Dave Cable, President, is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dave has two degrees from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering (BS) and Industrial Management (MS). He was commissioned in the Navy in 1964, and earned his wings as a pilot. Flying from the USS Enterprise, he flew 100 missions over North Vietnam in the A6A Intruder. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 12 Air Medals, 3 Navy Commendation Medals and the Navy Unit Citation. Dave retired in 2006 from T-Mobile after a 30-year career in managing start-ups and as an executive in wireless telecommunications. He and Jane reside on San Juan Island and enjoy boating, gardening and hiking with their golden retriever Griffin.
Mike Carlson, President Emeritus, came to the islands with his family in 1964, when his father moved his logging operation from Kitsap County to Waldron Island. After attending Skagit Valley College, Mike bought his first logging truck and began a long and successful career as the owner of Mike Carlson Enterprises. Mike employs a significant number of Islanders in his general construction business: building roads, installing utilities, repairing heavy equipment and participating in construction of major projects throughout San Juan County. His team is currently working on construction of the new Island Medical Center. Mike’s business is located on his family farm where he and his wife, Julie, have raised their four children. Mike is deeply rooted in San Juan County, where he contributed to the writing of the County Comprehensive Plan, and is currently serving as a County Planning Commissioner. Mike has been a director of the Olympic Logging Conference, the San Juan Builders Association and currently sits on the boards of the Spring Street International and Paidiea Classical Schools. He enjoys “island living,” raising cattle with his children to show at the San Juan County Fair, fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending family time on the shores of their Waldron Island property.
Tim Blanchard, First Vice President, practiced law for 20 years in Los Angeles with the top-ranked health care practice of a leading international law firm. After “escaping from LA,” he and his wife, Peg, moved to Orcas and formed Blanchard Manning LLP, which continues to focus on health care regulatory, payment and compliance issues for clients nation-wide. Tim’s interest in local governance and land use dates back to his undergraduate political science and public administration study and 4-H club participation in Oklahoma. He earned a Bachelor of Science from OSU and Law and Master of Health Administration degrees from Saint Louis University.
Sam Buck, Second Vice President, has spent more than 45 of his 60 years on San Juan Island. He moved back in 1987 and has been a Realtor since 1988. He grew up on a farm, ran heavy equipment, was a commercial fisherman, was a co-owner of a restaurant and then of a health resort, where he taught natural health for 8 years. He currently serves on two other boards including The Whale Museum and The San Juan Community Home Trust. Sam considers himself a strong advocate for nature and for property rights in San Juan County and invites those who think such positions are adverse to each other to give him a call.
Shari Harrison, Secretary/Treasurer, and her husband have owned properties on San Juan Island for about 18 years and have been full-time residents for the last eight years, during which they have actively managed the construction of a new marina in Friday Harbor and the complete rebuild of their SJI residence. After earning a BS in Accounting and Finance from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Capital University, Shari's earlier professional career spanned various financial management and accounting positions in both the retail and health care industries. In her "last life," Shari and her husband founded, grew, and eventually "went public" with their first company (a vertically-integrated rail transportation equipment supply company specializing in wheel/rail management and detection systems which were sold and installed worldwide). Shari has served on numerous business, community and philanthropic boards over her 30-year career.
Alexandra Gavora, Executive Administrator, grew up in Alaska and has been a property owner and part-time San Juan Island resident since 1984. After school and work in California and Oregon, she “retired” to full-time island living in 2000. She is a member of the California and Alaska State Bar Associations. Alex practiced business transaction and tax law before going into the small business world as an owner of an ocean towing business, officer and shareholder of numerous family retail businesses in Alaska, owner of a working quarter horse breeding ranch in Montana and developer of newly patented products. Alex has been the long time officer/treasurer of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 163. In addition to her diverse business and education background, Alex brings years of volunteer experience to our board.
Jane (King) Cable, Assistant Executive Administrator, grew up on a 400-acre family farm on San Juan Island. Her grandfather purchased the first parcels of his farm out of a homestead claim in 1884. She went to the Seattle area for school, attended the University of Washington and pursued a lengthy career as a paralegal in large law firms and as an executive assistant to a Federal Judge. She was a member of the City of Clyde Hill’s Planning Commission when the City’s Comprehensive Plan was written. She and David retired to the shores of San Juan in 2006. She brings many years of volunteering and fundraising to the CSA board.
