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WPN Board Members

The WPN Advisory Board presents the monthly breakfast meeting. We encourage your feedback, so please see any Board Member if you have concerns, suggestions, or special needs.

President - Silvia Reed

Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry
119 N. Commercial Suite 110
Bellingham, WA 98226
360.305.0895
  
 
As the Events Coordinator for the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Silvia is in charge of different aspects of the planning, organization, volunteer procurement and set up/tear down of the Chamber signature events including the Spring Business Showcase, Chamber Golf Classic, Annual Awards Dinner and community events like Ski to Sea Jr. Parade and Jr. Race, Blossomtime Parade, and the Haggen Family 4th of July Celebration as well as monthly Bellingham Chamber Events like the Networking Breakfast, Business After Business and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies.

As a 2016 Leadership Whatcom Alumni, Silvia is actively involved in the local community. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, and an ongoing supporter of the Opportunity Council. Beyond Whatcom County, Silvia is the recipient of the Ambassador of the Year Award by the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and a supporter of organizations like Skagit Friendship House.

Silvia has served 3 years on the Women’s Professional Network Board including one year as the Publicity Chair, one year as Co-President / Interim Publicity Chair and one year as President.

Treasurer - Kathy Parks

KP Coaching
360.325.6214
www.kpcoaching.com
 
Kathy has spent most of her career working for one of the top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World, learning leading edge sales, leadership, coaching and training practices.  Since moving to Whatcom County, Kathy has started her own business as an Executive/Business Coach specializing in Sales, Leadership Development and Career Re-invention.  She is passionate about helping business professionals reach their highest potential and achieve the success they deserve.

Kathy has expertise in all things sales from helping small business owners and entrepreneurs to major account sales strategies and negotiations as well as international sales and acumen, adding millions of dollars to a company's bottom line.  As well, Kathy coaches new leaders to leapfrog the learning curve,
and can help in the development of high performing teams, employee engagement and retention.  She is especially excited to help women jumpstart their career or tackle upward mobility issues.

Kathy has an MBA from Purdue as well as a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching and is an Associate Certified Coach.  She is active in the community, volunteers, is on several Boards and even tries to golf on occasion.

Secretary - Christine Jenkins

Barlean's
360.319.4637
 
With more than 15 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, Christine is passionate about the Bellingham community and serves on several boards in addition to the Women’s Professional Network – including Mayor appointed Bellingham Tourism Commission, Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism Board, City of Bellingham Lodging Tax Allocation Committee and Charter College Hospitality Advisory Committee. Christine has been on the WPN Board for almost a decade and is passionate about women helping women and empowering towards professional and personal growth.

Christine is a Western Washington University graduate with a BA in Communications and Minor in Journalism. She’s happily married to her husband and high school sweetheart of more than 20 years. Christine loves to travel, attend concerts, spend time with family and friends and to live each day to the fullest.

Membership - Karen Reynolds

ACN
Ferndale, WA
360.296.1956
Email
http://karenreynolds.acnrep.com
 
As a long time business owner in Whatcom County, Karen was involved in the Commercial Fishing Industry,  Auto Body Paint and Repair Field and Graphic Arts previous to becoming an Independent Business Owner with ACN.  Currently she enjoys helping people get the best value on their essential services and while doing so feeding hungry kids in North America, as well a putting other business owners in a better position.  Her passion, however, is showing people how they can fulfill their dreams and live the life they deserve.

Family is number one in her life.....she has two awesome kids and kid-in-laws, two amazing grandsons and their significant others, and loves spending time with them.  Two must be her lucky number.  Karen enjoys doing stained glass and is, along with many other Washingtonians, an avid 12th Man Fan.

Publicity - Jennifer Dodge

Say It Better
Bellingham, WA 98225
969.606.6336
Email
www.sayitbetternow.com
  
Jennifer Dodge has over 20 years of experience in the marketing field, writing and creating brand messages that build authenticity through real life stories. She now owns a business that focuses on working with small businesses to create original content through articles, blogs, social media and beyond. She enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge with businesses who want to find growth through content marketing.
  
Jennifer, living in Bellingham, has two daughters, and two crazy dogs. She enjoys cooking, especially using locally sourced ingredients, reading great books, and hiking our beautiful local trails with her girls.


Networking Chair - Renay Daniels

EXP Realty / Bulldog Broker
Phone: (360) 220-5813
Email: renay@bulldogbroker.com
Office: 1106 Harris Ave, Suite 104
Bellingham, WA 98225
   
With over 14 years of Real Estate experience and an unparalleled dedication to her clients, Renay Daniels is regarded across Whatcom County as one of the finest Realtors in the region. Few can match the level of care and concern that she pours out on behalf of her clients; Renay demonstrates one of the industry’s loveliest personalities and a powerful reputation for surpassing expectations at every stage of the buying and selling journey. Specializing in luxury home sales, new construction, estate and probate properties, interior design/home staging, and condominium management, Renay’s skills are wide-ranging and versatile. Her experience across multiple branches of the Real Estate market uniquely qualify her for maximizing home value and locating the perfect property for her customers.
 
 

Speaker Chair - Jessica Renner

Rodan + Fields
203 W Holly St. Ste 330
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360.756.7929
Email
jessicarenner.myrandf.com
   
I love helping people change their skin with solutions designed by the creators of Proactiv to reverse aging & sun damage, treat sensitive skin & control acne. And I love helping people change their lives with with our turnkey entrepreneurial business. Because when you're not worried about the face you present to the world, or how you're going to pay the bills and still have time for the things you love, you're free to live your very best life.

Rodan & Fields is the 4th largest and fastest-growing premium skincare company in the U.S. We have at-home solutions to the most common skincare concerns and empower people through business ownership.

Gala Chair - Krista Jones

First Federal
Mortgage Loan Officer
First Federal, Bellingham Market
NMLS: 946261
Mobile: 360- 684-4128
Fax: 360-714-6818
  
Krista Jones has 8 years Mortgage Lending experience and over 20 years’ overall in Retail Banking. Her approach with clients is to get to know them on a personal level and uncover their home ownership objectives.  "Showing respect to my client means really listening to what is most important to them in order to offer the best solutions to what they are looking for. This develops trust, and in turn builds lasting relationships which is the foundation First Federal is built upon. I want to be your trusted Mortgage Advisor from your first home to your last home, and every step in between.”

Krista has served on several boards and organizations throughout the years, which include the SWAN (Skagit Women’s Alliance and Network) Rotary International, American Cancer Society and Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the WPN Board as Gala Chair.

Krista’s degree is in early childhood education. She is passionate about helping children and families’ reach their full potential. WPN’s commitment to the Lighthouse Mission Agape House for women and children, along with Lydia Place, cemented Krista’s desire to become a part of WPN. This commitment to serve the communities in which we live,  is also in line with her company (First Federal's) mission.

Faith and family are very important to Krista. She is married to her best friend Brad, and they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Their family motto is "Happy, Happy, Happy”. Krista lives on a farm in rural Whatcom County and enjoys her various animals, gardening and hiking.


 


  
      
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