MBCC Board of Directors
Joining the Board isn’t as imposing as it can sound. It’s actually pretty fun!!
We meet 10 months out of 12 on the last Monday of every month and Board members are asked to attend the majority of the meetings.
We go through finances and the events and programs we have and need. We debate on whether to ‘weigh in’ to local issues like proposed zoning and land use changes. Board members also help out at some of the events we run.
There is often talk about how we best serve the community and if the community has asked for anything new. Most of all we support the mission of the Mount Baker Community Club - to be the heart of the Mount Baker Community Club.
Interested in joining? Email us here and let’s meet one of us for a coffee/glass of wine and find out more.
Board Members 2019
Communications & Nominations Chair
Alison moved to from London to Seattle in 2012 to take up a CMO position and start her great American adventure. She moved to Mount Baker in the summer of 2016 and has fallen in love with the charm and community feel of the area.
She has held a previous non-profit board position and writes regularly for the MBCC newsletter. Part of her “Americanization” has been to become a huge Mariners fan and she can be found at Safeco field quite often through the season!
She has been on the Board since Spring 2017.
Board Member at Large
Dawn moved to Seattle "a place I'd never been before", in spring 1975 and never left. S
he and her daughter, Nicole have lived in Capital Hill, Ravenna, and Roosevelt districts, until she bought a small home in Mt Baker fall of 1997. Her grandson, Curtis, was born 3 months later and they all love it here!
The parks, schools, walk/jog trails, and community activities are part of what keeps her family here. The availability of local community centers and excellent sports teams (he plays both basketball & football) are another reason.
Mark grew up in Colorado and moved to Washington in 1989. He bought his first Home in Columbia City in 1991 and then moved to Mt. Baker in 2002. He has been working on his 1908 house on Hunter Blvd since then. After considerable restoration Mark’s house was on the 2005 Mt. Baker home tour.
After graduating from the University of Colorado majoring in German and History and moving to Seattle, he continued his love for preservation and architecture by serving for the Columbia City Landmarks review committee, being a founding member of the Rainier Valley Historical Society and serving two terms on the Southeast Seattle Design review board. Most recently, he completed service on the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board where he was chair and is currently serving on the board of The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation as Treasurer.
When not volunteering, Mark works at HomeStreet Bank where he has been for almost 21 years in the position of Senior Loan Officer.
Board Member at Large
Michelle was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA but spent many of her summer holidays as a youth with her mother's family in Mount Baker. Before moving to Seattle in 2013, Michelle helped run micro-businesses in real estate, the professional sports industry, and the fitness industry.
Having a desire and drive to support small businesses thrive, she immediately got involved at The Feed Store, initially working weekends only, but was soon offered a full time managerial position and the opportunity to relaunch her family ice cream business.
Having roots here, Mount Baker was the only neighborhood she considered living and to create her own community away from home.
Mark became Clubhouse Chair in 2018
Mark is a Seattle native that has lived in the Mount Baker neighborhood since 2012.
He joined the MBCC in 2013 and is passionate about the value of community and is dedicated to various organizations and activities.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University. Professionally, he is a commercial real estate broker with Temmel Real Estate. In his spare time he loves to cook, watch baseball and travel.
Board Member at Large
Ron and his wife Ann have been Mount Baker residents since 1984. They have both volunteered with MBCC in various capacities over the years.
This includes driving and hosting for the home tour as well as having their own home on the tour, cooking and working in booths at Day in the Park and manning the bar at club events.
Ann has also previously served on the MBCC Board. After retiring from Boeing in 2012, Ron was looking for volunteer opportunities, so when the opportunity arose, he agreed to serve on the MBCC Board as the General Counsel.
"This position allows me to use my legal and business skills while giving back to the Mount Baker community."
Peter Greaves moved to Seattle in 1977 after graduating from Syracuse University. Greaves is an architect and a Mt. Baker resident since 1986. he is the current President of the Mount Baker Community Club.
Peter is a serial volunteer and has invested his time in a number of Seattle non-profits, including AIA Seattle (President in 2005 and officer or Director from 1995 – 2006), and AIA Washington Council (President in 2006, Director 2005-2007). He has been a Director of the Seattle Architectural Foundation and currently serves on the Board of The Seattle International Dance Festival.
He is also an active participant in the Neighborhood Planning process as a Mt. Baker resident. Peter is currently President and Clubhouse Chair of the Club, and has been on the Board since 2010.
Reed was born and raised in Renton, WA but has lived in Mount Baker with his wife Emily since 2012. They didn’t know much about Mount Baker when they moved in, but now they couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in the city.
You’ll find Reed watching his kids burn off steam at the park or having family picnics at the lake in the summer. In his free time, Reed enjoys cooking, swimming, and is an avid movie buff. He also dabbles in homebrewing beer and other types of fermentation.
Reed looks forward to helping the Mount Baker Community Club remain a large part of what makes this neighborhood great.
Co-chair - ZLUPT
In 1969, Bill bought a house in close to Franklin High School, where his brother Tom was a junior. After 15 years with the Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, Bill started his own software company in 1986. He has also volunteered with Griffin Home for Boys, part of Friends of Youth. And is also a member of Southeast Seattle Crime Prevention Council (SSCPC) which works with Seattle Police Dept. to expand communication between the community and the police department. Bill was elected to the MBCC Board in 2009 and has also served as MBCC Treasurer. He has served as Board Secretary since 2010.
MLK, Jr. Scholarships
Board Member at Large
Mike, his wife Laura, their 3 children & 4 cats moved to Mount Baker in 2009. They have lived in 9 different cities, including Seoul Korea, and wanted to find a neighborhood that they could "settle" down in for a long time. They were attracted to the architecture and diversity of the neighborhood, as well as the deep sense of community.
They are preservationists and have redone many older homes with the focus on making them look as original as possible. Their tudor home was on the 2011 home tour. Keep an eye out for Mike, riding his bike through the neighborhood, & Laura working in the garden.
Chair - Mount Baker View Subcommittee
Ashley is a Midwest transplant to the Pacific Northwest and has fallen in love with everything Seattle has to offer. She attended college and graduate school in Chicago, receiving her MA in Writing and Publishing and is an avid writer and reader. Taking on the volunteer role of Editor for The View was a no brainer as community journalism has always been important to her.
Ashley has lived in the Mount Baker neighborhood for five years with her boyfriend Alex and their rescue pit bull, Leo. When not at work at the nonprofit, Youth in Focus, Ashley can be found in her vegetable garden at the neighborhood p-patch or in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes.
She is excited to bring community news to her neighbors and would love to extend the invitation to become a writer for The View to anyone who has a knack for storytelling!
Board Member at Large
Travis has lived in Mount Baker with his wife Kaitlin since 2013. They are both Seattle natives having moved to Mount Baker because they enjoyed the access to parks, schools and the light rail station.
Joining the MBCC board is a chance for him to be involved in club leadership as the community continues to develop. He looks forward to helping make Mount Baker an even better place to live. When not working on various home remodel projects he enjoys playing soccer and hiking with friends.
Marilyn and her husband Earl lived in Enumclaw for 40 years and moved to Mount Baker in 2014 after they sold the family business. She grew up in Tacoma and is a UW graduate.
Marilyn enjoys sewing, crafts, gardening, antique malls, travel, and living in a wonderful neighborhood full of classic old homes close to the lake and city life.
They have a son in West Seattle and a daughter in New York City. Marilyn and Earl are currently planning a major restoration/remodel of their 1924 colonial.