Who are the members of Quimper Village?
• What is Quimper Village?
• What is Cohousing?
• Who are the members of Quimper Village?
• What is the timeline of the project?
• What is the history of Quimper Village?
• How will the project be financed?
• What will I own when the project is completed?
• What will our homes look like?
• How do I become a member?
In February 2017, Quimper Village sold all 28 homes. We now have 28 Member households—individuals or couples who are fully invested in the project. It is essential to know that, under strict Washington State laws and regulations, we can market only to people who already have their primary residence in the State of Washington. Most of our growth to this point has been the result of word of mouth and local advertising.
Landscape, Newsletter and Social Teams and tracks stormwater management for the CIT.
Cindy worked with Metro Water Quality Laboratories as a chemist and in the Trace Metal Lab for ten years. She spent the next 20 years of her career as an Environmental Investigator with the Local Hazardous Waste Program in King County, WA. She has volunteered with Old Dog Haven, King Conservation District Native Plant Nursery, Changing Rein Therapeutic Riding and the Northwest Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Barb & Mack
Mack: Membership Team Chair
Barbara: Social and Membership Team
Mack spent 36 years as an Internist and Geriatric doctor in Arizona and Oregon, reared two children with his wife Barb, and moved to Port Townsend fifteen years ago. He is physically active and has enjoyed backpacking and local mountain climbing in the past.
Barb spent many years teaching English, has been an art gallery owner and founded a preschool. Since retirement in 2000, she enjoys gardening, cooking, walking with friends, and time with her grandchildren.
John & Pam
John: Finance/Legal Team
Pam: Finance/Legal Team, Emergency Preparedness, Neighborhood and Newsletter Teams
John was Executive Director of Pike Place Market in Seattle, served as Mayor of Port Townsend from 1992-1995, and served on the City Council previous to that. He has volunteered time with many organizations in and around the Northwest including, Main Street, Centrum, SCORE as a business consultant and a part of the Clallam/Jefferson County Mediation Services.
Pam worked for three library systems as well as Jefferson County Planning and Building Department. She has participated as a board member with the Rhododendron Festival, Main Street, Jefferson County Historical Society, the Juvenile Diversion program and the Community Chorus. She wrote local history articles for Jefferson County newspapers for 13 years and produced a book called “Tracing Footsteps”.
Pam & Jim
Jim: Community Agreements Chair, Newsletter Teams
Pam: Quimper Village Recording Secretary; Community Agreements and Finance/Legal Teams
Jim D. has a degree in German Literature but chose to work as a deputy probation officer for 20 years. He has since written four novels and several plays. Jim was a winner in the Port Townsend One Act Competition in 2009. Although being struck down with septic shock in 2012, and loosing all of his fingers, he continues to write using a stylus or Dragon Speak system. Not much holds him back.
Pam D. worked for 30 years as a special education teacher. She currently serves on the Port Townsend School Board.
Bill & Kay
Bill: Construction Interface Team (CIT)
Kay: Social Team
Bill’s varied work experiences have led him to construction, sales, warehouse manager, small business owner, website research, writing, and office management. He is currently the office manger for the Port Townsend School of Massage. He enjoys running, sports, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Kay D. has a B.S. in Biology and worked as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School, and later as a high school teacher. Since moving to Port Townsend, she has worked with home heath care and is still employed as a massage therapist and instructor at Port Townsend School of Massage. Her spare time involves long walks in the woods, seeing movies with Bill and being with children and grandchildren.
Grace taught Language Arts to fourth - eighth graders for 30-years in the Ohio public school system and has been in Port Townsend for 13 years. She is an active volunteer at the public library and Habitat for Humanity. Grace is a member of a local investing group, LION, and a Giving Circle participant with the Community Foundation of Jefferson County. She has a special interest in the Jefferson County Land Trust.
Kay's background education and experience was in the field of microbiology. After she moved to Port Townsend fifteen years ago, she became passionately interested in the art and technical aspects of photography. She is now an artist member of the Port Townsend Gallery and on the Board of Directors. As a member she helps operate and staff the store as well as displaying and selling her artwork in the gallery. Additionally, she photographs weddings and other family events with a local photographer.
Landscape and Finance/Legal Teams
Anne grew up in India with missionary parents, and went on to teach Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly (California) as Dr. J. Anne Holman before retiring to the Northwest. Anne is an avid painter, and is active in the art community and a volunteer at the information center.
Pat & David
David: Quimper Village Executive President, Marketing Team Chair
Pat: Co-chair of the Process Team
David and Pat introduced the concept of senior co-housing and were instrumental in creating Quimper Village.
David’s love of acting led him to a career as a Drama and Speech professor at the University of Wisconsin. After retirement, he created a live theater group for kids and by kids, incorporating it into the school curriculum as a learning tool.
Pat was a public school teacher of behaviorally challenged adolescents and a director of education at two adolescent treatment centers. She loves attending the theater, and spending time with friends.
Poul & Ingelise
Ingelise: Landscape and Social Teams
Originally from Denmark, Poul and Ingelise have traveled the world following Poul’s work as a mechanical engineer. He retired as Vice President of Engineering for a large concrete company.
