Board Member Liaisons

Board member Liaisons provide outreach to our clinics and gardens. The goal of the Liaisons is to facilitate communications between the Board and the programs the Foundation supports, and to give Master Gardeners a better sense of the role of the Foundation and how it can support them.

To achieve these goals, the Liaisons will:

  1. Periodically visit the clinic or garden or contact the leader to get a better sense of how things are going in that program;
  2. Work with the leader to determine any special needs for that clinic or garden;
  3. Identify ways the Foundation can support the clinic or garden;
  4. Assist the clinic or garden in applying for additional funds, if applicable, such as a Request for Funds (RFF); and
  5. Provide information about the role of the Foundation and updates on the Foundation.

Valerie Barei

  • Clinics: Washington Park Arboretum, Fairwood Library/Renton Farmers Market, Kent/Covington, Maple Valley
  • Gardens: Cesar Chavez Demo Garden

Bob Connor

  • Clinics: U District Farmers Market
  • Gardens: Shorewood HS Culinary Arts Garden

Andrea Gleichweith

  • Clinics: Ballard Fred Meyer, Woodland Park Zoo
  • Gardens: Neely Homestead Historic Demo Garden, Neely Mansion Demo Garden

Carrie Hill – President

  • Clinics: Burien Library and Des Moines, SoDo Home Depot, Vashon Island, West Seattle / White Center
  • Gardens: Vashon Community Food Bank

Alison Johnson

  • Clinics:  Bellevue Demo Garden, Woodinville WWD/Molbak’s
  • Gardens: Bellevue Demo Garden

Penny Kriese

  • Clinics:  CUH/City People’s, Woodland Park Zoo
  • Gardens: Bothell Children’s Garden, Ronald McDonald House Outreach Garden, Thyme Patch Park

Amy Lee

  • Clinics: Lake Forest Park Ace Hardware/ Shoreline Fred Meyer
  • Gardens: Animal Acres Demo Garden

Jim Olson

  • Clinics: Lake City Fred Meyer and Farmers Market, Redmond Farmers Market, Renton McLendon Hardware

Gordon Polson

  • Clinics:  Issaquah, Mercer Island

Gary Scheider

  • Clinics: Bellevue Home Depot, Bellevue Nursery / Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue Farmers Market, Snoqualmie Valley
  • Gardens: Tribal Life Trail

Peggy Smith

  • Clinics: Ballard Farmers’ Market
  • Gardens: Magnuson Park Children’s Garden, Soos Creek Growing Groceries Demo Garden


  • Clinics: Auburn/Federal Way Farmers Market
  • Garden: Carkeek Park Demo Garden

Updated 1 June 2019

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