All LRCF Board members are also members in good standing of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood. All members of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood are members of the Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation. LRCF protects and grows the assets, while the Club runs the programs. There is a close and amicable relationship between the two organizations that is formalized with an Operating Agreement.
Members of the Board of Directors guide Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation activities by volunteering their time, talent and treasure for the betterment of our communities. They represent the public’s interest by generously sharing their knowledge and skills in support of a wide variety of worthwhile programs.
LRCF board members determine policy, assume fiduciary responsibility, build assets, make grants, establish goals, ensure high-quality [staff] performance and strengthen the Foundation’s presence throughout South Snohomish County.
Jeffrey Goodwin was born and raised in the Seattle area. He attended law school at Seattle University and entered practice after graduation in 1992. His law firm, based in Edmonds, served numerous Snohomish County cities as their prosecuting attorney. He also maintained a diverse civil practice, assisting clients in a variety of business and personal matters. In 2004, he was unanimously appointed by the Snohomish County Council as a District Court Judge, a position he continues to hold. Judge Goodwin sits on a number of judicial committees including legislative, court rules, strategic planning and the statewide Ethics Advisory Committee.
Judge Goodwin joined the Rotary Club of Lynwood in 2004 and served as Club President from 2012 to 2013. He served on the Lynwood Rotary Community Foundation from 2013 to 2014 and re-joined the Foundation as Vice President in 2015.
“One of the things I enjoy most about Rotary is the opportunity to give back to our local community. Our Rotary Club is a group of civic and community leaders, each one of them volunteering their time and talent to make our Lynnwood service area a better place. Through educational scholarships and community grants, The Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation furthers our Rotary Club’s goal of giving back to our community.”
Judge Goodwin and his wife Kari, a local pharmacist and business owner, live in Bothell with two children, two cats and a dog. He is proud to have an older son serving in the United States Navy and has another son living in Centralia.
Bob Fadden was born in Seattle and raised in the Martha Lake area of Snohomish County. Bob has been a local community banker for the past thirty years and presently works for Mountain Pacific Bank in Lynnwood where he is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Society and Justice and earned an MBA from Seattle University. Bob has been a member of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood since 1987. Bob has previously served on the Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation Board and on the Board of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood. Fadden also serves on the Board of Work Opportunities and is on the finance committee.
Fadden resides in the Montlake area of Seattle.
John Niemi was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up and attended school in the Detroit area. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.
He moved West to Grand Junction, Colorado in 1975 where he was Engineering Manager and then Assistant to the President of Dixson Incorporated, an automotive electronic equipment manufacturing company. In 1980 he moved to Arizona in order to further his education and worked in New Product Introduction of Aerospace Electronics for Honeywell while attending Arizona State University and getting an MBA in Production and Operations Management. He also participated in a Manufacturing Executive Certification Program at the University of Michigan.
A final career move brought him and his family to Washington State in early 1987. He held a number of senior manufacturing and operations management positions in medical electronics, aerospace, and computer electronics companies. In 2004 he fulfilled a lifelong goal of becoming a small business owner and since then has owned a printing and graphics business.
John has been a member of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood since 2010. He joined the Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation Board in 2013. Currently he is the Rotary Foundation Chair for the Rotary Club of Lynnwood and is also a member of the International Committee as Chair of the Micro Loan program.. He has served as a Boys & Girls Club Advisory Council Member since 2009, a volunteer for the Executive Service Corp of Washington and as a business counselor for the SBA-SCORE small business program. He is a member of the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County and the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.
John and his wife Linda live in Edmonds, WA. They have two adult children who both live out of state.
David Kleitsch, Lynnwood Economic Development Director. David Kleitsch first moved to Seattle in 1961 when his family relocated from Illinois. After graduating from Nathan Hale High School, he attended the University of Washington, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning. In pursuit of higher education, he has received Master’s degrees in City and Regional Planning from Ohio State University, and Public Administration from San Jose State University.
David has worked in economic development, redevelopment, and community development for city government since 1979, and has been with Lynnwood since 2001. Prior to returning to Washington state; he worked for Missoula, Montana; Chandler, Arizona; and San Jose and Ventura, California. He was awarded the Extra Mile Award from the Economic Development Collaborative Ventura County in appreciation for exceptional effort and initiative. David has also served as both the Chair and Legislative Chair of the Washington Economic Development Association.
