Kelly Richardson, President
Larry Franks, Vice President
Larry Franks recently retired from The Boeing Company, has served as a FISH Master Docent since 2010, and on the FISH Board of Directors since 2013. He has had the opportunity to apply his Fisheries degree from the UW to the many opportunities to share and educate about salmon and the watershed. Larry serves on the PR and Volunteer Committees. He has spearheaded the FISH Talks, and conducts many presentations per year out in the community and greater King County area. Larry looks forward to the opportunity to continue to serve FISH in whatever capacity he can.
Mary Lou Pauly, Secretary
Recently elected Mayor of Issaquah Mary Lou Pauly has served as a FISH Board Member since 2013. She currently serves as the Board Secretary and is a member of the Public Relations Committee. Mary Lou is a semi-retired civil engineer who worked for local governments as well as environmental consulting firms and has been an Issaquah City Council member since 2014. She is a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo in Canada and has lived in Issaquah since 1993.
Jonathan Koshar, Treasurer
Professionally, Jonathan is a finance and operations consultant with The Broad Reach Group. He helps large and small companies with everything from mergers and acquisitions to funding startups. Personally, Jonathan is passionate about Issaquah’s schools and students. He has participated in the last two Issaquah School District Bond Committees and the most recent Levy Committee. He is also active in supporting Gibson Ek High School as a parent and PTA member as well as a volunteer for a variety of school activities. Jonathan is an adult leader in the Boy Scouts and is very involved with leading activities with Troop 636 in Issaquah. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping and skiing with his wife Lauren and son Theodore. His love of FISH was born out of helping his son with an Eagle Scout project that benefited FISH financially and enhanced the hatchery grounds.
David Phinney grew up fishing around Puget Sound and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology and fisheries from the University of Washington. After working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for a number of years, David switched careers and earned a JD from Stanford Law School and now assists technology and life sciences companies with their legal needs. While no longer working directly in fisheries, David still enjoys fishing and the outdoors. David has been a member of the FISH Board of Directors since 2014.
David Gowing is a web programmer and web designer who also has a background in environmental sciences, graduating from U.C., Berkeley with a degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis on water policy in the western United States. David shares a lifelong passion for salmon and stream restoration, and he volunteers with spawning at the Issaquah Fish Hatchery. David is pleased to be a member of the Board and to help promote the importance of salmon to our community in the Pacific Northwest.
Eileen Barber, retired businessperson and former Issaquah City Council member, has been a resident of Issaquah since 1976. She owned and operated the Ben Franklin Craft Store for 25 years. She is an active member of the community including a member of the Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years and served as President in 2003. She has also served as a member of the Downtown Issaquah Association and was President for two years. She was the recipient of the Business Person of the year in 1998 and Citizen of the Year in 2005. She has been a Salmon Days Volunteer for over 20 years and has served as the Salmon Days Committee Chair since 2004. She is a FISH Master Docent, has served on the Board of Directors for several years and currently serves as Treasurer.
Peter grew up in the Midwest fishing many lakes but moved to the NW 20 years ago to raise his family (Wife Nichole and 2 Boys Owen & Samuel) and experience the many rivers and fisheries around the NW. He has helped our kids in the Issaquah School district as “Science Pete” volunteering as a Science Docent and Science Fair Chair for Cascade Ridge Elementary. He has also held several leadership positions in the Boy Scouts including Cub Master, Den Leader, and STEM Leader.
While not outdoors, Peter works as the Chief Customer Officer for INRIX traveling the globe working with customers and partners. INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics with the mission to help people, cities, and business move forward.
Please take advantage of our wonderful Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in our backyard and keep our salmon coming home!
“Spicer,” a local and regional graphic designer with extensive marketing success, has lived, worked and volunteered in the Issaquah community since 1984. Her portfolio includes branding, packaging and promotions for real estate, tourism, sports, tech, finance, food/beverage and manufacturing companies, as well as small business, community non-profit organizations and festivals. (Spicer was the designer of the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival theme and logos from 1995 to 2019 and original FISH logo in 1992.)
With a continuous passion for design, community, salmon and the environment, Spicer relishes her free time swimming, reading, writing and celebrating all things – ideally along rivers, lakes, mountains or in our local haunts – with family, friends and partner Rob.