Board of Trustees
Regan Harrison, President | Originally from Dallas, TX, Regan moved here in 2006, drawn by Washington’s natural beauty, clean air, and perfect-temperature summers. She has since graduated from The Evergreen State College, had a myriad of jobs, from working at a winery for many years to settling in a field she truly enjoys: office administration in the healthcare industry. In 2014, Regan was a single-mother of a 1-year old boy and was able to purchase her first home through Homeward Bound. She now has a loving partner and another son born 9/25/17, at home, like her first.
Family is of utmost importance to her, so she maintains a wonderful relationship with her Mom, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers who all still live in Texas. When she’s not working, she likes spending time with her local family/partner/kids, going outside, painting, sewing, and relaxing any way she can (like with a glass of wine and some dark chocolate). When provided with the opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees for Homeward Bound, Regan saw an opportunity to help this charity grow and to get hard-working low-income families into stable housing.
Steve Moore, Vice President | Steve and his wife, Gigi Callaizakis, moved to Port Townsend in 2006 in search of a walkable, human-scaled community where they could not only know, but also influence what was happening in their community. That’s Port Townsend, in spades! Prior to moving here, Steve had a long and varied career in Information Technology – as a programmer, analyst, and consultant for a software company and later for a variety of other business clients. Steve also volunteered with and was on the board of Urban Peak, a shelter for homeless and runaway youth in Denver, CO. He was also extensively involved in philanthropy both individually and through a family foundation.
Upon moving to Port Townsend, Steve became involved in a variety of existing and new organizations in the area. He served for six years on the board of The Food Co-op (two-and-a-half years as board president) and for eight years on the board of Jefferson Land Trust (five years as board president). In addition, Steve is a founder of the Local Investing Opportunity Network (LION) and of Quimper Mercantile Co. (our community-owned mercantile store). Service on the board of Homeward Bound offers Steve the opportunity to bring his board and leadership skills to work on a major social and economic issue currently facing our community – the lack of affordable housing solutions for current and future residents.
Kate Dean | Kate Dean was elected to join the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners in 2017 and represents District 1, Port Townsend. Kate moved to Jefferson County in 1999 when she purchased a historic farmstead in Quilcene where she grew organic produce. She spent 10 years farming and working to grow the local farmers markets through businesses she co-founded including FinnRiver Farm and Mt. Townsend Creamery.
Kate left the farm but didn’t go far; she started a consulting business that had her working on natural resources issues locally and regionally with the Jefferson Landworks Collaborative, WSU Extension’s Small Farm Program, WA Dept. of L&I, and the North Olympic Development Council.
She is a published author on land use issues including the USDA handbook, Farmland Changing Hands, on innovative land tenure for affordable farmland preservation and transfer. Other publications include Preparing for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Kate holds her Masters in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. In her spare time, Kate can be found gardening, riding her bike or in the mountains with her two school-aged children.
Mark Cooper, Treasurer| Mark retired in May of 2017 after spending 20 years working in the Tax training division of Thomson Reuters. Also prior to retiring he owned his own small business for over 18 years. Mark grew up in Kansas City graduating from the University of Kansas. He wants to do everything he can to make sure the workers of today and tomorrow can find affordable housing in both Jefferson and Clallam Counties.
Justine Gonzalez-Berg, Secretary| Justine grew up in Port Townsend, but her family relocated during the recession because her parents could not find enough work. After graduating from Hampshire College in 2015 with a BA in political science and non-fiction creative writing, Justine moved back to Port Townsend. She has spent the last three years working many different jobs that have grown her skills in community engagement and communications, and increased her awareness of the reasons behind and impacts of the housing crisis.
Justine is excited about the Community Land Trust model as a way to create socially and environmentally engaged housing opportunities in Jefferson and Clallam counties. She hopes to use her skills as a community organizer and writer to engage these communities in this critical work.
Kristina Hestenes-Stimson | Kristina Hestenes-Stimson is a licensed architect, and a certified sustainable building adviser. Her project experience ranges from residential, commercial, and historic renovation to community planning. As a volunteer she promoted green building techniques for The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild; and she participated on various task forces sketching ideas for town, city and neighborhood planning concepts that became manuals for future growth and community livability. She also served on the Planning Academy and The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee for the City of Shoreline. Kristina is LEED accredited, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and committed to creating environmentally responsible projects that emphasize sensitive integration of nature and the built environment
Tobi McEnerney | Tobi grew up in the Pacific Northwest, graduated from Port Townsend high school in 1997 and from the University of Washington with a BA in political science in 2009. She finds sanctuary in her family; her husband Danny and son Argus, a wild six year old boy.
Tobi’s first love was social work but found a career change was needed upon the birth of her son in 2012. She had since learned about real estate development as a way to pay the mortgage and found she had a knack for it. She hopes to use that skill set to address the income inequality regarding housing in Jefferson and Clallam counties.