Lori Maxim Executive Director
North Kitsap Fishline’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Maxim as Executive Director, effective July 6, 2020.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lori to our leadership team and to welcome her family back home”, said Sharon Stiles Board President of Fishline. “With more than 32 years of management and leadership experience, she will be a huge asset to our organization.”
Most recently, Maxim was Director of Revenue for Morris Multimedia and CEO of the World’s Best Adventures in Gainesville, Georgia. Prior to joining Morris Multimedia, Maxim served as Vice President of Sound Publishing, Inc. During her 28-year tenure, she had responsibility for the print and digital operations of newspapers in Whidbey Island, the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Vashon Island, the Kitsap Peninsula and Tacoma. Maxim started her career with Sound as publisher of the North Kitsap Herald and Bainbridge Review. She and her family lived in Poulsbo for more than 20 years.
Maxim has a vast background serving her community. She served on the board of Kitsap United Way and was a loaned executive for five years. She also served on the board of the Olympic College Foundation. She was President of Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, being awarded the Miles Turnbull Master Editor and Publisher award in 2012. Maxim was involved in North Kitsap Rotary, Kitsap Visitor and Convention Bureau and several local Chamber of Commerce boards in Kitsap County. She was a recipient of the YWCA of Kitsap County Women of Achievement award in 2016.
“To say that I am excited would be an understatement“, claimed Maxim. “This is my dream job! I feel so honored to be able to serve the North Kitsap community, the amazing staff, board and volunteers of Fishline! My husband Glen, my son Sean and I are thrilled to be moving home to Poulsbo to be close to our family and friends.”
Amanda Dragon Executive Assistant
As a digital content editor for EdGate Correlation Services, Amanda reviewed, segmented, and summarized educational films for use in the classroom. Prior to relocating to the Pacific Northwest, she lived in Los Angeles, working for over a decade as an executive assistant to an actor/director/producer. Some of her favorite credits include producing St. Sebastian and TheBloodFactory.com production managing the National Tour of The Nightman Cometh starring the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and working on such films as The Lorax, Death to Smoochy, and Animal Crackers. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College. Amanda is currently editing her first novel Gender Incompatible which was a finalist for the Allegra Johnson Prize at UCLA. In her free time, she enjoys giving her dogs the attention they demand, baking, and watching really bad television (much to her husband’s chagrin).
Lidia Gamero Volunteer Manager
Lidia was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but grew up in Madera, CA, with her two brothers and one sister. After completing her associate’s degree in business administration, she moved to Sacramento, CA to experience life in the big city. Shortly after, she started her career working for Delta Dental of California as a Human Resources Specialist. Lidia is excited to share her experience in employee relations and managing appreciation events with Fishline.
She moved to Kitsap County, WA in 2018 with her husband; who is in the military. Lidia is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management at Olympic College. In her leisure time, Lidia is busy training her new Siberian Husky and taking him for long walks. Lidia loves to hike and explore what Washington has to offer despite the rainy Washington weather.
Sandra Allen Client Services Manager
Sandra offers over a decade of human services experience encompassing everything from child and youth services to employment support to elder and end-of-life care. She came to Fishline in 2016 as the Client Advocate, connecting people in crisis to community resources. With the opening of Fishline’s Comprehensive Service Center (CSC), Sandra was promoted to Client Services Manager. In this role, she manages a team of six and coordinates services with Fishline’s on-site providers, ensuring our programs are serving clients in the best ways possible. Her Client Services team works diligently to increase the capacity of every service that Fishline offers outside of the market, including programs such as Birthday Fairy, Christmas Child and HomeShare.
As she looks to the future, Sandra would like to implement innovated programs that inspire people to reach their highest potential. She is currently developing Pathways to Hope, a framework which integrates the neuroscience of optimism into our work with clients in order to improve outcomes. Sandra often says, “I believe Fishline is community at its best. We really are just neighbors helping neighbors. I am continuously in awe and inspired by how dedicated and generous our community is, and I am humbled to be part of this community.”
Sandra has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and a Minor in Sociology from Washington State University. In 2018 she completed a year-long Kitsap Strong Collaborative Learning Academy on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and is a certified Trauma Informed Care Trainer.
Ashley Siegel Case Manager
Growing up in Bremerton, Ashley Siegel understands the needs of Kitsap County and tailors her work to meet each client’s individual needs. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Western Washington University and began her career at Kitsap Community Resources as both a case manager for housing and in the ECAP/Head Start Department. Prior to joining the Fishline team, she worked at the West Sound Treatment Center in their CORE program, helping clients that had substance use disorders.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children, Terrell and Amir, reading, and watching a good movie.
Travis Vance Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Travis has always had a vested interest in the growth of his community and the people therein. Since graduating college he strived to find work that would fulfill his passions for both art and elevating others. These passions led him through a diverse career of working with children and adults alike in non profit organizations that focused on health, community support, education, and healthy expression.
