Board of Directors

Kellie Schmidt 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. 

Kellie Schmidt

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. 

Andrew Orlando Andrew is the Lead Pastor of a thriving local church and has a driving passion to steer people towards healthy living. He’s a family man at heart and enjoys the journeys that come with equipping his 5 children to be world-changers, and relaxing with a good book on a rainy day, near a warm fire, alongside his wife of 20 years.

Andrew Orlando

Andrew is the Lead Pastor of a thriving local church and has a driving passion to steer people towards healthy living. He’s a family man at heart and enjoys the journeys that come with equipping his 5 children to be world-changers, and relaxing with a good book on a rainy day, near a warm fire, alongside his wife of 20 years.

Scott Emory After growing up and going to school in the Seattle area and a career as a research engineer and technical speaker around the country and the world, Scott retired and returned to the Great Pacific Northwest.  He now spends his time volunteering for faith-based nonprofits and learning to play the piano.  When the weather's nice, he's out doing what God's Country was made for: backpacking in the mountains, biking around the Sound, and sailing in the San Juans.

Scott Emory

After growing up and going to school in the Seattle area and a career as a research engineer and technical speaker around the country and the world, Scott retired and returned to the Great Pacific Northwest.  He now spends his time volunteering for faith-based nonprofits and learning to play the piano.  When the weather's nice, he's out doing what God's Country was made for: backpacking in the mountains, biking around the Sound, and sailing in the San Juans.

Alan Artman 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.

Alan Artman

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.

Lani Swanson 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).

Lani Swanson

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).

Randy Pries 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.

Randy Pries

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.

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.

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.