Joel graduated from Shelton High School and went on to the University of Puget Sound where he earned a degree in math and competed in track. On graduation, he embarked on a teaching and coaching career that eventually brought him to Gig Harbor, where he has lived for the past 38 years with his wife of 45 years, Lucinda. Together they raised their three children in their Peacock Hill home, where they have lived for the past 36 years.
Julie is the managing partner at Resource Dimensions, a Washington based economics consulting firm specializing in integrated economic impact analysis, economic development, the economics of environmental services, market, feasibility and business development analyses.
Originally from Minnesota, she developed an early appreciation for the environment and the nonprofit world. While a student at the U of M, she worked with MPRIG on efforts to help establish the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Since moving to Gig Harbor in 2002, with her then 10 year-old daughter, she has been actively engaged in the community and is one of GGHF's five founding members.
Mr. Sadler’s professional experience includes accounting and consulting services to Brink & Sadler accounting and auditing business clients. He provides personal financial, tax and estate planning to many of the firm’s individual clients.
Tom and his wife Sharon have lived in Gig Harbor since 1993. They enjoy boating around the beautiful Puget Sound, golfing and attending the many Gig Harbor community events.
Ken has lived in the Puget Sound region since 1986, when his father was stationed to Fort Lewis.
In recent years, he has committed time to various community projects and volunteering with groups such as the local Cheney Family Branch Boys and Girls Club. Ken originally joined the organization in 2012 to help develop the fiscal foundation for GGHF Curious by Nature School. He believed that the school provided a great place for children from our community to learn and develop strong connections with the natural world; and was excited to help the School grow. In 2014, Ken joined the Foundation's Board of Directors where he served as an at large member until 2015 when he was elected to the Treasurer's post.
JoAnna moved to Gig Harbor in 2012. She and her husband had been residing in Cle Elum where their business, Pioneer Coffee Roasting Company’s roastery is located. Growing up in North Bend, JoAnna knows what rain is. Oh and wind, she can thank Ellensburg, Central Washington University, for that one. While attending college for a business degree with a minor in psychology, JoAnna met her husband, Chris and fell in love with him – and the coffee business.
Since 2004, Ric Hallock, his wife, Christina, and their two sons, Dawson and Kolton, have made Gig Harbor their home.
Ric works as a contract editor of Gig Harbor Life, a weekly community newspaper. He co-owns and operates Green Onion Media Services, LLC, providing multi-media services since January 2012.
Brian McLean is the chair of the Students of Distinction program, which The Peninsula Gateway started in 2003 as a way to recognize outstanding achievement from graduating seniors in the Peninsula School District. Since then, the program has grown to honor 36 graduating seniors annually with post-secondary scholarships in seven different categories: Academics, Athletics, Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Music, Arts & Drama, Overcoming Adversity, and Science & Technology.
Jud has lived in Washington for over thirty years. He and his wife have called Gig Harbor home since 2004.
He holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and has been involved in social work services for nearly 50 years. Over his career, Jud has held a broad range of positions over his career. Among other things, he has served as a Welfare Worker in Chicago, a School Social Worker in Detroit, Crisis Intervention Outreach Worker in Fresno, a Community Mental Health Clinic Director in Hermiston, OR, a Child Protective Services Supervisor in South Carolina, a Grant Writer/Contract Monitor in Spokane, a Fund Raiser in Tacoma, and as the Key Peninsula Family Resource Center Director.
Originally from Texas, David settled in Gig Harbor along with his wife, Tonia, and their four children in 2005 after retiring from the US Navy. David has a degree in business and works for US Bank as a Commercial Banking Officer where he advices and assists business owners with commercial real estate loans and equipment financing needs.
Rob is a lifelong career musician, first performing professionally at the age of twelve in his hometown of Port Clinton Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie. Over the past 38 years, Rob has played countless shows in every conceivable venue and in musical formats varying from solo acoustic to orchestral. In addition to live performance, Rob performs audio & recording engineering functions for various clients in his own Budapest West studios. Rob studied music technology, music theory, and jazz guitar at Bowling Green State University, and is a graduate of The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring institute.