BARN Board of Directors Officers Sallie Maron President 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. Wayne Roth Vice-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 Secretary 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. Ian Forbes Treasurer 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. Directors Grae Drake Executive Director BARN’s Executive Director, Grae Drake, took the helm in May of 2022. He brings his experience in building mission-driven products, teams, and companies as a senior executive in the educational technology sector. In addition, he has a background in corporate law and as a nonprofit board member. He also loves to make things. That passion led him to a role as the volunteer Studio Lead for BARN’s Glass Arts Studio. “I’ve been in love with BARN since my first class here. The craft, the space, and, most importantly, the people are a joy to be around. Joining BARN as a member and serving as a volunteer has been deeply rewarding. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to make life better for the members working in the studios and the volunteers that make our studios thrive. From a higher level I’m looking forward to expanding the reach of our community (particularly for those who’ve had trouble accessing BARN in the past) and the role of creativity and craft in kitsap and beyond.” Email:[email protected] Telephone:206-842-4475 ext. 201 Kimber Brown Director Kimber was born and raised in Seattle, a third generation Washingtonian, and moved to Bainbridge in 1989. She comes to BARN from a career in event planning, marketing and volunteer management in broadcasting and sports marketing working at KJR AM and with Bob Walsh and Associates in Seattle. She founded Audion Laboratories, Inc on Bainbridge Island in 1992 where she successfully launched VoxPro, a popular digital audio editing program used in news and control rooms around the world. She retired as chief operating office of Audion in 2015 after overseeing the sale of the business to Wheatstone, a leading manufacturer of broadcast console and audio equipment. Kimber received a BA degree from Washington State University in Advertising/Broadcast Production. Her past board experience includes the Corporate Board of the King County Boys and Girls Clubs, Kids Auction Board, the Board of Trustees of Holy Names Academy, as well as volunteering for Hyla Middle School on Bainbridge Island and the Amabile Choir. She claims the wood shop as her home studio at BARN and joined the board in 2021. You can find her behind a piano, digging in her garden, or walking in Gazzam when she’s not working on BARN activities. Sean Eaton Director Sean’s been an educator on Bainbridge since 1997. He’s taught technology, shop, computer science, and media classes at Woodward Middle School and BHS. He started the Career & Technical Education program at the middle school and went on to become the Career & Technical Education Director for the school district six years ago. Over the years he’s also coached track, football, wrestling, and robotics teams. Sean enjoys woodworking (ask him about the pygmy kayak he built) and software-driven tools like laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC machines for creative projects. In his spare time he enjoys playing games and hanging out with his family boating, fishing and just about any sport. 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. 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.