Board of Directors



kim_1_5Kim Josund, Co-President (2023)  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.

randi5Randi Sibonga, Co-President (2023) 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_1_5Jeff Jensen,Vice President  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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJohn Brew, Secretary/Treasurer  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.

Board of Directors

dougDoug 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.

Lisa Pedigo linkedinLisa 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.

jeansqJean 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.

jeanrobbins1_5Jean 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.

Amanda Royal  Amanda has over 25 years of experience in the environmental field where she has supported several campaigns for water quality improvement, and a lifetime of passion for improving the quality of our natural resources and environment. In her current position, she serves as a Surface Water Project Coordinator for water quality for the City of Bothell’s Public Works Department. Additionally, she co-manages a salmon restoration project for Waynita Creek at the former Wayne Golf Course. Before  coming to Washington, she was on the Clean Lakes Team at the Arizona Department of Environmental  Quality for 10 years working on lake studies for nutrients and mercury impairment. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and two young daughters outdoors skiing, kayaking,  camping, hiking, and watching Marvel movies. She also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Lake  Forest Park Water District and jumps to volunteer opportunities when she can.

Brian Saunders photo_bksBrian 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 WWU and UVic. 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

Vicki Scuri  Vicki is an Artist and Designer, who lives and works in Lake Forest Park, with work inspired by Nature, Community, Site, and Light. She has a stellar track record spanning over 35 years, with award winning projects across the United States. As an artist and a multidisciplinary designer, Vicki focuses her work on mitigating the impact of infrastructure on communities, in an effort to create site-responsive, contextual  designs that reflect community heritage, values and landscape. Vicki’s projects are perceptual, evoking emotional responses through the play of light and shadow over form, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary through the use of common materials in uncommon ways. Her goal is to enhance public space, creating a more livable built environment, lifting the human spirit, promoting quality of life, environment and culture, encouraging people to connect and engage.

Jeff Snedden   Jeff has lived in Lake Forest Park since 1989, off NE 155th Street next to Lake Washington. Jeff spent his entire career in marketing and advertising, early on running political campaigns in his home State of  Iowa before moving to Seattle in 1984. In the late 1980’s he worked for McCaw Cellular where he began  lifelong fascination and career using data for marketing. In 1996 he went to work for Microsoft, ultimately leading a team of data scientists focused on using data driven insight for Microsoft’s  consumer-oriented products and online offerings. Jeff retired in 2016 and has spent much of his time in  local Lake Forest Park activism. Among other things, he has successfully appealed multiple tree removal  permits and fought successfully to stop the construction of a 38-unit apartment on 155th St over  Blsche’tla Creek. He is an active member of the Saint Vincent De Paul organization.

dougw3bDoug Wacker – currently on sabbatical (2022-23) 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.


Amanda Royal
Vicki Scuri
Jeff Snedden