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 2-8th 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.

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.

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.