Stephen Belluomini is a San Juan County resident owning property on San Juan Island since 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from California State University, Sonoma. Steve is licensed as a geologist and engineering geologist in Washington and California with over 34 years of geotechnical and environmental experience. Steve is an elected member of the San Juan County Conservation District, and was appointed by the County Council to serve on the Storm Water Citizens Advisory Committee and the Shoreline Technical Advisory Committee to review revisions to new regulations. Steve is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Richard Civille, is a native of California, whose family has been in Washington State since the 1930s. He moved to the islands in the late 1990s after a 15 year career in Washington, DC, in the telecommunications and information policy arena. He co-founded and directed the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a number of years. More recently, he managed a successful capital campaign for a new public library construction in Whatcom County. Civille has been long-involved in island community and civic affairs, serving several terms on the San Juan Island Library Board of Trustees, managing local United Way campaigns, performing for Island Stage Left and is active with the Grange. He currently resides in Anacortes to be closer to family. He has a BA degree in environmental policy and planning from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Ed Kilduff has owned property on Lopez since 1998 and been an environmental consultant for over 20 years. Kilduff has worked on environmental cleanups for the Navy and the Department of Energy in both California and Washington, where he is licensed as both a hydrogeologist and engineering geologist. He has particular experience with groundwater monitoring and cleanup in shoreline areas, including fate and transport of chemicals and radioisotopes. Prior to working in the environmental field, Kilduff was a marketing and advertising Brand Manager in Europe, and also worked as an oil exploration geophysicist for prospects on the North Slope of Alaska. He earned a BS in Geology and Mathematics from Tufts University, an MS in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines, and an MS in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Bill Hancock became a resident of San Juan Island in 1998 after a long career as an eye surgeon. Bill started Northwest Eye Surgeons, which later grew to become The Eye Surgical Centers of Western Washington. He later founded a company called THE LASER CENTER, which expanded to 60 Eye Laser Centers in North America. Bill serves on the Board of the Paidea Classical School in Friday Harbor. Bill and his wife, Cheri, are committed to the welfare of both the land and the people of these beautiful islands they now call home. For them this means promoting the interdependence of economic growth and environmental stewardship—realizing that neither goal can be accomplished at the expense of the other.
John Evans is a graduate of the University of Oregon. He and his family have owned a farm near Doe Bay on Orcas Island for 39 years. John and his wife, Wanda, have been full-time Orcas Island residents for 27 years. John and Wanda raise Icelandic horses, Jacob sheep, nursery stock and operate a plant nursery on their property. Over the years, John has served as Chairman of the San Juan County Fair Board, a volunteer fireman for 15 years, an elected San Juan County Commissioner for 12 years and served on various County and Orcas boards and commissions. He is currently the Executive Director for the San Juan Builders Association, a board member of the SJC Economic Development Council, and a board member of Northwest Agriculture Business Center.
John Lackey was born and raised in Southern California. After attending school at Mt. San Antonio Junior College and serving in Vietnam, John moved to San Juan Island where he has been a property owner and full-time resident since 1975. His early business experiences include working in construction, operating a B&B, and ten years of commercial fishing in Puget Sound and the Bering Sea. He has had a lengthy career in real state, working now as a Managing Broker with Coldwell Banker San Juan Island. Currently, John is a member of the San Juan County Planning Commission. John’s passion is studying nutrition and longevity medicine and he is happy assisting wife, Shelly, in developing her business as a nutritional therapist.
Bob Levinson, has owned property on the shores of San Juan Island since 1988. In 2000, he and his wife, Lauren, became full-time island residents. Bob has worked for more than 50 years as a licensed Geotechnical Engineer. He is a part owner of a professional engineering firm in Bellevue and provides consulting and design services to shoreline property owners. He was appointed by the County Council to the Storm Water Citizens Advisory Committee and was elected as a Freeholder to the Charter Review Commission. Bob is a Master Gardener and developed the Demonstration Garden at the Senior Center, which provides produce to the local food bank. Over the years, he has developed several commercial and residential buildings. Both he and his wife are very active volunteers in our community.
Gordy Petersen is long time island resident. He has been active in local affairs for more than 25 years serving on the original SJC Citizens Advisory Committee for drafting the Comprehensive Plan, Vice Chair of the Countywide Steering Committee, and served on the San Juan County Planning Commission (2 years as Chair). He has also served the community twice as an elected Freeholder and Charter Review Commissioner from District 1. In 2012 he was elected as Chairman of the Commission. Gordy is a local businessman, an avid sport fisherman, experienced sailor, and gardener, concerned about the long-term health of our environment. He has academic degrees in philosophy and theology.