For Lynnwood David has focused on economic development and redevelopment planning; and the planning and implementation of various public and private projects. Major efforts include the Lynnwood City Center, Lynnwood Convention Center, Sound Transit ST2 Lynnwood Link Extension, Alderwood mall expansion, Highway 99 Revitalization Strategies, and Lynnwood Place.
David is committed to advancing Lynnwood’s community vision through the collaborative engagement of stakeholders and partners to achieve shared goals with mutual benefits. He has been a member of the Rotary of Club of Lynnwood since 2002; and serves on various boards of the Economic Alliance Snohomish County, and the President’s Advisory Committee of Edmonds Community College.
Professionally builds relationships and gathers stakeholders in order to accomplish “ground breaking” projects.. inventive visionary and adventuresome risk-taker…resourceful and confident program builder…creative with a deep understanding on how to motivate, empower and manage people…trusting nature…committed to servant leadership…a natural mentor and coach…creator and nurturer of gardens.
Successfully campaigned to become the Mayor of Lynnwood WA in 2014.
Twenty-six years of administrative leadership in public institutions and private organizations including Edmonds Community College and the University of Washington.
President of Lynnwood Rotary (2007), Received Board of Trustees Excellence in Education Award (1997) and Student Government Administrator of the Year (2009)
M.Ed. from Western Washington University: Administration and Leadership in Adult Education.
B.A. from the University of Washington: Danish
After graduating from Nathan Hale High School in north Seattle, Grant attended the University of Southern California on a biomedical engineering scholarship. After two years at USC, he enrolled in Seattle Central Community College’s marine carpentry program. He worked as a boat builder for several years while competing with the United States Rowing Team.
After graduating from the University of Washington with a double degree in History and English, Grant worked as the Clerk to the Seattle City Council and as the Program Development Manager for King County Executive Tim Hill. While working for King County, Grant obtained an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.
In 1994, Grant sailed to Hawaii on a 37’ sloop. His three-week return trip was done solo.
Grant then became the President of Salmon Bay Expositions, a Ballard company that published a magazine for commercial fishermen, produced a trade show for commercial fishermen, and produced three consumer shows – the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, and the Northwest Interior Design Show.
In 2003, Grant became the Executive Director of the Lynnwood Public Facilities District, an independent local government entity formed to build and manage the Lynnwood Convention Center.
He is a fifteen-year member of the Rotary Club of Lynnwood. Grant’s other community work includes serving as the President of the Board of the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, serving as the President of the Board of Bainbridge Island Rowing, and serving on the Board of the Northwest Housing Preservation Group.
Grant and his wife Nina, who works as a maritime attorney, live on Bainbridge Island.
In Oregon, she and her husband Jay started their first business with Jay’s parents, creating a reputation in the hospitality industry. In 1979, the couple moved to Everett, Washington and in 1982, Gunnvor and Jay started VR Tveidt & Associates, a nationally known business brokerage company.
In 1998, Gunnvor acquired Talent Services and has operated the 27 year old company since then while Jay stayed with their brokerage company until they sold it in 2010.
Talent Services provides union signatory and staffing services to the entertainment industry. The company’s clients include many Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Nike, Warner Brothers, Wells Fargo and Amazon. Clients also include national advertising agencies, producers and many unions nationwide. Talent Services has become a leader in its industry nationally due to the extraordinary quality of services provided by the company. Through Gunnvor’s leadership, Talent Services’ revenues have increased by 375%.
Gunnvor also started a film production company with a client, which she now solely owns and operates.
Throughout her career, Gunnvor has been active in multiple philanthropic endeavors. She loves giving back to her community through Rotary. During her 30+ years as a Rotarian’s wife and being a Rotarian, Gunnvor has had the pleasure of supporting many Rotary Club of Lynnwood activities, such as The Washington International Air Fair, sponsoring a new club in Kiev, Ukraine and assisting in sending aid to Haiti. She has also attended many Rotary International conventions (San Francisco, Portland, Osaka and Chicago).
Gunnvor and Jay were married in the fall of 1970. Their first daughter was born in Norway in 1971 and their second daughter was born in Portland, OR in 1974. The couple currently lives in Mill Creek, WA. Their two daughters with families, including four wonderful grandchildren, also live in the area.
