Board of Directors
Julian Andersen – President 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 this year.
Jean Robbins – Vice President Jean is one of our more recent Board members, joining the Foundation in December 2015. Jean and her husband Chuck have lived in Lake Forest Park since 1989, Chuck since 1979, and have 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 is passionate about restoring the McAleer Creek Drainage to its native habitat. Jean can
Kim Josund – Treasurer Kim moved to the Puget Sound for college from Eastern Washington, she attended 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.
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.
Other Board Members:
Natalie-Pascale Boisseau Natalie was appointed to the Board in February 2016, as part of the burgeoning effort to save “5 Acre Wood.” Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Natalie-Pascale grew up with her family exploring numerous parks in North America, and has lived in Lake Forest Park since 2000. She is an author and has worked as a journalist and copyright attorney. She worked with non-profit organizations and small business in Quebec and Seattle area. Natalie-Pascale is completely taken by the beauty of the environment surrounding Seattle area. More recently, she has become a licensed acupuncturist and owns Clinic Innate Radiance in Edmonds. She has a passion for the medicinal and healing benefits of herbs. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2006 and is interested in ethno-botany. She is curious about Pacific Northwest forest native plant species and how humans can live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our future global ecosystem and the environment to bring calm and health to our community.
Jim Halliday Jim has resided in Lake Forest Park since 1975. His involvement in the local community and region has focused on healthy stream habitat including:, Co-chair LFP Environmental Quality Commission (EQC), Co-chair LFP StreamKeepers, LFP Legacy Task Force member, member of PERK (People for an Environmentally Responsible Kenmore), LFP ICLEI Committee – carbon/energy reduction program, LFP Crime Watch program, and Sno-King Watershed Council member. Semi-retired, Jim serves as Communications Director for Ambient Insight, a research & analysis firm specializing in mobile technology. His company, Halliday Readability, reviews content for its understandability to target audiences. Jim had an interesting and varied career from Canadian uranium mines to the Seattle docks, and even starting up a gallery that showcased contemporary Native American artists. A “born” sales professional, he also worked as District Sales Manager for Frito Lay Inc. for the Seattle area and at Nordstrom. Jim has three sons: Jeff, James, and John. He and his wife, Tyson Greer, reside in Sheridan Beach.
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 now volunteers as an Aquatic Ecologist for the Wild Fish Conservancy.
Jean Reid Jean is a practicing Family Physician 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.
Randi SibongaSeattle 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.
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 daughters, Eilidh and Delphinia.