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Derek joined the Port September 2019 as Business Development Manager. He brings a diverse background with over 15 years business development, research, and marketing experience in Industrial Real Estate and Aviation. His responsibilities include managing current and new tenants, community outreach, and business development opportunities for Port operations.

Derek Jaeger

Director of Business Development & Real Estate
(360) 835-2196 ext. 114 | email

Krista joined the Port in October of 2017. The Central Washington University graduate has over 14 years of experience in Accounting. She is responsible for the Port’s bank reconciliation, budgeting, financial statements, internal audits, insurance, fixed assets, the Port’s close year process and annual state audits. Her attention to detail makes her invaluable to the Port.

Krista Cagle

Director of Finance
(360) 835-2196 ext. 105 | email

Eric joined the Port in November 2010 in the position of Maintenance Assistant, bringing a background in general construction and HVAC and he currently holds the position of Facilities Manager. In 2013, Eric was given the added responsibility of overseeing and maintaining all heating/cooling services in Port-owned structures.  Eric is an invaluable team player.

Eric Plantenberg

Director of Facilities
(360) 835-2196 ext. 106 | email

Kyle joined the Port team in August 2015, in the position of Accounts Payable, IT support and managing social media. Kyle graduated from WSU, with a minor in Communications and a major in Digital Technology and Culture. With 8+ years of customer service as well, he is a valuable addition to our team.

Kyle Chinn

Accounts Payable & IT Specialist
(360) 835-2196 ext. 107 | email

Jackie joined the Port in October 2021. She brings 7 years of Port experience to her position and has her Bachelor of Business Administration. Jackie is responsible for payroll, various state reporting, and assisting the Director of Finance.

Jackie Cimino

(360) 835-2196 ext. 115 | email

Jen joined the Port in June 2006. As Accountant, she handles accounts receivable, payroll and other related duties. In 2008, she took on the additional responsibility of Human Resources and currently leads the Port’s Safety Team. Jen’s high standards and attention to detail – critical in these important roles – serve the Port well.

Jen West

A/R & Human Resources Manager
(360) 835-2196 ext. 100 | email

Debra joined the Port in 2001 and has continued to grow professionally within the organization with her experience and attention to detail. Debra is the Contract Manager for the Port and manages all contracts and their supporting documentation for all state and federal requirements.

Debra Itzen

Contract Manager
(360) 835-2196 ext. 104 | email

Jennifer joined the Port team in December of 2021.  She has over 21 years of environmental and project management experience, and has worked at many government entities such as WSDOT and Clark County, which makes her a perfect addition to the Port.

Jennifer Taylor

Environmental / Project Manager
(360) 835-2196 ext. 113 | email

Amie joined the Port in March 2022 as the new office assistant, social media manager, and events coordinator.  She has a background in photography and creates amazing photo content.  We are very excited to have her on the team!

Amie Bittle

Office Assistant
(360) 835-2196 ext. 103 | email

James Phillips joined the Port in January 2019 in the maintenance department.  Prior to coming to the Port, he started his career in large production machine manufacturing and enjoyed several more years in the fire service before becoming a diesel mechanic.  We are excited to have him aboard.

James Phillips

Maintenance III
(360) 835-2196 | email

Zach Jones joined the Port in January 2019 in the maintenance department.  He has worked in the billboard industry for 18 years building and maintaining with steel construction and lighting and was a crane operator for six of those 18 years. He also spent 3 years in general construction roofing, framing and remodeling.

Zach Jones

Maintenance III
(360) 835-2196 | email

Alex Foyt joined the Port in April of 2019 as a Maintenance I, and is now the Asset & Safety Specialist.  Alex will be stationed in the Industrial Park and will be conducting maintenance at all operating areas for the Port.  Alex brings equipment operation and maintenance knowledge with him, and is an asset to the team.

Alex Foyt

Asset & Safety Specialist
(360) 835-2196 | email

Wyatt joined the Port team in June of 2022 in the maintenance department to work specifically in the marina.  Wyatt comes with a background in plumbing and construction, which makes him a perfect fit for the team.

Wyatt Jones

Marina Maintenance II
(360) 835-2196 | email

Matt joined the Port in May of 2013 in a permanent part-time maintenance position and moved into full-time as of January 1, 2015.  As of 2022 he is now the Marina Harbormaster. Matt also offers his expertise as an arborist and assists with all areas of maintenance.

Matthew Cox

(360) 835-2196 | email

Zach joined the Port in 2022 and has hit the ground running.  His willingness to take on any task, and a can do attitude makes him a great addition to the team.

Zach Chapman

Grounds Maintenance
(360) 835-2196 | email

Mike Baldwin joined the Port in October of 2019 in the Maintenance Department. Prior to coming to the Port he served four years in the United States Marine Corps followed by five years in the construction industry as a framer and concrete finisher.  His skill and experience add greatly to the maintenance team.

Mike Baldwin

Maintenance II
(360) 835-2196 | email

Travis has been a familiar face on the launch ramp for the last dozen years. Hired full-time in January 2016, he joins the maintenance staff in a supporting role performing light maintenance. Travis is based in the Industrial Park. His background in security at local schools and experience in dealing with the public are valuable assets for the job.

Travis Edwards

Maintenance II
(360) 835-2196 | email

Zeke joined the Port maintenance team in May 2021 with over 5 years of property maintenance experience. He enjoys working outside in nature and will work to keep the lawns, plants and grounds looking great throughout the Port. His experience and enthusiasm for the outdoors is great asset to the organization.

Zeke Alvarez

Grounds Maintenance
(360) 835-2196 | email