Ingelise worked as a florist designer and managed the shop, taught adult education classes and after returning to college, received a degree in nursing.
Co-Chair of the Process Team
Janet had a long career as the manager of a medical office processing a gazillion insurance claims and printing paychecks for valued employees. She also served as Safety Service Director for the American Red Cross covering thirteen counties in Georgia, where she was able to share a wide variety of skills in CPR, First Aid and Water Safety. In her retirement, she is an avid kayaker, crabber and hiker. She can frequently be seen out on Port Townsend Bay with the rowing club in all kinds of weather. She is the treasurer of her church.
Cherie & Jim
Jim: Process Team
Cherie: Landscape and Social Teams
Jim served in the Army and Army Reserves for 28 years. Part of those Reserve years included a 30-year teaching career. Jim later became the superintendent of Galveston Texas School District. In his retirement he stays busy with Rotary International and collecting shellfish for the State of Washington to test. He and Cherie also volunteer weekly with Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
Cherie also joined the Army Reserves, and went to Army physical therapy school. She spent 17 years working as a civilian physical therapist and retired from the Reserves in 1993. She later became a Master Gardener, and served for 13 years as a board member of the Pacific Trails Coalition. They currently live in Sequim, WA.
Howard & Jeanette
Jeanette: Landscape Team
Howard: E-Communications Team, Health and Safety Team
Jeanette taught school for many years before receiving an MA in Museum Studies. She interned at the Smithsonian. She loves to travel, is a Master Gardener, and considers herself a life-long learner.
Howard had a career in computer programming and solar satellite sunspot research, satellite communications and banking systems. Besides his current interest in any kind of computer program, he has skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and gardening.
Marketing, Neighborhood Liaison Team and Landscape Team Chair
Previously a teacher of French and Spanish at Port Townsend High School before retirement, Nancy is an active hiker, recently walking the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail across Spain. Nancy volunteers with the Port Townsend Books on Wheels program.
Jack & Carolyn
Jack: Newsletter Team Chair and E-Communications Team
Carolyn: Construction Interface Team (CIT), Corporate Secretary and Finance/Legal Team Chair
Jack earned a PhD in International Relations and Chinese/Japanese politics and made a career of teaching at Gonzaga University, Virginia Tech, the University of West Florida and the US Naval War College for over 40 years. He loves to travel, sail, and can often be found puttering around his woodworking shop.
Carolyn worked in microbiology research for twelve years. She earned an MBA from Virginia Tech and worked in financial services for several years before combining her science and business experience, working for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Agency for another fifteen years. She is a tireless organizer and volunteer, has been President of the Board for her church and loves to camp and to travel
Bobbie & Jerry
Jerry: Quimper Village Treasurer, Finance/Legal Team, and Construction Interface (CIT) Team
Bobbie: Social Team
Jerry has a degree in Ceramics Engineering and an MBA. He has been involved in the technical ceramics and materials engineering field for most of his adult life and started a high tech materials marketing company, which he and Bobbie ran for 20 years. He currently volunteers at the Port Townsend Police Department where he coordinates the volunteer program, handles events for the city and is the code enforcement officer for the Police Department.
Bobbie has a B.S. in Music Education and a Masters degree in counseling. She has worked as a music teacher, preschool teacher and in the drug and alcohol rehab field. She was a director of family counseling and the out-patient therapy programs. She has recently volunteered her time playing the piano for the Port Townsend Youth Chorus
Mena & Cheron
Mena: Construction Interface Team (CIT) Chair
Cheron: Process, Marketing, Finance, Newsletter and E-Communications Teams
Mena has a degree in Psychology and retired from the California Department of Social Services where she worked through a variety of jobs over the years. Those positions included medical qualifications for social services, disability, computer trainer, and IT project manager. She has worked on projects in the line of computer installations and software design. She currently works as an artist and shows her work in galleries around the area while teaching beginning art to those new to the field.
Cheron has had a long and varied work history that reflects her wide range of interests. She has an MS in Clinical Counseling and has worked as a locomotive engineer. She has been a lifelong activist for LGBT rights. She enjoys creating watercolors, playing games, computers, and improv acting.
David & Jane
David: Community Agreements Team, Health and Safety Team
Jane: E-Communications Team Chair
David is an ordained Presbyterian minister, has been a college chaplain and instructor in religion & ethics, a non-profit administrator and executive for Habitat For Humanity. He was executive director of an anti-poverty research & program development organization. He reads in the park daily, is involved with the Land Trust and is a new aspiring carver.
Jane has a Masters in English and has taught college composition. She worked for the Associate Vice President of Human Resources at Cornell University; was part of the support staff at Seattle Public Library; worked in strategic planning for Habitat for Humanity's International Headquarters and served in the malaria section of PATH in Seattle. She volunteers at the Marine Science Center working with Sound toxins program of citizen science.