Steve Bishop is a principal with the certified public accounting firm of Bader Martin, P.S. located in downtown Seattle. In addition to being a CPA, Steve has obtained the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credentials. Steve and his wife Connie live in Redmond and have three children, Kylie, Zach and Noah.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelors in Business Administration, Accounting major. Steve joined the Rotary Club of Lynnwood in 1991. He has served on the board in many different capacities leading to serving as President of the club in 2001-2002. He was then selected to serve as an Assistant District Governor for District 5030 the following two years. Steve served on the Lynnwood Rotary Club Foundation board for two years in the 1980’s before his reappointment this year. Steve also serves as the Treasurer for the North Seattle College Education Fund and is a member of the Accounting department’s technical advisory committee.
Vickie Kozuck is a native of Fargo, North Dakota, Vickie relocated to the Northwest in 1988 with her family. Vickie attended Moorhead State University, and graduated with a Business Administration (Finance/International Business) Degree from Central Washington University in 1989.
Vickie is currently a Senior Vice President – Investment Officer for Wells Fargo Advisors.
Vickie has been an active member of Lynnwood Rotary since 1990. She has served as Community Service Chair for multiple terms, served as Lynnwood Foundation Secretary, Vice President and President. She served as Club Secretary for two terms and several years as co-chair for the Youth Challenge Awards. Vickie also served three years as the Club Rotary Foundation Chair.
Vickie enjoys spending time with her three children, son in law and one year old grandson.
Bob Fuller choose to put down roots in Snohomish County in 1984 after a 20-year US Air Force career. He and Mele (spouse) evaluated and visited 28 US cities before selecting Snohomish County.
After settling in Edmonds, Bob worked in sales and motivational speaking before starting a 22-year career as a financial advisor serving individuals and small businesses.
Bob also committed himself to serving his local community. These activities include trustee and board chairman for The Evergreen School (Shoreline), Apogee Institute board member supporting the University of Washington’s Early Entrance Transition School, Lynnwood Rotary board member including president, Lynnwood Rotary Foundation board member including president, Stevens Hospital Foundation trustee including president, South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce board member including chairman, Lynnwood Public Facilities District (convention and shopping center) board member including vice-chairman and Lynnwood Food Bank board member.
He began his experience-rich life in Morgantown, West Virginia, and lived in more than 16 US cities before graduating from Syracuse University.
In 2017 Dr. Jean Hernandez retired from Edmonds Community College with the title of President Emeritus, completing seven years as president. She advanced and improved student success and completions through excellent educational programs and support resources. She is known as a student success champion who effectively engaged diverse groups of employees in organizational change, using a systems approach and a culture of evidence to effect decision making. Hernandez is an innovative and visionary leader. When she became president, Hernandez recognized the importance of becoming an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college and received funding from College Spark Washington in 2011. Four years later, EdCC becoming an ATD Leader College and began the journey of redesigning its curriculum and student services to implement a Guided Pathways model.
Dr. Hernandez is strongly committed to removing barriers for students. She and her spouse created two 2nd Chance Scholarships at EdCC for students who have experienced homelessness or been formerly incarcerated. In addition, Hernandez was instrumental in creating a partnership with the Washington Department of Corrections to fund a Next Steps Reentry program at the college. In 2012 she served on the STEM Careers for Women and Girls panel, hosted by the White House Office of Technology and Science Policy. After EdCC received a Department of Labor grant to implement the Competency Based Education (CBE) model, Hernandez was invited by Western Governors’ University and Gates Foundation to participate in presidents’ roundtables and convening sessions on integrating CBE models into the curriculum.
Prior to her role as president at EdCC, Hernandez worked at three community colleges in various administrative roles including Interim President and Vice Chancellor, Vice President of Instruction, and Instructional Dean, totaling twenty plus years of experience. She taught multicultural studies for two years as a community college faculty member, and eighteen years as a university administrator in student services and human resources.
After her retirement, she served as interim president at Pierce College Puyallup. Now she works as a Leadership Coach for Achieving the Dream and a Guided Pathways Coach for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. She continues to be active on the College Spark Washington Board, Western Governors University – Washington Advisory Board, the Rotary Club of Lynnwood, and the Rotary Club of Lynnwood Foundation. Dr. Hernandez has received the following awards: University of Washington’s Multicultural Alumni Partnership Distinguished Alumnae, NAACP of Snohomish County’s Oscar Eason Jr. Community Service Award, and Patriotic Employer – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education from the University of North Texas, as well as a Doctor of Education from the University of Washington.