As Fishline’s new Marketing and Communications Coordinator, he will be bringing not just his work experience to the program, but his personal experiences with poverty as well. He recognizes the importance of organizations like Fishline and will assert that knowledge through their future marketing campaigns, monthly newsletters, and various press releases, media alerts and op-eds.
Travis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts and Animation from The Art Institute of CA – IE. He has worked as an animator, a designer, a teacher, and as an advocate for foster children and low income families.
Laura Olson Market Manager
Born and bred on a farm in South Kitsap, Laura Olson understands the needs of the county’s residents. After obtaining her degree in landscape design, she ran her own business. At Target, she worked as the district trainer for over ten years. When she became interested in non-profit organizations, she transitioned to Goodwill, where she served as a retail and production supervisor for the region. During her nine-year tenure there, she also volunteered as safety captain and for the onboarding orientation team.
When she is not helping the clients at Fishline, Laura enjoys spending time at the ocean crabbing with her fiancé Dan, three children, and three grandchildren. During the summer, you will find her outside tending to her garden in South Kitsap.
Andrew Johnson Warehouse Assistant
As the Food Bank Warehouse Assistant, Andrew Johnson ensures that our food bank inventory is processed, organized, and stored and helps supervise our healthy foods market. Born in California, he spent most of teenage years in Oregon before relocating to Kitsap County. Prior to joining the Fishline team, he worked as a chemical engineer for five years, in a plywood mill, and in loss prevention.
Andrew volunteered as a firefighter and enjoys playing video games during his free time. He currently lives with his fiancé, Lizzy and Mochi (Lizzie and Mochi are their furbabies). Jena and he plan on marrying in July.
Lauren Beck Programs Coordinator
Lauren Beck enjoys interacting with our clients on a personal level and referring them to appropriate resources. When she returned to Washington after living in New York and California, she began working in the HomeShare program. After the global pandemic erupted, she transitioned into the market and Fresh Start Shower Program. Shortly thereafter, she was promoted to Program’s Coordinator because of her ability to tackle projects efficiently and enthusiastically.
Prior to joining the Fishline team, she served as The People Concern’s Outreach Case manager, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Los Angeles County through advocacy, housing, and services. She also worked for WSECU, a member-powered credit union, and for Pier 1.
While living in Southern California, her military upbringing prompted her to discover a new passion: traveling the world. She blames her parents for her wanderlust and her favorite places to visit include Southeast Asia and Mexico. She is currently working on launching an upcoming travel show where she will emulate Anthony Bourdain (only not cook or be that cool). To that end, she is currently trying to perfect her Spanish, French, and Hindi.
Lauren attended NYU. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family who all reside in the area and learning foreign languages.
Chelina Logue Front Desk Coordinator
Chelina Logue’s optimistic and enthusiastic demeanor has been a fixture here at Fishline for over a decade. She came to the organization to perform community service and never left. After several years volunteering in the market with Garvin, Chelina began to help at the front desk and Fishline decided to hire her as a front desk coordinator. She has lived on the Suquamish reservation for over 27 years and is close to her mother and siblings who live in Bremerton.
In her free time, Chelina enjoys camping, motorcycle and horseback riding, and spending time with her three children. She feels working here is very rewarding due to the positive impact she can have on a client’s experience. Her motto is “Life is too short to be unhappy” and she brings that attitude to all the work she does here at Fishline.
Judi Clark Front Desk Coordinator
Judi Clark’s passion for helping others has guided her career. While working as a Certified Housing Counselor, she aided homeowners during foreclosure crises and taught first-time home buyers about mortgages. As the statewide organizer for a benefit advocate group, she collaborated with state representatives to enact legislation on behalf of under-represented communities. Other career highlights include: Governor Taft appointing Judi to the Ohio Medicaid Commission and spearheading a bill to provide additional subsidies for vulnerable populations. After relocating to the Pacific Northwest to spend more time with her daughter and grandchild, she retired but soon became bored with all her hobbies and decided to apply for a position here at Fishline. She enjoys being able to give back to the North Kitsap community.
In her free time, she spends time with her three children and four grandchildren, reads, and watches foreign films and television.
Jan Henson Second Season Thrift Boutique Manager
After retiring from paid employment, Jan went looking for a volunteer opportunities and liked what Fishline was doing in the community. With her love for thrift shops and her desire to give her time to a great cause, Jan was a natural fit for the Thrift Shop Boutique Manager position and joined Fishline in 2009.
Jan 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.
Jan’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.
Christina Curtis Second Season Thrift Boutique Assistant Manager
Christina Curtis assists Jan Henson, Second Season Manager with the day-to-day operational management of Second Season, including team building, merchandise pricing, financial oversight, donations processing, and cash handling procedures. Although she matriculated from Central Kitsap High School, she has lived all over the United States, namely Virginia, Nebraska, Texas, and Colorado. Prior to joining the Fishline Team, she worked at Goodwill and Wally’s Party Factory.
When not working, Christina loves to hike, read, watch movies and write poetry. She lives in Silverdale with her husband, Jeff and her six-month old son Keigio, whom she gave birth to during the pandemic.