Board Members

President – Joan Harris
Vice President – Vanessa Veit
Treasurer – Mark Roetcisoender

Members at Large:
Mike Burns
Aaron Deshaies
Loren McWilliams
Spencer Roozen
Alice Sigurdson
Shaun Wesen
Jonathan Yousling

About Our Board:

Joan Harris – President
Joan spent her early years in Seattle and was a Camp Fire member from 2nd to 8th grade. She attended day camp at Carkeek Park and spent time at summer camps bicycling the San Juan and Gulf Islands. She attended high school in Skagit County and then went to Shoreline Community College in North Seattle and received an RN degree. She married and returned to Skagit County to raise her family. She now has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren living locally. She has been in nursing for 39 years with 37 of those serving Skagit County.
Joan has volunteered in many capacities such as sports team, dance teams, church, schools, and now Camp Fire. She values Camp Kirby and Camp Fire programs which encourage our youth to become good leaders, environmentally aware, productive, responsible, and able to contribute to our ever changing world.

Vanessa Veit – Vice-President

Mark Roetcisoender – Treasurer
Mark began his career as a CPA nearly 40 years ago when he joined the former “Big 8” accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co in Seattle after graduating from the University of Washington. Mark heads the firm’s Mount Vernon office and Skagit County operations and specializes in financial statement and tax services, as well as estate planning, succession and exit strategies, and proactive tax planning for his clients. He enjoys working with agriculture, manufacturing, fishing, food service, professional service, real estate, and medical businesses. Mark serves on the board of Camp Fire Samish and is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Fun Fact: Mark enjoys all things Northwest: hunting, fishing, crabbing, and summer barbecues top the list, along with Husky football.
BA in Accounting, University of Washington (Magna Cum Laude)
Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Mike Burns

Aaron Deshaies

Loren McWilliams
Loren grew up in Ferndale began his involvement with Camp Fire Samish in 2013. His granddaughter first attended Camp Kirby as a Beachcomber the same year. Loren graduated from Ferndale HS is a retired previous business owner. As a child, he attended a camp that taught outdoor living skills in the woods. He has 2 grown children, 2 step children, and 5 grandchildren. He volunteers at the office often and has been a member of the board since 2013. He also volunteers at Northwest Baptist Church and currently leads a group there. He is passionate about Camp Kirby and loves having his “grands” attend. WoHeLo.

Spencer Roozen

Alice J. Sigurdson, Ph.D.
Dr. Sigurdson retired to Bellingham, WA in 2015 from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD after a research career as a radiation epidemiologist. She has a doctoral degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She was raised on a Whatcom County crop and beef farm and graduated from Ferndale High School in 1974. She was a member of Camp Fire in the 1960’s. In college, she became a resident summer camp counselor, which introduced her to the wonder of camp life. Subsequently she supervised summer forest work in the Youth Conservation Corps. She believes that both these early experiences shaped her future life in positive ways.
She is honored to be a member of the Board of Camp Fire Samish. It is her goal to help continue and facilitate Camp Fire Samish’s important work with youth. She readily volunteers her time, energy, resources, and training in any capacity that furthers the mission of Camp Fire Samish.

Shaun Wesen
Shaun became a Camp Fire member as a Bluebird in 1962. She continued with Camp Fire clubs for 10 years. She grew up in Seattle, working as camp staff for CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) summer camps for 6 years. She moved to Skagit County in 1978. Shaun is an occupational therapist, and has worked with Skagit Preschool and Resource Center (SPARC) for more than 35 years. She became involved with Camp Fire Samish when her daughter was a member and volunteered as Camp Kirby day camp staff for 2 years. She joined the Camp Fire Samish board in 2015 and is happy to share her Camp Fire club, youth camping, and experience working with children with special needs with the Camp Fire family.

Jonathan Yousling
Jonathan always strives to get his clients the best outcome and has successfully represented hundreds of individuals who have suffered personal injuries. Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2011. Jonathan has also been an active member of the larger community. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice, and Skagit County Bar Association. Jonathan has also worked for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington and Superior Court for Snohomish County.
Jonathan, has a passion for the greater Skagit and Whatcom communities. Jonathan was born and raised in Skagit County and met his wife in Whatcom County when he was attending college. Jonathan also has passion for giving back to children. In fact, Jonathan and his wife raise 4 kids and support many family oriented non-profit organizations.