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. 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.
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. After graduating from Hampshire College 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 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.
Kristina Hestenes-Stimson | Kristina 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. She also served on the Planning Academy and The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee for the City of Shoreline. Kristina is LEED accredited, 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.
Paul Rice | Paul Rice fled Seattle in 2011 to experience living in a small town; Port Townsend. He found his life here measurably better than ever before. He started the Pinbar in 2012, a beer and wine bar with pinball and arcade machines, live music and a late-night atmosphere. He became a father in 2015 and closed the bar, starting a new business as a residential and commercial real estate broker with Windermere Port Townsend. He is currently the chair of the City of Port Townsend Planning Commission as well as a member of the local Economic Development Council. He feels a commitment to ensuring Jefferson and Clallam counties are affordable to everyone who wants to live here.
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 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.
Jesse Thomas |I was raised in Jefferson County, left to the city, but then came back home to raise my own son. I graduated from the Evergreen State College and settled into the building design industry where I’ve be working locally for more than 20 years. My day job is at Studio STL, a design firm.
I joined the Homeward Bound board because I care about my local community, and I believe that permanently affordable housing programs are essential for preserving and promoting healthy, vibrant communities.