Ellen & Doug
- Doug: Landscape Team
- Ellen: CIT
Ellen is a public television documentary filmmaker and has made several short films for non-profits. She is a professional Engineer and has degrees in Civil Engineering and Geology. She loves to cook and assisting non-profits with video taping for special programs. She also has time for needlepoint.
Doug is a Hydrologist and had his own firm providing diverse engineering and environmental sciences consulting operations throughout the county. He developed a second career in community development, land development and permitting in Kitsap County. He is currently a member of the Port Townsend Planning Commission, works with Habitat for Humanity, loves to play petaque and wants to sail more. He gardens, cooks, golfs and enjoys card games and theater production.
Phyllis & Ivar
Phyllis: Landscape Team
Ivar: Membership Team, Community Agreements Team
Phyllis has degrees in biology, botany and counseling. She has been a Head Start teacher, won an environmental award for Backyard Wildlife and helped create a tree ordinance in Anacortes, WA. She loves to sing, watch birds, garden with butterflies bees and birds and has done some Spanish literature translations. The couple has traveled widely throughout the world and hiked through many areas of the Western United States.
Ivar taught anatomy and physiology in universities for 37 years around the Northwest. He is also an orchardist, and has been involved with the Skagit Marine Resources, Skagit Beach Watchers and was the Skagit Audubon president for 15 year. He enjoys spending free time as a bird watcher, photographer, boater, contra dancer and ukulele player.
Skip & Sue
Skip has worked in the high tech and aviation fields and currently flies for Kenmore Air during the summer months. He has extensive experience in project management and is currently the president of their Mukilteo, Washington condominium Homeowner’s Association. He collects ratings qualifying him to fly rare and unusual airplanes and is an active member of the Historic Flight Foundation in Everett and the Port Townsend Aero Museum. He enjoys foil fencing and has a fascination with obsolete technology.
Sue worked in non-profit administration, marketing communications, freelance writing and editing and alternative health education. As a writer, Sue has published in every genre at one time or another and also has a background in holistic health and nutrition. She loves art (seeing it, making it, collecting it.)
E-Communication, Newsletter and Landscaping Teams
Araya has had a variety of 'adventures' in her life. She owned a business known as Executive Meeting Consultants, planning conferences worldwide. She was also administrative assistant at Menorah Park, a low-income senior housing project in San Francisco. For many years, she was the administrator of Congregation Eitz Or in Seattle. She has been a board member and active volunteer for Jewish Renewal communities, both locally and nationally. Earlier in her life, she homesteaded in Canada, where she helped design and build her house. She is currently a docent at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, and a past ambassador at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. Araya travels extensively, loves to walk, hike, dance, ski and enjoy nature.
Mike & Sue
Sue: Process Team, Chair of Health and Safety Team
Mike: Construction Interface Team (CIT)
Mike spent many years in the building trades and worked for Brick & Mortar, catering primarily to architects and contractors. He stays very physically active, is part of a Port Townsend community garden, and loves to sing, cook and garden.
Sue has had a career in nursing, with twenty-five years in surgery, and finishing her career doing hospice care. She is also a certified Hatha yoga teacher. Sue is a quilter, sewer, walker, hiker and does energy work and hands on healing.
Irene has several degrees and certificates including in Early Childhood Education, English as a Foreign Language and Museum Education. She has lived abroad most of her adult life.
She volunteers as a docent for the Bellevue Arts Museum, YMCA, Seattle and Jewish Film Festivals, the Village Theater, and has taught on cruise ships, women’s retreats and at assisted living communities. Irene is a quilter, beader and writer.
Marcia & Phil
Phil: Chair of Emergency Preparation Team Marcia: Process, Health and Safety Teams
Marcia worked as a labor, delivery, and Pediatric nurse and taught infant massage. She volunteered for Big Brother/Big Sister programs and the Humane Society for many years. She is currently a member of Friends of Fort Worden, and AAUW. Marcia enjoys hiking, cycling travel, reading, board games and is taking up fabric art.
Phil is a retired Army Corps of Engineers officer and has a BS in Forest Management and MS in Geodesy* & Photogrammetry. (*Also known as geodetics, geodetic engineering or geodetics engineering—a branch of applied mathematics and earth sciences, is the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement and representation of the Earth (or any planet), including its gravitational field.) He enjoys traveling, cycling and genealogy.
Process, Heath and Safety, and Emergency Preparation Teams
Betty’s varied background includes working as Assistant Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of American, Tropical Florida, a non-profit . She gained executive certification and training while with the organization. Other tasks included designing and delivering adult experiential training related to diversity and group behavior and executed the training of 1000’s of volunteers. Betty also worked for Ford Motor Company and Whirlpool and raised three children.
She has served as Jefferson County League of Women Voters chair and has participated in organizational Disaster Preparation programs. She loves photography, cooking and delving into genetic genealogy.
Sherry is a member of the Finance/Legal Team and the Community Agreements team.
Sherry is a life-long resident of Washington, growing up on land in Gig Harbor that was homesteaded by her grandfather. She has a degree in Social Welfare and an MBA, reflecting her fascination with both society and business. She has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, including a current part time position. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying out different crafts, travel, and time with family and friends.