Tess Brandon

Tess Brandon, AICP

Environmental Planner

Tess is a scientist and environmental planner who uses her multidisciplinary background in oceanography and scientific data to help public agencies develop short-and long-term plans for growth and natural resource protection. Tess specializes in helping clients with projects that deal with shoreline development and its effects on the nearshore environment, providing planning and permitting, science-based restoration and mitigation design, geospatial analysis, and coordination with state and federal public agencies.

Outside of Watershed
Tess is your typical Pacific Northwest outdoor enthusiast, and fair weather will find her somewhere in the mountains with a backpack and appropriate footwear. She also loves to cook, ride her road bike, and sing classical soprano with Seattle Pro Musica.


  • MUP, University of Washington, 2014
  • MMA, University of Washington, 2014
  • BA, Earth System Science (Concentration in Oceanography), Cornell University, 2007


  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Planning Association