MBCC Board of Directors


The Mount Baker Community Club Board Members are tireless supporters and advocates for the Mount Baker neighborhood. They believe in the mission of the Clubhouse, to be the heart of Mount Baker, and they generously contribute their time and energy to help the Mount Baker community thrive.

Many of our Board Members participate in various Board Committees. Each committee is charged with a set of goals meant to ensure alignment with the Community Club's mission. Committees include; parks & open spaces, zoning and land use, programs and development. If you're interested in getting involved in the Board or its Committees, let us know.

New and Returning Board Member Candidates - 2017

Alison Andrew

Alison moved to from London to Seattle in 2012 to take up a CMO position and start her great American adventure. She and her husband Craig moved to Mount Baker in the summer of 2016 and have fallen in love with the charm and community feel of the area. She has three wonderful stepchildren, Catherine (in photo), Noa and Elizabeth.

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 and Craig can be found at Safeco field quite often through the season!

 

Dawn Counts

Board Member at Large

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Dawn moved to Seattle "a place I'd never been before", in spring 1975 and never left. She 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.

 

Judith Yarrow

President

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Judith is current president of Mount Baker Community Club. She has lived in Mount Baker since 1974.  She joined the MBCC board in 2011, the same year she retired as a communications manager from the UW School of Public Health. "I’ve always been interested in community projects and have worked most recently to develop the Charlestown Hillclimb. I’m a proud supporter of this neighborhood and appreciate the work MBCC has done to create community and strengthen bonds among neighborhood residents." When not busy in the community, Judith enjoys writing poetry and short fiction, beading, gardening, and walking.

Michelle Forbes

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 Temmel

Board Member at Large

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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.

 

Peter Greaves

Vice President and Chair - Clubhouse Committee

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Peter Greaves moved to Seattle in 1977 after graduating from Syracuse University. Greaves is an architect and a Mt. Baker resident since 1986. 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 Vice President and Clubhouse Chair of the Club, and has been on the Board since 2010.

Adriane Markwood

Adriane was born and raised in the Mount Baker neighborhood. After attending WSU in Pullman she managed a salon and boutique clothing store. Soon after meeting the love of her life and having 3 amazing daughters, Ella, Sienna and Lola, her family moved back to the neighborhood to be close to family. Adriane is passionate about lobbying for regulation in the personal care industry and works for Beautycounter from home. She is a board member at Central Branch preschool and enjoys spending time cheering on her daughters tball and baseball teams, spending time with friends, and raising money for various causes in our community. Adriane is excited to help bring energy and fun to community events!


Corey Rawdon

Board Member at Large

Corey and his husband Noah have been Seattle—and Mount Baker—residents since their move to the PNW in 2014. Having previously been involved in activating the community of residents who lived in the Downtown Central Business District (CBD) of Dallas, Corey was drawn to the sense of community, place, and purpose that Mount Baker residents have enjoyed since 1909 with the founding of the Mount Baker Community Club. Corey currently leads business strategy for Amazon as their head of Worldwide CRM and has previously served as Chair of the MBCC Programs Committee where he created the quite popular mixology events for the Club.

 

Bill Davis

Co-chair - ZLUPT

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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.

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Judy McBroom

MLK, Jr. Scholarships


Megan Guansing

Communications Chair

Megan and her husband Alan both grew up in Wisconsin. They met while working as designers in San Francisco and happily landed in Seattle in 2006. Megan is a gardener, bike rider, camper/hiker, baker, and Pilates enthusiast. She and Alan are slowly renovating their 1950s ranch house for their Boxer, Muji Pancake, and British Blue cat, Cyan Pearla.

Diane Schachter

Development Chair

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Diane loves Mount Baker and chose it as her home 4 years ago after living in the Seattle area for 25+ years. She is here for many of the same reasons that we all arethe balance of urban life with natural beauty, the ease of access to the downtown core, and the community spirit. As a board member, she will work to increase our financial health and diversify our membership. Diane sees Mount Baker as a third place,to quote Ron Sher, one of the places we all to thrive, in addition to our home and workplaces. Professionally, Diane works full time as a couple and family therapist, a field she loves. She has many interests.. the garden, the arts, music, and feeding people in her home.

Ron Suter

Interim Treasurer

Ron and his wife Ann have been Mount Baker residents since 1984. They have both volunteered with MBCC in various capacities over the years, 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."

 

Mike Brosius

Board Member at Large

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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.

Julia Janek

Chair - Mount Baker View Subcommittee

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Julia grew up in Virginia and lived in Washington DC for years before relocating to Seattle in 2005. She has edited newsletters professionally and as a volunteer. Today she is a stay-at-home mom to her two elementary school-age boys. Julia volunteers at their school and with the MBCC. She is very excited to be a part of The View. Please contact her if you have ideas for the newsletter.

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Victoria Romero

Co-chair Disaster Preparedness and Neighborhood Safety Committee

Victoria has been a Mount Baker resident since 1982, first in the Strickler Townhouses off S. Massachusetts and then in the home she and her husband Tony (Colin) purchased in 1985 for their blended family. Her love for the Mount Baker community is evident in her volunteer work, most notably her work organizing neighbors to respond proactively to safety concerns and disaster preparedness. She is a founding member of the Mount Baker Safe Neighborhood Committee and with this group of neighbors, organized private patrol,  workshops with SPD (Calling 911), SNAP (neighborhood disaster preparedness), and the Red Cross (family disaster preparedness).

 

Jean Stolzman

Co-chair Disaster Preparedness and Neighborhood Safety Committee

Jean and her husband, Barry, moved to Mount Baker in the Spring of 2008 when Barry transferred to Seattle for a job. They fell in love with the old houses and blooming cherry trees along Lake Washington and, quickly, new neighbors became life-long friends. Jean is an architect and an East Coast transplant. She loves walks through the neighborhood with their dog, meeting new neighbors, discovering footpaths, stairways and streets with old, ornate houses. Celebrating and protecting this neighborhood is important to Jean. She and several neighbors started the Mount Baker Safe Neighborhood Committee. With that experience, she’s looking forward to working with the Mount Baker community to raise awareness of disaster preparedness and public safety.

 

Travis  Watt

Chair - Parks and Open Space Committee

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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. 

 

David  Darby

Chair - Program Committee

David Darby and his wife, Connie, have lived in Mount Baker for 14 years and love the many elements that make this neighborhood special. David’s career has allowed him to address marketing from diverse angles – as a start-up manager, corporate product manager at Amazon and Microsoft, agency executive and business consultant – for over 20 years. He is currently a senior consultant with Boost! Collective, a local marketing services firm.

Mark  Hannum

Co-chair - ZLUPT

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.

 

Marilyn Barker

Secretary

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.