Meet our Board of Directors

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Ann Allen

Ann has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of Washington and is the Executive Director of St. Stephen Housing Association, a non-profit housing program serving families experiencing homelessness.  She has worked with vulnerable populations for over 25 years and loves being a part of the work of the Bonney Lake Food Bank. She enjoys spending summer evenings outside and hanging out with her husband and teeanagers. 

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Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter is a lifelong resident of the Buckley and is passionate about serving people in her community. She has been involved with volunteer work for over 25 years, including Young Life, Washington State PTA, White River Education Foundation, and the Bonney Lake Food Bank. In 2006, she held multiple leadership positions during her time with PTA (Parent-Teacher-Association) when her daughter started school. Elected to Region 5 Director, she provided leadership to 75 local PTAs. Helping families, especially children, is important to her as she volunteers and develops the Diaper Bank program with the food bank.   

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John Hofer

John Hofer is the longest acting board member with the Bonney Lake Food Bank.  Born and raised in California, he moved to WA in 1999.  A real estate investor since 1989, he also co-owns Lake Tapps Self-Storage and RV Park.   John has two grown children and loves to travel.

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Bill Pugh

Bill was the City of Sumner’s Mayor from 2018 through 2021 serving 10,400 residents with a staff of 121. Bill also worked for the City of Sumner from 2008 to 2017 as both Public Works and Public Services Director. From 1974 to 2008, Bill worked for the City of Tacoma ultimately serving as Public Works Director and Assistant City Manager. He is a member of Sumner Rotary (past president), Sumner Gordon Family YMCA Citizens’ Advisory Committee, a United Way of Pierce County Board Member and co-chairs the Pierce County Library System Capital Campaign Steering Committee. He lives in Edgewood with his wife, Karen, and their dogs, Gracie and Sammie. Bill and Karen have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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Jenson Isham, President

Jenson Isham is a father of three, avid guitar player and lifelong technology enthusiast.  Jenson currently oversees management and coordination of Consulting, Managed Services and VAR business units for a Pacific Northwest provider of technology solutions and services.  Jenson brings to the team extensive experience in leadership, strategic planning, innovation and outcome focused execution and is having the time of his life working with the Bonney Lake Food Bank. raph. Double click me or click Edit Text, it's easy.

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Teri Hochstein, Vice-President

Dr. Teri resides in Bonney Lake WA and holds a Doctor of Management degree in Organizational Leadership.  She has over 35 years of experience with quality and process improvement, more than 20 years working in corporate philanthropy, and has served on various nonprofit governance boards.  She is retired from The Boeing Company where she worked for more than 38 years.  She has two undergraduate degrees, one in Business Administration and the other in Social Work from Pacific Lutheran University; her MBA and DM from University of Phoenix.  

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Adam Uhler, Secretary

Adam Uhler has been an educator in the greater Bonney Lake area since 1999.  First teaching in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District then serving as an administrator in various roles for the White River School District before returning to SBLSD in 2018 to serve in his current position as the principal at Victor Falls Elementary.  Adam and his wife, Catherine, have lived on the Plateau for the last 15 years and are raising their three daughters.  Adam is passionate about serving our community in ways that help weave us together as we support our neighbors experiencing life’s greatest challenges with compassion and dignity. 

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Brian Floyd, Treasurer

Brian is a graduate of WSU, with a degree in computer science. A huge sports fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, and Cougars, he found his passion in writing articles that engage the sports reader. When not writing or chasing his two-year old son around, he enjoys volunteering at the food bank, and helping the organization with Marketing projects.

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Jan Garcia

Jan Garcia recently relocated to Bonney Lake from Arizona with her husband and two dogs, to be closer to family. Jan retired two years ago from a 35-year senior management career in corporate Human Resources, after working in a variety of industries including hospice, hospital, transportation, and global tech companies. She began volunteering in middle school, has served on non-profit committees, and started volunteering at The Market shortly after relocating here. “I was immediately impressed with The Bonney Lake Food Bank and its team, and I’m happy to be serving on the Board as we move forward with exciting new initiatives.”

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Jason Bass

Jason is a husband, father of two, and lives in Boney Lake. He currently works as a Finance Manager for Amazon and enjoys spending his free time with his family hiking and biking on the many trails throughout the Tehaleh community. Having grown up in Pierce County, he is an avid fisherman who enjoys navigating the rivers and lakes around the Pacific Northwest in search of great fishing locations. Jason is passionate about serving others in his local community and helping to solve challenging problems. He holds a BA in International Relations and Economics and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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Sophia Agtarap

Sophia is a 1.5 generation Filipina American and a deaconess in The United Methodist Church--a lay order of persons called to full-time vocation in love, justice, and service. Sophia finds joy in coming alongside individuals and organizations to equip in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, to do the brave and hard work of building a more just society where all may thrive. She works in the Office of Civil Rights, Equity and Inclusion for Sound Transit.

 

She does life with her spouse, two children, and three pups.

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Betty Capestany

Betty Capestany serves as the Director of Economic Development for Pierce County.  Her department focuses on retaining, growing and bringing new jobs to Pierce County.

 

Prior to coming to Pierce County Betty served as CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce for 17 years; and prior to that the City of Renton Economic Development Director, Renton Chamber of Commerce CEO and Assistant Director for the Kent Chamber of Commerce. Betty’s career has focused on building communities with the knowledge that successful, supported businesses help a community thrive. 

For fun Betty loves to travel, read, long distance running and entertaining family and friends.