My husband, two daughters and I moved back to Bellingham 16 years ago. Over the years I have committed a large part of my time giving back to groups that support children in our community. After attending an Our TreeHouse luncheon in 2017 I knew that I wanted to be a part of this organization. Since 2018 I have been honored to be working to support the mission of Our TreeHouse.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Art with 15 years’ experience in advertising, marketing and graphic design. I love event planning, and have been working in this capacity with local non-profits since 2000.
I am a lifelong local with deep ties to our community. Working as a realtor, raising my teenage children or supporting my husband, I am committed to giving back to a community that has given me so much. Our Treehouse's mission calls to me in that it helps children and families.
I have a long career in Human Resources and am currently an HR Consultant in Whatcom County. As many others who support Our TreeHouse, I have seen up close a child’s loss of a loved one and the impact that can have on the child and family. In 2014, I joined the Our TreeHouse board in order to actively support its mission and currently serve as the Board's Secretary.
Our TreeHouse has supported and nurtured many of my close friends and family during the toughest of times. Looking for a way to give back to the program, I joined the Our TreeHouse Board in January 2017. I am a a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, have been a medical social worker since 2005, and am a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in the Virtual Academic Center.
Originally from Alaska, my son and I have created a home here in Washington over the past four years. I work in Whatcom County as an EMT. I discovered Our TreeHouse while looking for volunteer opportunities and fell in love with the mission: to help those in a time of need. My initial interest was to become a facilitator, but after a conversation with a few board members, I was convinced I'd be better on the Board of Directors. I am very excited to be a part Our TreeHouse, our mission, and our community.
I have owned and operated my company Fairhaven Cotton Co since 1990 and Fairhaven Global Site Solutions for 10 years. Through raising my three daughters, I have volunteered through the local high schools to create events to fund needed programs. I have been on the board since 2012 and involved in fun- raising and creating events for community awareness.
When I was 14 years old, I lost my older brother to a brain cyst. It was sudden and a huge shock. The lack of support in my hometown of Philadelphia was hard for me. I moved to Bellingham 14 years ago and was so pleased to find this organization! I became involved to be a part of helping young people and their families.
I moved to Bellingham from Arizona with my husband after retiring from a 25-year career in education and children's grief support. I am a founding member of Our TreeHouse and have supported the organization in nearly every capacity.