WE ARE IN SEARCH OF ANOTHER BOARD MEMBER!! If you are interested, please email Kees Kolff.
Kees Kolff, President
Kees and his wife Helen have been residents in Port Townsend since 1997. Kees graduated from Harvard with an MD and a Master's of Public Health. He served 2 years with the US Public Health service in Puerto Rico as an epidemiologist and then completed training in Pediatrics at the University of Washington. For 17 years Kees was medical director of the SeaMar Community Health Centers, serving Hispanics, migrant and seasonal farm workers, refugees and other mostly low-income populations in Western Washington.
Since moving to Port Townsned Kees has served as president of Jefferson Land Trust, on City Council, and as Mayor. Most recently he was chair of the Jefferson County/Port Townsend Climate Action Committee and helped develop the newly adopted Climate Action Plan. He recently helped create and chair the newly formed East Jefferson Biomass Committee of the local Sierra Club. Kees and Helen co-founded and live in the Port Townsend EcoVillage,They live in smaller than average homes and share many resources like a shop, tools, gas cars, an electric car and a large community garden. They host workshops, have a small CSA, and welcome guests and new members. Kees is currently building a new "super-insulated" energy efficient home. The mission of the ReCyclery fits in perfectly with the sustainability goals shared by Kees, Helen, and their fellow EcoVillage.
A Baltimore, Maryland native, Sarah grew up in an urban city that had poor infrastructure for bicyclists and a separation from the natural world. Through adventures in the wilderness, Sarah developed an intense desire to protect the natural world around her. She followed her passions to college, where she received a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology and spent a semester abroad, studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Sarah is currently the Stewardship Coordinator at the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, a non-profit salmon habitat restoration group based out of Port Hadlock. She coordinates tree plantings, writes grants and conducts scientific monitoring at restoration sites.
Sarah began frequenting the ReCyclery because she was attracted to the vibrant community that supports the organization as well as the wonderful volunteers and staff that exude energy and passion about bicycling. She is excited for the future of this organization and the future of bicycle ridership in Jefferson County. Sarah is hopeful that the work we do will inspire the next generation of bicyclists riding for everyday transportation in our town.
Sam Feinson - VP
Sam rediscovered his love of cycling in the summer of 2006, when he got on a bike for the first time in over a decade. A few years, repair classes, and bicycles later, he couldn't imagine doing without. For him, a bicycle is not just sustainable transportation -- it's a ticket to exploration and fun. After a childhood in New Hampshire, Sam received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, and his law degree from Seattle University. Having lived in several cities all over the world, he is now proud to call Port Townsend his home. Sam practices criminal defense and family law when he isn't out riding.
Ron Lynn - Treasurer