Patti Dudley Executive Director
Patti Dudley is our new Executive Director. Patti brings diverse experience that will help shape the next phase of Fishline’s development. Two key experiences that Patti brings include, six years as Director of Operations for Food Lifeline, Washington’s largest non-profit hunger relief agency, serving 250 emergency food banks and meal programs in Western Washington and nine years as Executive Director of Dispute Resolution Center of King County. Patti has spent the last four years as a broker at Windemere Real Estate Co. This mix of private and not for profit experience provides a broad skill set that will benefit Fishline.
Marge Johnson Business and Programs Manager
Marge joined the team at Fishline after having the joy of participating in the Christmas Child project and viewing the generosity of this community and its neighbors. After many years in private industry, having a purpose and meaning behind the work became an important and driving force in the decision to change careers and join the Fishline organization.
Marge attended both the University of Washington, majoring in Engineering, and South Minnesota State University with a focus on Ag Science and small livestock management. Born in Washington, her family spent several years on her husband’s family farm in south eastern South Dakota before moving back to the Pacific Northwest. Marge developed and ran an after-school program for children 1st through 9th grade, focusing on creative and critical thinking skills. After raising her family she worked for a local company operating in both the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Business Process Management prior to retiring from private industry and joining Fishline.
Marge has been married for 27 years, has 4 children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, finding new adventures and spending her spare time with her family.
Sandra Allen Client Services
Sandra Allen joined Fishline in November 2016 as the Client Advocate. In May 2018, she stepped into the role of Client Services Manager where she oversees client services programs. As we transition to our new Comprehensive Services Center, Sandra looks forward to working closely with our agency partners to provide more opportunities for Fishline clients. She says, “The message of neighbors helping neighbors is what drew me to the organization. I am moved by the generosity of our community and the positive impact this generosity brings to those in need. My heart is full knowing that I am part of organization that shows compassion and values human dignity and respect.”
Since graduating summa cum laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and a Minor in Sociology, she has devoted her time to improving quality of life and strengthening community. In her previous position as a case manager, she partnered with the Department of Social and Health Services to help prepare welfare recipients for self-sufficiency and transition to gainful employment. Sandra also served as a Hospice Counselor, helping provide patients and families the emotional, social and spiritual support needed during end-of-life care.
Sandra has been married for 17 years and is a mother of two. In her spare time, she like walking, biking, camping, knitting and enjoying the company of her family and friends.
As a passionate supporter of community, Sandra has served in many volunteer positions. Some of these include, actively volunteers at her children’s schools, Camp Quixote Homeless tent camp in Olympia, WA and advocate for foster children in Thurston County, WA.
Linda Burris Market Manager
Linda and her husband began volunteering at North Kitsap Fishline when they moved to Poulsbo in 2014. By the time the Market Manager position opened about 8 months later, she knew that Fishline was an organization of good people and great vision – and one that Linda says, “it’s an honored to work here.”
Burris has a Bachelor of Arts in English and psychology and spent 28 years in private athletic club management in Denver, CO, specializing in staff development, customer service training, programming innovation and corporate fitness. She spent three years exploring Alaska as a tour driver-guide for Holland America-Princess, based in Juneau, AK.
When Linda isn’t working, she enjoys Hiking, off-road cycling, anything outdoors and spending time with her husband, two daughters, one son, and grandbaby.
Linda’s hobbies have led her on may adventures. She has competed as a competitive triathlete, including two Ironman Triathlon, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and was part of an Outward-Bound house-building team for the Maasai people in southern Kenya.
Raelenea (Rae) Copus Front Desk
Rae has been with North Kitsap Fishline since 2007. Her roles started as a combination volunteer manager and client advocate. Over the years, Rodriguez’s role has evolved with the growing needs of the community and she says, “I consider Fishline my second home.”
A bachelor’s degree in Human Services has helped Rae fulfill her passion to serve the people in community. Other experience includes worked in Banking, owned her own Preschool and interned at the Bremerton Police Department back in the day.
To recharge her batteries, Rae enjoys spending time with her grandchildren at the beach, camping, reading, kayaking, decorating, family and church. She would also like to build Tiny Homes!
Jan Henson Second Season Thrift Boutique Manager
After retiring from paid employment, Jen went looking for a volunteer opportunities and liked what North Kitsap Fishline was doing in the community. With her love for thrift shops and her desire to give her time to a great cause, Jen was a natural fit for the Thrift Shop Boutique Manager position and joined Fishline in 2009.
Henson retired from paid work after 20 years as a financial analyst for the government. She brings her skills of organization, eye for details, financial acumen, and a need to do a job well to the organization.
Jen’s hobbies include gardening, woodworking, furniture refinishing, genealogy and spending them with her husband, 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
The Henson’s where a military family who after many years of service and 17 moves final settled down in their forever home in Kitsap in 1990.