The Funhouse Commons Board of Directors
Jim Cook, President – Jim is a retired Naval Officer (pilot) after serving for 30 years. His last Navy assignment was as Professor and Joint Military Operations Department Chair at the Naval War College in Newport RI. He first visited Orcas in 1971 while helping a friend move to Victoria BC, and became a permanent islander in 2011. Jim got involved with The Funhouse after a close friend, Abby Rueb, invited him to join the Board.
Meagan Gable, Vice President – Meagan has years of experience working with and advocating for youth and families. She truly believes in the mission at The Funhouse and is excited to contribute to the Orcas community.
Jamie Cier, Treasurer – Jamie and her partner, Jef, moved to Orcas Island in 2012 with their cat Inky. Jamie is currently the manager at Washington Federal and deals with many families and employees with children who rely on The Funhouse for after-school programs, mentoring and just plain fun. Being a board member is a great way to support such a key piece of the community.
Lorena Stankevich – Lorena received her Bachelors of Music Education from Western Washington University, and holds a Masters of Education. She is the Principal of Orcas Island Elementary School and is recognized as the 1st National Board Certified Teacher in the District. Lorena moved to Orcas Island in 2005, with her husband, Dimitri, Executive Director for YMCA Camp Orkila and their daughter, Daria. They are very involved in the community and love living on Orcas Island.
Dan Walker has a background in home building and non-profit performing arts production, and has been building anything and everything for the past 20 years. Dan and his family moved to the island in August 2015, and his two kids attend many of the programs at The Funhouse.
Beth Jenson is a masters-level licensed mental health counselor and certified clinical supervisor in Washington State. Beth moved her practice to Orcas Island, WA in 2013.
Susan Hubbard is a retired fundraising executive, a child advocate and dedicated community volunteer.
J. Kristian Brekke- With a degree in Special Education and Masters in Outdoor Education, Kristian has been meeting the needs of students in an elementary/middle school setting for the last 20 years. In addition to the curriculum, he has mentored children into becoming leaders in their community and advocates for integrity. With academic rigor, laughter, joy and the arts as his ongoing focus, he finds great value in teaching to the whole child and developing self efficacy in students. Kristian has joined the Board of the Funhouse to compliment it’s mission, support the Executive Director, and secure the vision of the Funhouse for years to come!