Board of Directors


Paul Nielsen, President
Prosecuting Attorney, Skagit County

Tracey Levine, Co-Founder, Vice President
Freelance Producer, ESPN/Golf Channel

Holly Gildnes, Co-Secretary
Para-Educator, Special Education

B.J. Larson, DDS, Past President/Treasurer
Pediatric Dentist

Vicki Aslett, Board Member
Community Organzier/Frankie the Fire Engine

Tracy Duncan, Board Member
Real Estate Professional

Lynda Clements, PhD, Board Member
Educational Trainer

Anna Holm, Board Member
Business Owner, The Apothecary Spa

Maura Jurenka, Board Member
Music and Elementary Educator

Kip Zwolenski, MEd, Board Member
Early Childhood Education Chair, SVC


Annie Gilbert, Member
Mount Vernon High School Student

Lauren Mowat, Student Board Member
Burlington-Edison High School Student



Executive Director

Cate Anderson


Advisory Board

Kelly Hawkins
Graphic Artist

Rick Levine, MD
Pediatric Physician

Steve Padgett, CPA

Diane Studley
Grants Coordinator

Howard A. Anderson
Technical Advisor/ Electrical Contractor

MaryAnn Ready
Early Childhood Program Founder/Admin.

Charlie Wend
Retired, Skagit County Sheriff’s Office