Graham Black – District 1 Commissioner

Graham ‘Gib’ Black together with his wife and 3 kids, have been calling San Juan Island home since 2009. However his history with the San Juan Islands dates back much further than that with five generations of his family having been a part of the community, starting with his great grandmother who taught at the Waldron School in 1904. He owns and manages a company focused on building highly sustainable homes in the Seattle area, prior to which he practiced land use and municipal law where he worked with mayors, city councils, and various department heads to help them execute their goals rather than focus on litigation.

This experience showed him the positive influence such entities can have in a community, and exposed him to some of the inherent conflict and resistance that comes with change. A consistent theme throughout this professional life and board work is that he tries mightily to listen to and understand where other people are coming from, and he strives to learn from and serve his community. Gib has been appointed to serve the remainder of Mike Ahrenius’ term as Commissioner of District 1.

Barbara Marrett – District 2 Commissioner

Barbara Marrett

Barbara Marrett has been engaged in her community since arriving here in 1978. From business owner to author, graphic designer, and ocean sailing instructor, she’s led a life of adventure and accomplishment. Barbara recently retired as the Communications and Stewardship Manager for the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.

Barbara is a 100-ton USCG Masters License holder and co-author of the sailing adventure book, Mahina Tiare, Pacific Passages. While calling Friday Harbor homeport, she has sailed the world’s oceans as professional crew and instructor for Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship and as a Contributing Editor to Cruising World magazine.

A commissioner from District 2 since 2005, Barbara sees the Port as a catalyst for the responsible evolution of our waterfront and airport. She enjoys working with the public on issues related to island culture, aviation, history and environmental stewardship. A former long-time member of the Marine Resources Committee, she was also appointment by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to be a founding member of the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee.

Victoria Compton – District 3 Commissioner

Victoria Compton

Victoria Compton is our newest port commissioner, elected from District 3 in 2021. Her family has had a home on San Juan Island since 1976. As a 4th generation Washingtonian, she has lived on the island for over thirty years, with a short break working in New York City and Canada. The time away enabled her to see what the world is like out there, but came back because this island is her home.

She has worked for non-profits, and in business management and marketing for most of her life. She is currently the Executive Director of the Economic Development Council (the EDC, for the past 11 years) a small island nonprofit striving to improve the economy for islanders.

Port Staff

Todd Nicholson – Executive Director
Phyllis Johnson – Port Auditor
Tami Hayes – Harbormaster
Adam Parrott – Assistant Harbormaster
Molly Finch– Administrative Marina Operations
Mike Otis – Airport Operations Manager
Amber Garcia – Accounts Payable/Executive Assistant
Jan Gresseth – Accounts Receivable
Mike Roling – IT Systems Administrator/Public Records Officer
Jared Tompkins – Marina Operations
Sherri Johnson – Marina Operations
Kevin Elmer – Maintenance Lead
Erik Edshammar – Maintenance Supervisor
Lenny Mason– Boatyard Lead
Garret Smith– Boatyard Operations
Shane Moore – Maintenance Lead
Brandon Keane – Maintenance
Winter Zigzagger – Maintenance
Kyle Gropp – Capital Projects & Airport Maintenance Supervisor
Gunner Hurley – Maintenance
Mark Chutuk – Maintenance
Ron Aguilar – Maintenance Assistant

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