Matt Klope is owner of Whidbey Island Taxidermy, and an avid bird enthusiast. He is retired Wildlife Biologist with the United States Navy. He joined the Foundation in 2013.
Dan Maul lives in Cornet Bay with his wife and fellow board member, Lori. They own Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing in Anacortes. Dan is very active in the Anacortes community and enjoys outdoor activities including fishing, crabbing and shrimping. Dan joined the Foundation Board in 2017.
Liz Huseby, Secretary
When Liz was just 3 years old, her father flew her family from Lake Union down to her grandfather’s beach home in Olympia. She never forgot the beauty of southern Puget Sound from the air. At the U of W, she met her future husband and he brought her north to a very different and far more spectacular part of Puget Sound. Deception Pass was and is a wonder.
No matter the faraway places that she has called home (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Idaho and Texas), she always returned to Deception Pass. They now live in Anacortes and she stays busy volunteering for the local Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild, the Anacortes Visitors Information Center (VIC), and the Anacortes Schools Foundation. Newly elected to the Board, Liz looks forward to spending time, as Secretary, with the Deception Pass Park Foundation.
Lori Maul joined the board in 2018 as Treasurer. She has a background in administration, finance, human resources, and fundraising. She and her husband own Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing in Anacortes. The shop specializes in her own hand-dyed luxury yarns and artisan made clothing. She is an avid gardener, knitwear designer and enjoys the outdoors immensely. Lori is married to fellow board member, Dan Maul, and joined the board in 2018.
Dave Myers joined the Deception Pass Park Foundation in 2017. He is a Retired Navy Veteran that still works for the Navy where he is the Manager of Cliffside RV Park. Dave is an avid hiker and burgeoning naturalist whose passion is sharing his knowledge and love of the outdoors and the spectacular places of Whidbey Island with others new to, or visiting the wonderful world of Island Life. Deception Pass has always held a special place for him, it’s his go-to getaway to relax and unwind, The Tursi Trail is his new favorite hike, so if you see him out there take a moment and say “Hello”! Dave heads up the Education Committee for the Foundation.
Pat grew up in N Seattle in a family that enjoyed hiking and camping. She attended the Univ. of Wash, earning a degree in pharmacy in 1975, and moved to Oak Harbor. Pat recently retired after a 35 year career working as a pharmacist .She and her husband enjoy travel, camping and kayaking. She joined the Beach Naturalist program in 2014 as her first volunteer experience with Deception Pass Park, and is also a Salish Sea Steward. In her position as Volunteer Coordinator on the foundation board she hopes to connect people to the rewards of volunteering while doing good for our beautiful park!
Carol grew up in upstate NY, graduated in Education from the State University of New York at Brockport, taught elementary education for a couple years and moved west. Arriving in Seattle in the mid 70’s she opened a kitchen store, Mrs. Cook’s in University Village in Seattle. She served on the UV board for many years and after 43 years in business, she retired and moved to Anacortes. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, skiing, boating and her two dogs. She recently joined the foundation board and is looking forward to participating in the education and conservation efforts to keep the park viable for generations to come
Jason Armstrong, Park Manager and Advisory Member
Jason retired from the Washington State Patrol in 2015 as a lieutenant; supervising Skagit, Island and Whatcom County. After retiring from the Washington State Patrol Jason worked for the Washington State Department of Corrections as a Community Corrections Supervisor, managing a small parole office in Whatcom County. Jason took over as the Area Manager for the Deception Pass Area in 2017, which includes Deception Pass, Kukutali Preserve, Hope Island, Skagit Island, and Dugualla. Jason’s favorite place in the park is Bowman Bay as it offers some mild hikes and a beautiful view from the Bowman Bay Pier.