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Yvette joined the Port in April 2016 and works directly with the Commission and Chief Executive Officer. She is the public records officer and responsible for website updates, advertising, press releases, public notices, writing the Port Reports and annual Community Report. Yvette attends Commission meetings, prepares the minutes, and is staff support for the Parkersville Advisory Committee.
Kim joined the Port in April 2007. Her education and 25+ years of experience in public service are assets to the Port. As Director of Operations, Kim is responsible for the growth and profitability of The Port.
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.
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.
Krista joined the Port in October of 2017. She has over 10 years of experience in accounting, payroll, AR and AP. The Central Washington University graduate also has 15+ years of customer service and manages all payroll functions, supports the Finance Director, assists with marina and airport leases, and other office duties.
Sadie joined the Port team in January 2018. With over 14 years of event planning and customer service experience, the Washington State University graduate brings a breadth of knowledge, personalized service and enthusiasm to the position. Sadie handles event planning, moorage and hangar leases, front desk, and other office duties.
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 Maintenance Supervisor. In 2013, Eric was given the added responsibility of overseeing and maintaining all heating/cooling services in Port-owned structures. Based at Grove Field, Eric is an invaluable team player.
Mark joined the Port in June of 2017 as the Project Manager. Mark’s extensive construction experience and over 13 years of public service make him a valuable asset to the Port team. His responsibilities include permitting, implementation and delivery of capital projects, contract policy, budgeting, project estimating and coordinating major aspects of construction project management.
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 Specialist for the Port and manages all contracts and their supporting documentation for all state and federal requirements.
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.
Mark joined the Port in 2005, in the role of Maintenance Assistant. Promoted to Harbormaster in 2007, he works in the Marina area, checking the docks and boats, overseeing the trailer parking area, responding to tenants’ needs, and maintaining a safe and secure marina for the public to enjoy.
Doris joined the Port in 1999. She is directly responsible for the manicured lawns, the seasonal flowers, and the tidy look of the Port’s property – at the Marina, Parker’s Landing Historical Park, the Airport, the Industrial Park, Capt. William Clark Park, and Steigerwald Commerce Center. Doris’ skills have helped make the Port a destination spot for many in the community.
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.
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.
Alex Foyt joined the Port in April of 2019 as a Maintenance I, 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, which will be an asset to the department. Alex will also assist other departments as needed.
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. He assists the Harbormaster in the Marina checking the docks and boats and responding to tenants’ needs. Matt also offers his expertise as an arborist and assists with all areas of maintenance.
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.
Jerome joined the Port is September 2019 with great experience in landscape maintenance. In 2007 he was awarded a federal grant to take a 2-year course at Homestead Center of Landscape Preservation, where he graduated as a Preservational Arborist. His love of landscaping and tree care, along with his knowledge and expertise is a great addition to the team.