recently hired two new professionals for its administrative team.

Nancy Gardener is the port’s new senior accountant. She replaces Linda Oliver, who retired at the end of September.

A resident of Bay View, Gardener brings 15 years of full-charge computerized accounting experience to the port. Her most recent accounting experience was with Skagit County’s human services department, and before that she served as accounting manager for MacGregor Publishing in Mount Vernon. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration / systems concentration from Central Washington University.

As senior accountant, Gardener coordinates and performs designated accounting and finance functions. She also prepares internal and external financial reports, and she provides technical analysis and review of financial records.

Heather Moses, a licensed attorney who lives in Burlington, has joined the port in the newly created position of grants and contracts coordinator. She previously worked part-time for the City of Mount Vernon as the assistant city attorney. She earned a juris doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law in 2008.

In her new job, Moses will be responsible for coordinating public works contracting and rosters, preparing contracts and providing administrative support for port projects. She also will perform grant writing and administration.

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email