Working together to build a better community.
We believe great communities don't just happen by accident. They are made through the engagement, service, and support of dedicated community members. This is why we are proud to support and be associated with the following organizations.
Big Brothers Big sisters of snohomish County
For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential.
More than 100 years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters remains true to the founders’ vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of children. And, today, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states—and in 12 countries around the world, including locally in Snohomish County.
Dan has served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County for over ten years, recently completing a term as Board Chair. Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters at bbbs-snoco.org.
Sean served on the Board of Directors for Cocoon House for several years, most recently as the Vice-Chair during the 2016-2017 year. During his board tenure, Sean led the marketing and events committee as they did a major overhaul of all agency branding and marketing avenues. He also served on the Executive Cabinet for Cocoon House's $12.4 million dollar capital campaign to construct a new all-encompassing youth service and housing center.
The mission of Cocoon House is to empower young people, families, and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. This mission supports the belief that every young person deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Cocoon House's ultimate vision is to see every young person in our community is safe and thriving. Learn more about Cocoon House at cocoonhouse.org.
Downtown Everett Association
Sean has served on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Everett Association since 2013, where he currently serves as the board's Vice-President.
The Downtown Everett Association (DEA) is committed to advancing and growing Downtown Everett as a vibrant economic, cultural, and governmental center through leadership, advocacy, and the ongoing administration of a business improvement area (BIA).
The Downtown Everett Association focuses on specific priorities geared toward injecting new life into Everett's historic central core. Our priorities are proven methods for rejuvenating urban areas. Those priorities are:
- Enhance quality business and commerce
- Encourage residential development
- Support long-term parking solutions
- Create a safe and clean environment
- Keep members educated and informed
- Provide representation to media and government
Learn more about the Downtown Everett Association at downtowneverettwa.org.
Everett Public Schools
Education is critical to the success of our children and our communities as a whole. Engaged citizens make for better schools and better schools provide better learning opportunities for our kids.
Dan served for years on the Board of Directors for the Everett Public Schools Foundation and was honored for his commitment to the organization's mission of providing high-quality educational opportunities with the title of Board Member Emeritus.
Sean has served on the Everett Public Schools Fiscal Advisory Council since 2014. The FAC provides valuable feedback to school administrators as they manage budget and financial forecasts for the largest school district in Snohomish County. Learn more at everettsd.org.
Hands For Peacemaking Foundation
Sean and several members of his Rotary club recently traveled to Guatemala to build a 4-room schoolhouse in the rural jungle village of Canton Maya Jaguar with the Everett-based Hands For Peacemaking Foundation. Their team also installed a water catchment system and 50 wood burning stoves. Read more about their experience in the Everett Herald and Mukilteo Beacon.
HFPF's mission is to promote opportunities for self-reliance in rural Guatemala by taking part in many different kinds of projects, each aimed at helping people lift themselves out of poverty. Their focus areas are clean water, clean air, and improved access to education. Learn more at: handsforpeacemaking.org.
South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club
Sean became a member of the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club in 2007 and was voted Rookie of the Year in his first year. He has since served on the Board of Directors for the club multiple times, most recently as the 2016-2017 Sergeant At Arms.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Locally, the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club as a strong history of supporting organizations throughout Snohomish County, including Hand in Hand, Dawson's Place, YWCA, YMCA, Cocoon House, Housing Hope, Imagine Children's Museum, and many more. Learn more at semrotary.org.
Washington National Guard
Brock recently completed his six year enlistment in the Washington National Guard.
The Washington Army National Guard has a unique dual mission that consists of both Federal and State roles.
For state missions, the governor, through the state Adjutant General, commands Guard forces. The governor can call the National Guard into action during local or statewide emergencies. During local emergencies and statewide emergencies, Guard units assist residents endangered by storms, floods, fires and other disasters.
While the Guard originally focused on protecting local communities, it eventually grew into a force that complements the Active Duty Army when help is needed anywhere in the world. The biggest difference is that while Guard units are combat-trained and can be deployed overseas, they are just as likely to serve in their home communities.
For federal missions, the Washington Army National Guard has a federal obligation to maintain properly trained and equipped units, be available for prompt mobilization for war or national emergency, or as otherwise needed. Guard units deployed overseas may experience combat. Others may use expertise gained in civilian careers to build schools and hospitals, train local peacekeepers, or teach local farmers how to use land more efficiently. Learn more about the Washington National Guard at gowaguard.com.
For the past 28 years, the Windermere Foundation has donated a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold towards supporting low-income and homeless families in our communities. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington State, has grown to encompass ten states and has raised over $33 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, food, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help most. Dan, Brock, and Sean are proud to work for an organization that gives back to the communities we live and work in. Learn more at windermere.com/foundation.
YMCA of Snohomish County
Here in Snohomish County, the Y has been serving and strengthening our communities since 1901. They've been here through economic booms and busts, wartime and peace, and social upheavals both subtle and life-changing. Their movement is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest.
The Y values caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and everything they do stems from this. Their staff and volunteers are kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and local leaders who are all personally committed to understanding what our neighborhoods need. Together, we use our knowledge to develop stronger, more integrated communities, provide support for people and families, and promote positive change overall.
Sean served on the Board of Directors for the Everett Family YMCA from 2014 through 2016, a pivotal time for the organization as it identified and closed on a future location that will allow the organization to expand its footprint and ability to serve the Everett community for another century. Learn more about the YMCA at ymca-snoco.org.