Corporate Board of Directors

President – Tracy Osborn
Vice President – Alice J. Sigurdson
Treasurer – Kayla Hemmingson
Secretary –Bonita Haggith

Members at Large:
Erik Johnson
Olea Mills
Ann Raish
Spencer Roozen
Jonathan Yousling

About Our Board:

Tracy Osborn – President
Tracy started Camp Fire in Kindergarten, in 1985, when she became member of Sparks. Her Mom was her group leader and Tracy loved making new friends, being outdoors, and doing all of the arts and crafts that were included in the meetings. Her group then moved up to Bluebirds and Tracy was in her Camp Fire group until she was in the 7th grade (around 7 years). She grew up in Bothell WA and moved to the Bellingham area to attend Western Washington University. There, she received a Communication Degree with a minor in History. Tracy now works as a Senior Training Specialist for Peoples Bank and enjoys training and teaching her fellow employees different aspects of Banking. When she and her husband had their daughter, Taylor, Tracy could not wait to join another Camp Fire group so that her daughter could have the same fun experiences herself! Going to Camp Kirby is now one of the highlights of their year! She joined the Camp Fire Samish board in 2020 and is excited to share her Camp Fire experiences with the Camp Fire family as a whole.

Alice J. Sigurson – Vice-President
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.

Kayla Hemmingson – Treasurer
Kayla graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Accounting and is currently testing for the CPA exam. She is a staff accountant at Archer Halliday, PS in Bellingham and a member of both the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Association of Accounting & Tax Professionals. Kayla grew up in the Pacific Northwest with enthusiasm for all outdoor recreational activities. You can find her camping, fishing, kayaking and riding motorcycles in her free time. She loves being involved in the community and spends time coaching & managing adult league recreational sports such as softball and volleyball. Kayla is honored and excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Camp Fire Samish family!

Bonita Haggith – Secretary
Bonita grew up in Whatcom County with her four siblings.  She graduated from Ferndale High School in 1974 and then went on to earn her nursing degree.  After working across the Western US and traveling around the world, Bonita returned to Whatcom County to work as an emergency room nurse at St. Joseph Hospital and then a flight nurse with Airlift Northwest.  She has been transporting patients in the skies above Western Washington for over 30 years.  Bonita lives in Birch Bay with her husband.  She has one son and a daughter who lives in Seattle.  Bonita enjoys spending her free time on the water in the beautiful Salish Sea, traveling, scuba diving, reading, and skiing.  She is excited to serve her community as a board member of Camp Fire Samish and support empowering youth through connecting to others and this beautiful land on which we live and play.

Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson is a 3rd generation member of the Samish Island Brant Club.  He has lived in Mount Vernon most of his life except for College at Montana State.  Erik is a Sales Rep in the Outdoors industry where he covers Washington, Oregon, and Alaska for several fly fishing and hunting brands.  He has always looked forward to Brant season and now his 5-year-old son loves going out to Camp Kirby and spending time on the beach, in the blind, in the cabin eating cookies, and spending time with the other members. Erik will work to represent Camp Fire Samish, the Brant Club, and its members to the best of his abilities.

Olea Mills
Olea comes from a family of artists and was raised with an emphasis on the importance of living a balanced life. She formerly had the privilege of working for Camp Fire Samish and fell in love with the focus on letting children have a childhood. She has worked with children off and on throughout her life; from teaching horseback riding at a summer camp on Orcas Island to running a floor at a Residential Treatment Center in Orem, UT.  Olea is currently an Accounting Assistant at Seeking Health, but has a background in Cosmetology, and helping run the family art business. You can find her jumping on the trampoline with her 3 kids or helping her husband work on their little stretch of property by the beach. They love riding bikes, surfing, swimming, and watching movies.

Ann Raish
Ann is retired from a career in health care where she contributed as a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner before moving into hospital administration. She has a masters in Hospital Administration from the University of Iowa and worked in the Midwest before moving to Skagit County with her family in 1989. Locally she has worked for all three hospitals in the Skagit Valley as well as SCCA in Seattle and OHSU in Portland. Ann has many fond memories of camp experiences as a youth at Camp Ondessonk in Ozark, IL and as a volunteer nurse at Camp Sabra in MO. She appreciates the values of teamwork, leadership and social responsibility that are encouraged and practiced throughout camp activities. Ann and her husband have raised three children in the Skagit Valley and reside in the Bayview area.

Spencer Roozen
Spencer grew up in Mount Vernon and spent most of his youth exploring Skagit Valley. He has a deep love and appreciation for everything that has made this amazing place into what it is today. He has lived on a farm most of his life, which has given him a strong work ethic combined with a “can do” attitude. He loves living in the Pacific Northwest, and there is no place he would rather call home. He is an avid outdoorsman and goes out on the water or hiking and skiing up in the mountains. He is a real estate agent with Windermere Real Estate/Skagit Valley, and he is also involved as a Rotarian with Skagit Rotary.

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 four kids and support many family oriented non-profit organizations.