Duy Tran is Business Initiative and Integration Manager for REI Experiences and New Ventures. He has over 15 years of organizational management experience leading multiple organizational facets of REI including REI’s Outdoor Programs nationally. Duy received REI’s 2014 Leadership Award in recognition of his commitment to and impact on the Co-op. He has a BA in Architecture from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has also served on the Board of BikeWorks, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tonga.
Betsey provides nonprofit counsel to a wide variety of organizations helping them advance their philanthropic strategies. A respected leader in Seattle’s nonprofit sector, she has served on the staff at Seattle Parks Foundation, Women’s Funding Alliance, the Seattle Symphony, and the Seattle Repertory Theater. Betsey currently volunteers at the University District Food Bank, serves on the Parent Council of Macalester College, and is an advisory board member of the Fundraising and Nonprofit Management Certificate programs at the University of Washington.
Paul J. Wright is Director of Workplace Safety for Boeing in Renton, Washington, and South Carolina. He has been with Boeing for over 25 years, holding senior leadership roles in Flight Sciences, Product Development Environmental Performance, and System Safety and Regulatory Affairs. Paul earned a BSME in Control Systems from Santa Clara University.
Sarah Gustafson, CPA, is Tax Senior at Clark Nuber, specializing in the preparation of tax returns for charitable organizations. She holds a Masters in Business Taxation from the Marshall School of Business at USC and a BA in Political Science from Yale. In addition to her role on the Board of Directors, she is active as an EarthCorps Puget Sound Steward. She also served as a Board Member for Friends in Deed in Pasadena, CA and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia.
Kim Rakow Bernier is the Principal at Kim Rakow Bernier Consulting, providing organizational development and management services to nonprofits. She previously served as the Executive Director at Pangea Giving. Kim has 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the social sector, in education, global development and sustainability organizations. She served in the Peace Corps in the Solomon Islands, earned an MPA at the University of Washington and a BA from Tufts.
Ken is a retired executive with experience in the chemical and aerospace industries. He serves on and advises non-profit Boards of Directors and is a volunteer business mentor with SCORE. An active EarthCorps volunteer, he and his black Labrador are also a therapy dog team working in health care and education. Ken earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering from MIT. He has lived in Germany, China, and the UK and speaks German, French, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese.
Darren Challey is Chief Information Security Officer for Amazon Fulfillment and Operations. Previously, he served as Vice President for Enterprise Information Security at Expedia. He spent 12 years in IT and Information Security with GE and eight years with Lockheed Martin. He has a Masters in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Networking from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Union College. Darren is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Johanna Coolbaugh is an attorney at Karr Tuttle Campbell, whose practice focuses on trust and estate planning, probate administration, and related litigation. She holds a JD summa cum laude from Seattle University and a BA from the University of Washington. In addition to her EarthCorps Board service, she volunteers for the YWCA Seattle Emergency Housing Shelter, First Responders Will Clinic, and PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support).
Walter Euyang is experienced in the field of asset management and recreational specialist. He holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and an AB Degree in Economics from Stanford University. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer at Headbone Interactive.
Vandna ‘Van’ Chaudhari is thrilled to join the EarthCorps family. In her day job, she serves as the Director for Value Based Care Operations at UW Medicine. As Administrative Director, Van is responsible for ensuring the health system performs as an accountable care organization and improves the value of care delivered. Vandna also serves as faculty in the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Van lives in Woodinville with her husband and three children.
Tania Elahee is a Brand Manager with Starbucks. Her background is in multinational project and product management, multicultural marketing, and corporate social responsibility. A Seattle native, she holds a Masters in International Development Policy & Management and an MBA from the University of Washington. She has visited more than 40 countries and is fluent in Spanish.
Anthony Jones is an Associate with Perkins Coie, focusing on intellectual property matters involving patent prosecution. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Anthony was an in-house attorney for the Tulalip Tribes, focusing on tribal governance, economic development, and tribal court litigation. He was also an appellate and pro tem judge for the Northwest Intertribal Court System and a hearing examiner pro tem (trainee) for the City of Seattle Office of Hearing Examiner.
Before attending law school, Anthony earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from MIT with a minor in management and served as an intern with the ocean engineering group at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Darryl has been a restoration volunteer with EarthCorps since 2012 when EarthCorps joined forces with People For Puget Sound (PFPS), adopting their restoration program. Darryl had been a Sound Steward with PFPS. Darryl earned his B.S> in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and has worked with Boeing for 20 years.
Darryl has volunteered more than 500 hours and has strong relationships with key volunteers including Sarah Gustafson who got to know Darryl through her volunteer stewardship work. Sarah is good friends with Darryl and recommended him for board service.
Mike is a community volunteer and recently served on Seattle City Council where he advocated for equity and sustainability. Mike played a key role in securing funding for Green Seattle Partnership during the creation of Seattle’s Metropolitan Parks District. Prior to serving on Council, Mike was CFO of Stokes Lawrence, a Seattle law firm. Mike earned a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Washington. Mike has served as an EarthCorps homestay for more than two years. He currently serves as Treasurer and a member of the Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee with Sierra Club where he is a long-time volunteer and leader. Mike served on the Sound Transit Regional Authority Board, on the Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 8 Salmon Recovery Council, as a Founding Member of the Leadership Alliance Against Coal, and as a trainer with the Cascade Bicycle Club Advocacy Leadership Institute.
Steven Seward is founding partner of Ascent Law Partners and focuses his law practice on business transactions, counseling startup and operating companies, and advising operating entities on strategic planning, succession and life-cycle considerations. Much of his legal career has centered on the unique legal, business and natural resource issues confronted by Alaska Native Corporations. In addition, Steve has been an executive in several large business and government enterprises, including service as General Counsel of a Forbes 200 company, Senior Vice President of an industry-leading heavy equipment business, Senior Assistant to Idaho Governor John V. Evans and State Budget Director for the State of Idaho. Steve’s nonprofit interests have focused on higher education, including chairing the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, and youth engagement in the outdoors, including eight years on the Board of the Student Conservation Association, the last three as its Chair.
Amanda Taplett Johnson is Director, Supply Chain at Amazon. Amanda previously spent 10 years with Boeing in roles including Chief Engineer for the 747 and 767, and Director of Operational Excellence: Environment, Health and Safety. She holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as an AB in Earth Sciences and a BE in Environmental Engineering from Dartmouth College.