The Island Tonic Company was started by Jeff Campbell and Penny Stone, long-time islanders, and dedicated foodies. Jeff taught all of the marine science and aquatic ecology-related courses at the Northwest Indian College for five years and now works as a Naturalist for National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions. Penny was an Onboard Naturalist for several whale-watching companies in the Salish Sea and now runs the transplanting crews at Cascade Cuts, a local nursery featuring organic vegetable starts, and sustainable nursery-culture.
We landed on Lummi Island twenty-some-odd years ago while looking for a place where we could be close to both the Orcas that Penny had become so passionate about while she was commercial fishing in Alaska, and the University where Jeff was working on his Masters in Marine and Estuarine Science. We plan on dying here, but would like to put that particular goal off as long as possible!
The Amazing Reasons that we Care (All images are from our travels between S.E.Alaska, and Puget Sound.)
Stewardship and Support
We believe that businesses should effect positive change in their communities, and to that end, we actively support the following organizations: