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.
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.
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.
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.
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.