BARN Board of Directors - BARN

BARN Board of Directors

Officers

Wayne Roth

Wayne Roth

President

Wayne worked in public media for most of his professional life, including thirty years as the President & General Manager of KUOW Public Radio. He was elected to three terms on the National Public Radio Board of Directors (NPR), and served two years as Chair. He co-founded and was the managing director of the Northwest News Network, a regional consortium that produces news reports and features for public radio stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. After retiring from KUOW Wayne was elected to a four-year term on the Bainbridge Island City Council. In 2017 he chaired the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC). Wayne serves as a director of Ballantine Communications, a newspaper publisher serving southwest Colorado. He served on the boards of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association and the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council. He helped establish the Marge Williams Office Center in 1999. He joined the BARN Board of Directors in 2018.

Lynn Agnew

Lynn Agnew

Vice President

Lynn is a working book artist and retired educator. In addition to working as a teacher and school administrator, she worked for Microsoft and created curriculum for the WA State Arts Commission. Her artistic focus is currently on making books and fabric pieces. Her work can be found in university and private collections around the country. She still teaches both book arts and printmaking classes. Lynn graduated from Middlebury College and holds a Master’s degree in Administration and the Visual Arts from Bank Street College of Education and Parsons School of Design. Lynn has served as a trustee on the boards of Hyla Middle School and The Bainbridge Community Foundation. She lives in Kingston with her husband Bill Agnew.

Els Heyne

Els Heyne

Treasurer

Els is the Managing Director of Bay Hay and Feed (Rolling Bay, Bainbridge Island), and is treasurer of Sustainable Bainbridge, of which she was a co-founder in 2007. Els earned an MBA in Sustainability and she has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience. She has been Board Member and Treasurer of The Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of the Community Housing Coalition, both of Bainbridge Island. Els has been on the BARN Board since 2016, and is currently its Treasurer.

Lorna White

Lorna White

Secretary

Lorna was raised in Manila, the Philippines and attended the International School of Manila, an experience that established an interest in travel and appreciation of global cultures. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, she had a brief career in health care before obtaining a BA from the University of Washington (UW) with an emphasis on marketing and PR. She worked in marketing at the UW before transitioning to high tech that took her to Southern California. At Hewlett Packard in San Diego she managed global marketing and PR for the printer division. She then started a marketing/PR business working with a broad range of tech companies in San Diego and Seattle. She moved back to Seattle to work for Microsoft where she managed marketing and PR for the IT Academy until she retired from Microsoft in 2015. A former long-distance runner and cyclist, she is now an avid hiker. She also enjoys sailing, gardening, reading and traveling, and is devoted to wildlife conservation. As a BARN member she is interested in the experimentation with color and shape through glass fusion and has served on the steering committee for BARN Glass Studio. She joined BARN Board in 2020.

Directors

Denise Dumouchel

Denise Dumouchel

Executive Director

BARN’s Executive Director, Denise Dumouchel, took the helm in February of 2018, after more than thirty years in education and nonprofit administration. She was part of the leadership team for IslandWood during its first eighteen years and has brought that experience to BARN. She completed her PhD in Environmental Studies in 2003, with a focus on experiential learning, human development, and teacher education. She enjoys crafting stories, carving wooden spoons, and balancing the big picture with the intricacies of day-to-day experiences.

Teri Bellamy

Teri Bellamy

Director

Teri is an experienced finance executive working with for-profit and non-profit organizations on their tax, financial management, systems development, and strategic planning. She founded TKB Consulting in 2016. She has a BA in Accounting and is a Washington State CPA.  Teri has been the Finance Director for The Center for Courage & Renewal and SeaShare non-profits, and the CFO for Carena Health Care.  Teri has also been an Adjunct Faculty Member at Pinchot University, and on the boards of The Bainbridge Graduate Institute and Hospice of Kitsap County. She has been on the Board of BARN since 2011.

Ian Forbes

Ian Forbes

Director

Ian is a Canadian, growing up in Waterloo, Ontario. He is a Systems Design Engineering graduate and entrepreneur. In 1980 he established a video services company, coinciding with the launch of the VHS video format. This evolved into pioneering the development of “digital signage” software, utilizing powerful new graphics computers and the initial introduction of “flat-screen” TVs. In 2003, he and his wife, Dianne Speers, relocated to Bainbridge Island.

Ian has been involved in community volunteering his whole working life. Upon arrival on Bainbridge Island, he was recruited to the B.E.S.T. Board of Directors and became a founding VP of the newly amalgamated Bainbridge Schools Foundation, and then a two-term President. He has also served as a Director of the Meadowmeer Water Services Assoc, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church and Island Volunteer Caregivers. In 2016 and 2019, he was co-chair of Bainbridge Island Public School Supporters. Ian joined the BARN board in 2020 and is looking forward to supporting the sustainable operation and growth of BARN, an island treasure with enormous potential to support artisans both locally and nationally.

Kim Goerlitz

Kim Goerlitz

Director

Kim Goerlitz has experience in a variety of fields including concert production, event management, public relations, music licensing, and interior design. Her volunteer background includes special education advocacy and co-founding a non-profit organization.

Kim is a founding board member of Kids In Concert, an after-school music program located in Suquamish. She is especially interested in community building and in programs that foster social-emotional wellness through engagement, sense of belonging, and purpose. An advocate for youth, for persons with special needs, and for young adult career/trade school training and mentoring, Kim has worked with the Bainbridge School District, Bainbridge Schools Foundation, and other local educational institutions and resources.

Kim joined the BARN Board in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, gardening, reading, and creative writing.

Grace Harris

Grace Harris

Director

Grace Harris is a retired middle school math teacher, public sector internal auditor and financial manager, and has been a working jewelry artist since 2007. She was a financial auditor for Price Waterhouse & Co and large public sector organizations in Seattle, WA, financial supervisor for King County Wastewater Department, WA, budget manager for the Seattle Parks and Recreation, and reviewed economic and engineering analyses for large construction project business cases for the Seattle Public Utilities.

She has been a participant since 2009 and board president of the Bainbridge Studio Tour for three years of those years, a member of the Bainbridge Island Public Arts Committee since 2014, and is a member and current manager of the Verksted Cooperative Art Gallery in Poulsbo.

Sallie Maron

Sallie Maron

Director

Sallie has been picking blackberries on Bainbridge Island since moving here with her family in 1978. She has been involved with a number of community organizations, including the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Sustainable Bainbridge, and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. She was a founding board member and previous President of BARN. Sallie was honored as an Island Treasure in 2017. A few of her other activities include being the owner of an artisan food company, an art docent in our local schools, and work in an American craft-focused gallery. She loves bringing people together. 

 

Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams

Director

Jeff spent 30 years as a firefighter for California State and Orange County agencies, and another 10 Director of Marketing and Events for The Orange County Professional Firefighter Association. Jeff has worked with the Boy Scouts, was Marketing Director of the 400-member North Coast Aquatics Swim Team, and the School Site Director for a new campus design team for the Vista Unified School District, California. And then, after a move to the Northwest in 2017, Jeff was involved with the Bainbridge Island Community Woodworkers. This led to being manager of the extensive cabinet project for the BARN facility as well as being on the Wood Studio Steering Committee. Jeff joined the BARN Board of Directors in 2018.

The BARN board’s regular meetings are on the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Great Room of BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island.