Kim Josund – Acting President (2021) and Treasurer Kim moved to the Puget Sound for college from Eastern Washington, attending the University of Washington where she earned a degree in zoology. Kim’s connection to nature began as a child camping and hiking with her family. She has worked in many areas of science, from genetics research to forest ecology, wildlife rehabilitation, environmental policy and lobbying. Past employers include the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Wilderness Society and the Washington Environmental Council. Preserving and restoring the natural features of our small town on the edge of the big city is important to her. She recently completed a Certificate in Natural Science Illustration at the UW; she wrote the grant and helped paint the salmon mural in the entryway of Brookside Elementary.
Randi Sibonga – Vice President Seattle native Randi Maya Sibonga is an attorney and business owner. Her company owns and operates retail and food and beverage concessions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including Hudson News, Elliott Bay Books, Made In Washington and the Dufry duty-free stores. For over thirty years, Randi practiced law, focusing on criminal defense, family law and civil rights enforcement. Randi is deeply committed to improving the lives of homeless young people in Seattle and is a long-time volunteer and supporter of local agencies that provide them with housing, services and education. And as a twenty-five year resident of Lake Forest Park, Randi is also committed to serving her local community and preserving its natural environment. She has degrees in communications and law from the University of Washington.
Jeff Jensen – Secretary Jeff grew up fishing and hiking in the Seattle area, and has always loved being around water. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1984 with degrees in Fisheries and Zoology and moved to the Boston area, where he earned a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Harvard University. He carefully chose his research projects such that they required spending summers back in the Pacific Northwest (mostly in the San Juan Islands), and he continued his summer research at Friday Harbor during the 13 years he was a faculty member in the Biology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. With his heart still firmly in the Pacific Northwest, Jeff kept an eye on west coast job listings, and in 2012 he accepted a position at the newly formed School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Washington, Bothell campus. It’s a great fit for him, and he’s delighted to be able to see a salmon-bearing stream from his office window. Lake Forest Park was a natural choice as a place to live since he likes all three, and a satellite view on Google maps showed it to be by far the greenest neighborhood within bicycling distance of UWBothell and UWSeattle. He lives here with his wife Dana and two daughters. He is particularly interested in water-related issues.
Board of Directors
Julian Andersen – Julian Andersen has lived in Lake Forest Park since 1979, on a lower reach of Hillside Creek. He is a retired teacher and also a newspaper publisher. During a 30 year career at Shoreline Community College he taught classes in mathematics and computer science, was a charter member local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, helped establish the first micro-computer lab, served as director of administrative computing, and jointly led many student excursions into the North Cascades. Since 1996 Julian has split his time between home and family in Lake Forest Park and stewardship of a community newspaper company in Minnesota. Julian served on the City’s Environmental Quality Commission for many years, including multiple terms as chairperson. He has participated in many work parties and is the proud possessor of a sturdy five-foot walking stick made from a Lake Forest Park English Ivy stem. Julian and his wife Jamie have two adult sons. Julian has long been an Advisory Board member, and has been serving on the Board since being appointed in March of 2016.
John Brew John moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1977 when the Air Force brought him to Tacoma. He started hiking in Mount Rainier and decided this was the best place in the world to live. John spent 40 years developing electronics for aircraft and spacecraft. Along the way, he earned a bachelors and master degree in electrical engineering from University of Washington. John and his wife Mary Ellen moved to Lake Forest Park in 1989. In the last 20 years, John’s passion has been learning more about the natural world. After retiring in 2013, he returned to school at Shoreline CC and UW- Bothell to learn more about biology. He is passionate about doing restoration work; he wants to leave the world better than he found it.
Doug Hennick Doug’s first career was that of an oceanographer in the NOAA Corps. Following retirement from NOAA he became a stream ecologist for King County, and then a fish and wildlife biologist for the State of Washington. His graduate school work was in freshwater ecology, so he feels like a salmon that started in freshwater, then went to sea, and finally has returned to where he belongs, in the freshwater environment again. Doug is married and has lived in Lake Forest Park since 1999. Doug has been a lead volunteer in the IvyOut efforts and mentoring Boy Scout projects to build trails and restore native plants at Five Acre Woods.
Bill Leon Bill joined the Board in 2018 and is interested in promoting environmental regeneration and minimizing environmental impact of development. A former professor of Geology, he holds three degrees and has served on several Boards. Bill brings extensive professional and volunteer experience in community development, planning and management of citizen involvement efforts in local government.
Lisa Pedigo A microbiologist with over 30 years of experience in science and research, Lisa came to the Foundation first as a key volunteer for the successful Campaign to Save Five Acre Woods. She has an interest in photography, gardening and birding. Lisa was also part of the team that successfully achieved certification of LFP as a Community Wildlife Habitat from the National Wildlife Federation. Lisa’s goal is to support environmental education so that local children
have experiential learning labs in our forests.
Jean Reid Jean is a practicing Physician, currently working for the Tulalip Tribes, who has lived in Lake Forest Park since 1994. She was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After receiving her undergraduate degree from MIT, she lived and traveled in Scotland, New Zealand and California before attending Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Jean completed her residency training at the University of Washington. In her spare time Jean enjoys theater, the outdoors (restoring wetlands, of course) and is thrilled to have made her home in the beautiful Northwest with her husband Charles.
Jean Robbins – Jean joined the Foundation in December 2015. Jean has lived in Lake Forest Park since 1989, and raised two children through Shoreline schools. Jean is a retired Special Education Teacher and School Psychologist with a 30 year history with Edmonds School District. She has spent about every spare free moment in wild lands including being a wilderness guide in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a sea kayak guide in the San Juan Islands. Jean has led restoration projects at Grace Cole Nature Park and along McAleer Creek.
Brian Saunders A lifelong LFPer, Brian received his BS in Biology and MS in Marine-Estuarine Sciences at Western Washington University. His emphasis focused on the intertidal ecosystem and the adaptations of marine invertebrates. He is a strong advocate for conservation and preservation of sensitive habitats, especially in and around the Salish Sea. Brian has been an instructor at Shoreline and North Seattle College since 1996. He has taught Biology for non-majors, Cell Biology, Botany, Zoology, Environmental Science, Oceanography and Marine Biology. Brian and his wife Ellyn have twins attending Shorecrest High School. Those who have been to Stewardship Foundation fundraisers, or the (in)famous 182nd Street Party, may know Brian’s alter ego as a member of the band Padres of the Park.
Doug Wacker Doug Wacker grew up in a rural-turned-suburban town outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. He moved to the west coast with his now wife, Kim in 1997. He earned his BS in Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he became interested in bird biology and behavior. While a student, he worked with the Alaska Bird Observatory, learning bird identification, capture, and handling skills. Doug and Kim married in Fairbanks in 1999, figuring if they could survive an Alaska winter together in a one-room cabin without running water, they were meant for each other. They moved to Washington in 2001, where Doug did his PhD at the University of Washington, studying the seasonal territoriality of the song sparrow. Doug is now an Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior at the University of Washington Bothell, teaching and conducting research on avian communication and social behavior. Doug and Kim have two children, Eilidh and Delphinia.