President: Rebecca Butler
Rebecca Butler is a community advocate and volunteer working to end hunger and homelessness. Her professional experience includes information technology management for Microsoft Corporation and Bank of America, and market research for Weyerhaeuser. Rebecca received her MBA from the University of Washington and her bachelor's degree in plant physiology from the University of Arizona. She cares deeply about Ballard Food Bank's vision of building a strong community by providing a place where neighbors help neighbors. Rebecca lives in North Beach with her husband and two sons. Her daughter, son-in-law, and grandsons live in New York City.
Vice President: Samantha Woogerd
Samantha has a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Visual Design from the University of Washington and a Masters of Science degree in Technical Communication from UW's Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering. She has 13 years of experience in the software industry at Adobe Systems and Microsoft as a Program Manager and more recently is a Project, Operations and HR manager for an Aerospace consulting and manufacturing company. Samantha has volunteered with girls through Queen Anne and Ballard Little Leagues as well as through local select softball teams. She is happily married with 2 young daughters.
Secretary: Andrew Weber
Andrew is a seasoned entrepreneur. For the past 15 years he has worked conceptualizing, fundraising, and building ideas into viable companies like Gear.com, My RaceDay.com, and most recently, Propel Fuels. His roles have spanned across all functional areas of business and has held President, VP, executive and director level positions. Previously, Andrew worked for Minneapolis based, Piper Jaffray as an Investment Executive. He is a graduate of University of California at Davis and has enjoyed living in Ballard since 2002. He is married to his wife Anka and has two children, Iza, 4, and Tariku, 2.
Treasurer: Julia Weisenburger
With two decades of combined experience at three regional public affairs agencies, Julia has focused on creating and implementing new standards with a focus on financial and administrative efficiencies. Julia earned an Associate Degree from Shoreline College, and a Certificate of Management from University of Washington. Julia is a partner in the Seattle office of Gallatin Public Affairs and currently serves as Treasurer of the Ballard Food Bank.
Director: John Malcomson
John currently serves as the Volunteer Coordinator at Asian Counseling and Referral Services. He comes to the board with a strong background in community service and believes passionately in access to healthy food for all. John and his wife, Heidi, live in the Magnolia neighborhood.
Director: David O'Neal
David serves as Brighton Jones Vice President of Business Development. He has 20 years of demonstrated talent in the roles of CEO, COO and VP of Marketing & Sales, spanning extensive work in technology, logistics and alternative energy companies. David holds a BS in Political Science from Whitman College and an MBA from the University of Washington. He is married with two sons (14 and 11), living in Magnolia. He also coaches youth sports.
Director: David Perez
David Perez is an attorney at Perkins Coie, LLP, handling complex civil litigation matters. David also maintains a robust pro bono practice that focuses on issues related to civil rights, voting rights, and constitutional law. David received his B.A. from Gonzaga University where he was selected as the student commencement speaker, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. David and his wife live in Queen Anne, but venture out to Ballard often for the good eats and the beach!
Director: Nathan Walker
Nate works in finance for Nordstrom. He received his Bachelors degree in Marketing and Management form the University of Montana. His previous volunteer experience includes serving as the President for the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce, and Senior Facilitator for Montana HOBY. A former resident of Ballard, Nate, his partner, and their Golden Retriever live in West Seattle.
Director: Kathleen Weber
Kathleen is the pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ballard, a community focused on joy and justice. She is passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive church that engages in co-creating a more just and compassionate world. Kathleen and her partner first met and continue to live in Ballard.
Director: Tom Bernard
Tom Bernard has been a broker with Windermere Real Estate in Ballard since 2004 after traveling the world schlepping women's shoes for a living. He shares Ballard Food Bank's philosophy that "there can be enough for everyone." A resident of the greater Ballard community for over 20 years, Tom currently lives in the North Beach neighborhood with his patient partner, Matt, basset hound, Flash, and Willie the cat.
Director: Ashley Oster
Ashley has grown her career working in public policy and community engagement. She enjoys creating access and opportunity for others through collaboration. Ashley grew up in the Southeast, graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in organizational communication and romance languages. After a recent relocation to Seattle, along with her husband and daughter, Ashley wants to continue to participate and learn about this community through volunteer and board service.
Director: Eric Stoll
Eric Stoll is an attorney with Malone & Associates, P.S. in downtown Ballard, handling estate and probate matters, corporate and real estate transactions, federal tax issues, and fiduciary litigation. Eric has many years of experience working with non-profits as a lawyer, a therapist and counselor, and a volunteer. He earned his BA in Psychology from Georgetown University in 1995, and his JD from Seattle University School of Law in 2002. He lives in Ballard with his wife and two young sons.
Director Emeritus: Ray Pennock
Ray is a graduate of Edmonds High School and the University of Washington. He has served in the U. S. Army, three campaigns, E.T.O. Professionally, Ray has worked in Boeing Industrial Relations for 32.5 years. His volunteer efforts include serving as a Docent for the Museum of Flight for 24 years and at Ballard Food Bank Ballard/NEEF Food Bank Chief Storekeeper, President, Director and last but not least, as a Director Emeritus for the last 24 years.