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WE ARE IN SEARCH OF ANOTHER BOARD MEMBER!! If you are interested, please email Kees Kolff.  


Kees Kolff, President

KeesKees 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.


Sarah Doyle, Secretary and Treasurer

SarahA 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.



Calvin Leckenby
CalvinWith a history of alternative nature-focused education, drawing and graphic design, mingled with a love for nature, the seasons, being outdoors and laughing out loud, Calvin Leckenby takes bicycling very seriously. In 2009 Calvin built his first fixed gear bicycle with The Recyclery at the age of 12. He’s since used his talents in graphic design to raise funds for the non-profit by designing and selling bike-themed holiday cards and greeting cards. Now, as a high-school student, Calvin plays soccer, the cello, babysits and rides on the mountain bike team, “The Killer Whales.”

Calvin appreciates living lightly on the earth – recycling, using body power and minimal lifestyles, small mobile home design, and innovative personal approaches to solving the world’s sustainability issues. He brings these hopes, experiences and gifts to his first position in community sustainability as a youth representative to The Recyclery board of directors.


  




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. 






Nikki Russel


Nikki works at the United Good Neighbors of Jefferson county. She loves to be active on her bike and on the water. She enjoys poetry and visual art, but is most passionate about giving back to the community through social organizing and volunteerism.











Ron Lynn - Treasurer 















Drew Kerlee

  

 Bicycles are many things for me, but I think most importantly, an avenue for meeting new friends. In general, the people who ride bikes, are my people! When I'm on a group ride, I love chatting up 

other riders in different spots in the line. What a lovely thing to be pedaling along, watching scenery go by, checking out the ever changing 20-50 miles of your neighborhood. I like talking bikes, and life and everything in between on these rides.

 

Volunteering at the local community bike shop gets me even more into the local community. Youths, and other kindred folks usually find themselves at these bike shops at one time or another. I enjoy tinkering on my own bicycle, and love that smooth driver train feel of a freshly cleaned chain, crank and cluster. I feel deep pride looking down at my shiny spokes on wheels that I laced up and trued myself. And it's good to be active, of course.

 

I bring a mixed bag of talents to any group I'm a part of. I like to think that overall, I help things grow. I enjoy improving aesthetics, streamlining processes, and providing opportunities for others to shine in their own specialties.

 

And what a fun group of awesome people at the Port Townsend ReCyclery! I have interesting and numerous connections to many of my ReCyclery piers. I am right that both Port Townsend, and The ReCyclery is a great place for us to be. Feels good!
















Board Volunteer Tracking.pdf

The ReCyclery: 501c3 Non-Profit - Promoting bicycle use for a healthier and more sustainable community 
1925 Blaine St. Port Townsend, WA   360.643.1755



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