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.
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. Liz looks forward to spending time, as Secretary, with the Deception Pass Park Foundation.
Cathy Rockwell, Treasurer
Cathy is a multi-generation Washingtonian. She was born and raised in King County and raised her family in Burlington. In 1998, she returned to college and earned an Accounting degree from Western Washington University and in 2009, she moved to Anacortes and fell in love with island life. She left her controller job in 2013 and opened Cathy’s Accounting and Bookkeeping. Cathy recently closed her business and is very excited to have joined an accounting firm in Oak Harbor.
Cathy family loves the outdoors and one of their favorite places is Deception Pass State Park. From the day her grandson walked over the bridge, to the countless hours spent at West Beach by all, she has come to adore the park and wants to see it thrive. With this spirit, Cathy joined the Foundation in Fall 2019.
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.
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. Carol joined the foundation in the fall of 2019 and is heading up The Lake Store.
It was within her first year of living in Washington that a colleague told Louanne about Deception Pass State Park. She still remembers her reaction as she turned the corner and came upon the bridges. It took her breath away! Louanne joined our board in May and is the new Volunteer Coordinator. She spent 15 years working in the Post-Secondary education field; mainly in operations and database management. She looks forward to working with the park to determine their needs and aligning volunteers who are interested in those programs and projects.
The Pacific Northwest always held great wonder for Elizabeth Bailey. A graduate from Humboldt State University with a BS in Molecular Biology, she never fell out of love with the dramatic coastlines and foggy forests. After working in Medical R&D in the San Francisco Bay Area, Elizabeth decided to pursue her lifelong dream of investing her knowledge and energy into preserving the wild spaces of this country that shaped so much of her childhood. Elizabeth served a short term with American Conservation Experience working on habitat restoration and trail building projects in Southern California before moving up to Washington State to pursue further environmental work. Being a hiker and plant enthusiast, the forests provided endless hours of entertainment and respite from the world outside. It was through her many explorations that she came to love Deception Pass State Park. Elizabeth’s favorite places within the Park are Hoypus Point and Dugualla. Elizabeth joined the Board in July 2020.
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.