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.”

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.

Dani Wasia Communications and Marketing Manager

Dani has tremendous experience working for non-profits as a business development analyst. She has a strong background in marketing, project management and grant writing. She describes herself as: “I am an arranger, do-er, and social impact lover, thriving in roles and organizations where community support is the touchstone of my work.” She is a graduate of Montana State University with a deep passion for nonprofits and social impact organizations.

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.

Laura Olson Market Manager

Elijah Lonewolf Market Assistant

Lauren Beck Fresh Start (Mobile Shower) Coordinator

Chelina Logue Front Desk Coordinator

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.