Skookum Kids Staff

Abby Smith | Program Manager After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, Abby returned to Bellingham to pursue her passion for trouble makers. When she's not wrangling children and volunteers, you can find her searching for cheap international flights, hidden waterfalls, and her car keys.

Abby Smith | Program Manager

After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, Abby returned to Bellingham to pursue her passion for trouble makers. When she's not wrangling children and volunteers, you can find her searching for cheap international flights, hidden waterfalls, and her car keys.

Brenda Weatherby | Head Skookum Elf Bren attended a Skookum Kids interest meeting and raised her hand to bring order to the chaos of our inventory. We quickly learned she has a knack for organizing teams of passionate volunteers. She applies her church ministry experience to make the house run smoothly.

Brenda Weatherby | Head Skookum Elf

Bren attended a Skookum Kids interest meeting and raised her hand to bring order to the chaos of our inventory. We quickly learned she has a knack for organizing teams of passionate volunteers. She applies her church ministry experience to make the house run smoothly.

Nichole Silva | Volunteer Coordinator Nichole is a born and raised New Yorker who is passionate about people. She loves to guide others towards making a difference in this world. When she is not making connections and showing people how they can help these sweet kiddos, you can find her trying to discover her God more deeply, staring at the mountains, trying new recipes, and singing way too enthusiastically along with the radio in her car. 

Nichole Silva | Volunteer Coordinator

Nichole is a born and raised New Yorker who is passionate about people. She loves to guide others towards making a difference in this world. When she is not making connections and showing people how they can help these sweet kiddos, you can find her trying to discover her God more deeply, staring at the mountains, trying new recipes, and singing way too enthusiastically along with the radio in her car. 

Kyle Fugier | Business Manager   With a background in education and leadership development, Kyle was thrilled to join the team at Skookum Kids. He is driven by potential in people and systems, and loves seeing healthy teams thrive to accomplish an important mission. Outside of Skookum, you can find Kyle pretending to be cool on his motorcycle or unsuccessfully trying to tire out his 1 yr old German Shepherd.

Kyle Fugier | Business Manager

 

With a background in education and leadership development, Kyle was thrilled to join the team at Skookum Kids. He is driven by potential in people and systems, and loves seeing healthy teams thrive to accomplish an important mission. Outside of Skookum, you can find Kyle pretending to be cool on his motorcycle or unsuccessfully trying to tire out his 1 yr old German Shepherd.

Mikaela Chandler | Childcare Specialist Mikaela is an ex-Skookum intern who we love too much to let go. She has a passion for making kiddos feel loved, known, and safe. When she's not jumping at Trampoline Zone or pushing kids on swings at the park, you will find her eating anything and everything, and probably listening to Beyonce.

Mikaela Chandler | Childcare Specialist

Mikaela is an ex-Skookum intern who we love too much to let go. She has a passion for making kiddos feel loved, known, and safe. When she's not jumping at Trampoline Zone or pushing kids on swings at the park, you will find her eating anything and everything, and probably listening to Beyonce.

Ray Deck III | Founding Director 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 | Founding Director

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.