The Bothell Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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John Jacobs

President

John spends a lot of time working from home along the Sammamish River or traveling, where he is always pleased to see the diverse landscape of our beautiful community upon returning. He has lived in the region for 14 years and utilizes the parks and trail systems on a daily basis, always hoping to leave them just a little better than they were when he arrived. John has served as a committee member for the American Diabetes Association and is actively engaged with other community organizations.

Hillary Sanders

Vice President

Hillary has lived in Bothell most of her life. She grew up hiking, biking, and playing in Bothell parks like Blyth and The Landing. Hillary graduated from the University of Washington Bothell in 2016 with a BA in Global Studies and a minor in Human Rights. In addition to her work at the Foundation, Hillary serves as the President of the Shelton View Forest Stewardship Association (SVFSA), a non-profit working to save 42 acres of forestland in north Bothell.

Suzette Hart

Secretary

Suzette has a BA in Recreation Management with emphasis in Aquatics and Fitness from Eastern Washington University. She has worked in public recreation with the cities of Colville and Burien, as well as Director for South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District. Suzette has also worked in the nonprofit sector, running a capital campaign for the Woodinville Fields renovation project, connecting donors with local parks and recreation projects through Northwest Parks Foundation, and serving as Development & Communications Manager for Pushing Boundaries.  She has previously served on the boards of service groups and local non-profits, including the Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation.

Bill Moritz

Board member

Bill received engineering degrees from RPI and Stanford and was an engineering professor at UW from 1973 through 1996 working initially in bioengineering and computers.  During his last 6 years at UW he focused on human powered transportation to get more people to walk and bike.  He and his wife Judy have lived in Bothell since 1973 and has served on the Planning Commission, the Parks and Recreation Board and the Landmarks Preservation Board.  He was the driving force behind saving the North Creek Schoolhouse and getting it located and renovated at Centennial Park.  He is a heavy user and supporter of multi-use trails logging thousands of bike miles each year.

Matt Albertson

Board Member

Matt has dedicated his life to creating positive social change. He works in the field of philanthropy, enabling nonprofits to pursue their missions by ensuring they have resources to do so. Matt and his wife Sarah grew up in Bothell and moved back in 2012. They live in the Downtown area and can regularly be found utilizing the nearby parks. Matt’s formal education includes a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and MA in Policy Studies from the University of Washington. He is member of Seattle Rotary and the Leadership Tomorrow 2018 cohort.

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In Memorium: Martin J. Bunes

Founding Board Member / Treasurer, 2016 - June 2019

Remembering our friend and colleague Martin (Marty) Bunes, who passed away unexpectedly in June 2019. As a Founding Board member and Treasurer for Bothell Parks Foundation, Marty was active in fundraising and community outreach. He loved Bothell and was committed to helping enhance parks, events, and recreation programs in the community he lived and worked. Married, with two grown children, Marty was a lifelong Washington resident. A Washington State University graduate and owner of a wholesale seafood business in Seattle, he spent a considerable amount of time working and playing in Alaska. Marty was also involved with the Norwegian Commercial Club, helping gather scholarship money for marine industry related jobs and students. Thank you for all of your contributions, Marty. You will be missed.

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