Catherine is currently President of the BARN Board. She was a Lead Evaluator and Field Consultant for AdvancED (a school accreditation company). She was the Principal and Founder of Odyssey Multiage Program and Eagle Harbor High School (part of Commodore Options school, Bainbridge Island). She was also President of the Washington State Alternative Learning Association, Bainbridge Island Health, Housing and Human Services, as well as Bainbridge Youth Services. Catherine has been on the BARN Board since 2013.
Vice President / Operations
Dave has an industrial education and technology background as well as a Masters of Architecture. He has been a consulting software developer for Intellicraft Solutions, Seattle, and on Bainbridge Island, Director of Project Management for Mercury Online Solutions then 3M Digital Signage (Senior Project Manager) and 3M Digital Marketing (Software Services Operations Supervisor). He became a Consultant offering Software Development in 2014. Dave has been involved with the development of BARN through the Building Committee, joined the BARN Board of Directors in 2015 and is Vice President.
Bill has worked on the boards of non-profit organizations for the past 25 years. He was President of the Laird Norton Foundation, Chair of the Kitsap County Art Board and the (Bainbridge Island) Public Art Committee. Bill is a metalsmith-sculptor, trained as a jeweler and metalsmtih (BFA, MFA) and has been exhibition nationally for 40 years. He added an MA in art history and has published over 40 reviews and articles for publications like Metalsmith and American Craft in the 1990s, and occasionally curates exhibitions. He was an early Founding Board Member of BIMA, and is a Founding Board Member of BARN. Bill has lived on Bainbridge Island for 20 years.
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 it’s Treasurer.
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.
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 2011. 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.
Caroline Cooley Browne
Caroline is a fine artist (fiber and paint) who has been exhibiting nationally since 1979, and is represented locally by The Art Project. She has a BFA and MFA ad has taught at BARN, helping establish the program, and taught at several nationally recognized craft schools and centers around the US. Locally she has helped been a fabric buyer for Esters Fabrics, helped produce the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, been the Art Director for Exhibition Magazine, a publication of the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, as well as their Bainbridge in Bloom event. Caroline has been on the Board of Directors of Country Montessori School and the Bainbridge Island Rowing Club. She is a founding Bard Member of BARN.
Tom has had a varied background in finance. This has included being a Financial Manager (Boeing, Plant 1), a stockbroker (Gerald H. Wright & Co, Bellevue, WA), Director of Treasurer of Crossroads Appliance (Bellevue, WA) and Senior Vice President/Controller for Pacific First Federal Savings and Loan. He was President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Financial Managers Society. Tom was BARN’s Treasurer, and has been a Board Member since 2012.
Billee is an interior designer and former art docent in our local schools. She has worked with Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council on the steering committee for Bainbridge in Bloom event. She was also on the Board of the Bainbridge Island Community Woodshop, which merged with BARN. Billee has been on the BARN Board since 2013.
David is a member of the Washington and California Bar Associations specializing in tax issues. He is a legal advisor for the Tenants Union of Washington State. He has been a tax partner with Garvey, Schubert & Barer and McKenna, Conner & Cuneo law firms. He was also Tax Director for the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche. David was Chair of the Committee on Banking and Savings Institutions for the American Bar Association, and Board President of the With Grace Training Foundation. He is currently Vice Commander of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary (Division 130-04). David has been BARN Treasurer, and has been a BARN Board Member since 2013.
Sallie has had many involvements with non-profits on Bainbridge Island. For all these she was a 2017 Island Treasure Award. She is currently on the Boards of Directors of The Marge Williams Center and the Bainbridge Island Grange, of which she had been its President. She has also been President of Sustainable Bainbridge, Bainbridge Island Land Trust, and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. Sallie was the owner of an artisan food company, was an art docent in our local schools, and worked in an American Craft focused gallery. Sallie is a founding Board member of BARN and has been its 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.
Deb is a fiber artist specializing in weaving, and has taught at BARN. She has been a Project Manager for the Group Health Cooperative and the Reijnen Company of Bainbridge Island. She has also been on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, Bainbridge Island Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. Deb has been a Vice President of BARN, and is a Founding member of the Board of Directors of BARN.
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 I 2017, Jeff was involved with the Bainbridge Island Community Woodworkers. This lead 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 Director in 2018.
The BARN board’s regular meetings are on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Great Room of BARN, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island.