Kellie has worked and volunteered in a variety of ministries doing publicity, event planning and fundraising. Currently, she works at Bellingham Christian School, serves on the Bellingham Christian School Foundation Board, and participates in women’s ministry at her church. She attended WWU and studied visual communications. Kellie likes riding horses, gardening, reading, boating and cooking. In 2004-2005 she and her family sailed from Bellingham to New Zealand, stopping in Mexico and many South Pacific Islands including French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Nuie and Tonga. They now own a small farm in north Bellingham where they live with their two teenage children and various farm animals. They are also foster parents, which led her to want to serve at Skookum Kids.
Ray Deck III
A serial intrapreneur, Ray Deck III has a decade of experience inciting change from within complex organizations. When he’s not wrestling with bureaucracy, you can find him running, surfing, or backpacking through the Cascades. But you should go look for him. He has a terrible sense of direction, and is probably lost.
Shannon started her event planning career 20 years ago at a college job at Seattle Pacific University. She loves details and keeping things organized. Shannon was first drawn to Skookum because of the practical need it met for families in our community. Now what gets her most excited is the passion that is behind Skookum and the new creative ways this dynamic organization brings hope into places where it's needed the most. She also loves backpacking, skiing, running, and being involved in the wider Bellingham community with her family - husband Jon, and two boys, Noah and Caleb.
With a background in youth work, counseling, and humbled to be a Pastor at Cornwall Church, Randy is a recovering perfectionist with people pleasing tendencies, and a love for kids.
He and his wife have two adults kids who are both married, and they love being grandparents! Walking their boxer gives opportunity to explore the numerous parks in Bellingham. When not singing with the Mount Baker Toppers, he's often lost in a good book, or helping kids read at one of our local elementary schools.
With a background in Marketing and Management, Lani Swanson has layered timely years of experience with volunteer management, extensive parenting skills, and prayer ministry operations. She has a strong desire to see broken things get fixed and chaos come into order. She enjoys boating and loving her family (husband Kurt, 5 children, 6 grandchildren).
Alan Artman, Chief Financial Officer at Faithlife Corporation, has held several senior financial leadership roles in his over 30 year career that started in banking and included manufacturing, distribution, and now technology. In addition to being active in his church, Alan serves on the Bellingham Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, works with international students from Western Washington University, and is a member of the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club. He tries to play golf when he can and otherwise enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Pam and their two grown children.