is Community Services Division Director at Skagit County Community Action. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation with an emphasis in secondary Special Education. Her position includes oversight over Housing Programs and she has played a nurturing role in the birth of HTS. Over the past year she attended the NW Community Land Trust Institute trainings. Lynn has worked in the private and public sector and believes that home ownership plays a significant role in building strong stable communities.
Jim "Duff" Duffield
has been a part of Home Trust of Skagit from its inception, serving on the Planning Committee. He has lived in Skagit County since 2000, and has been very involved in the community. He has served on the Board of Directors of Skagit Habitat for Humanity for six years, and was most recently the President for the past three years. Duff has served Leadership Skagit for the six years, as a facilitator, sponsor and team coach. He works with a variety of social agencies in Skagit County in his self-employed role as a Project Director representing the educational services of The Pacific Institute. Duff has a M.A. in International Affairs from California State University, Sacramento, and a B.S.in History and Geography from the University of Idaho. He served as an officer in the US Air Force for 21 years, and retired as a major. He and his wife, Linda, live in the Big Lake area.
has a B.S. from Huxley College at Western Washington University. She currently is the Planning Director for the City of Burlington, where over the past 18 years she has developed the Planning and Community Development Program into the first full-time planning and permit center for the city. Before working for Burlington she worked for the City of Seattle in four separate planning positions since 1973. Margaret also currently serves as the volunteer Town Planner for the Town of Hamilton in Skagit County.
I have lived in Sedro Woolley most of my life, and I love the beauty and community of the "Magic Skagit" Valley! I built a wonderful home for myself and my 12 year old son, Kindred, through Skagit Habitat for Humanity in 2011-2012. We are very blessed to have had such an opportunity. I feel very passionate about affordable and sustainable housing! I have previously been involved with the Lummi Island Community Land Trust, and the Bellingham Farmers Market where I served as secretary of the board for one season. I make my living at Regence BlueShield in Burlington which is a not for profit health care company that donates time and money to local nonprofits every year. My spectacular son is an all-star student and fills most of our time with his sporting and school activities. We enjoy biking, walking and hiking through the glorious outdoors, and volunteering and being involved in local events whenever we can.
has a Bachlor of Architecture Degree from Washington State University and over forty one years of experience in the architectural profession including planning, design, project development and construction supervision. A partner in HKP architects for twenty-eight years, David has extensive experience in educational, institutional, residential and sustainable design. He and his wife, Cathy, have lived in Edison since 1974.
is a partner in Puget Sound Investors LLC, a real estate lending and investment management firm based in Mount Vernon. He is a graduate of Washington State University and Seattle University School of Law. He has been involved in the development of several affordable housing projects in Skagit County. He has served on the Board of Directors and as President of Salem Village, and as a board member and president of other local organizations, including Skagit-Mount Vernon Kiwanis and the Skagit Valley YMCA. Kent and his wife Gretchen, have resided in Mount Vernon since 1973.
is a resident of Lyman where she still lives and has four children. Two of her children are in the process of buying their homes and it was here that she saw the need for affordable homes. She has worked for the Sedro Woolley School District for over 20 years in the HR Department.
is a Sustainable Development consultant and educator. From 1999-2008 he worked with OPAL Community Land Trust on Orcas Island, first as a board member and then for 6 years as Project Manager. He has coordinated Green Building trainings for the National Community Land Trust Network and NeighborWorks America, has served on several non-profit boards, and is currently working toward a certification as a Sustainable Building Advisor. He and his wife Jeanne have lived in Anacortes since 2001
is from Dayton, Ohio. She developed an interest in psychology, philosophy and religion in a quest to find answers about life. After attending college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1965 she hitchhiked across country with college friends to San Francisco. She lived in the Haight Asbury during the 60’s and found her self part of a counterculture that would change her life and the world. Continuing her journey she later moved to the mountains of Northern California and migrated in steps to Mount Vernon, Washington. Susan works coordinating and referring volunteers at the Skagit Volunteer Center of Community Action Agency. Her interests include gardening, writing and cultivating her spiritual path in life.
moved to Skagit County home on South Fidalgo Island in 1985. Retired from Northwest Regional Council where worked as manager of NWRC Skagit office for Senior Information and Assistance/Case Management programs. Serving on Skagit Council Housing Board( Mount Vernon Manors), Home Trust of Skagit Advisory Committee and Anacortes Community Housing Land Trust board, and previous Southfield board member.
is the owner of Wyman Park in La Conner, and has been involved with low-income housing advocacy since her tenure on the board of Friendship House, a homeless shelter in Mount Vernon. She was involved with the chartering of Skagit Housing Solutions, a non-profit dedicated to developing low income housing This organization developed Channel Cove (Southfield) in La Conner.