Daniel J. Neilsen – President
Rob Morrow – Ex Officio
Grifan Cayce
Mary Jane Glaser
Barbara Kennedy
Joshua Lyons
Dan Fewkes

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Daniel J. Neilsen – President

Dan Neilsen has been a resident of Maple Valley since 2009. After over 10 years as an attorney in the energy and utilities industry in Columbus, Ohio and in Seattle, Dan started his own law office in Maple Valley in 2013 where he concentrates on wills and trusts, contract negotiation, business formation and non-profit formation and governance. Dan has formed several non-profit and tax exempt entities for his clients as well as co-founded and serves on the Board of the organization Always Brothers—an organization that serves veterans and families of fallen U.S. Marines and Corpsmen. Dan is on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Navy League, having served as Secretary and President and is also a member of the Maple Valley Rotary Club. Dan has three children in the Tahoma school district: Danielle, Brendan and Samantha.

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Students decorate the assembly hall

Grifan Cayce

Grifan Cayce is a K-12 Tahoma Alumni, raised in Tahoma Schools Grifan’s parents instilled the value of giving back to Tahoma at a young age — her Father helped found this TSF, and her Mother spent many election cycles dedicated to the VOTE Committee. Grifan is an attorney in town, practicing law with local firm, Cayce & Grove Law Offices. Aside from her work the Foundation, Grifan is a member of the Executive Board for the VOTE Committee and Vice-President of the Maple Valley- Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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Students on a field trip

Rob Morrow – Ex Officio

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Contestants on stage at a pageant

Mary Jane Glaser

Mary Jane is a member of the Tahoma School District Board of Directors. She founded the Maple Valley Creative Arts Council and is a charter member of the Maple Valley Farmers Market and City of Maple Valley Arts Commission. She holds a BA in Art from the University of Washington.

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Award winners

Barbara Kennedy

Barbara has been dedicated to improving and supporting Tahoma Schools and the community for over four decades. Barbara began volunteering for the library when she moved to Maple Valley after college. She was influential in establishing PTA in Tahoma’s school and served as a PTA president for several years. Barbara served as a Tahoma School Board Member. She is a Maple Valley Citizen of the year recipient. Since 1995, Barbara has overseen fundraising for Tahoma High School’s We the People, a national constitutional debate competition. Barbara was a board member for the Maple Valley Community Center and was on the board for Communities that Care. She co-chaired Voice of Tahoma Education (VOTE Committee). Currently Barbara is a Family Advocate with the Tahoma School District. Although Barbara’s three children have long graduated from Tahoma High School, her strong commitment to supporting Tahoma Schools and the community remains.

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Football players in the Tahoma School District

Joshua Lyons

Joshua is the owner of Pinnacle Medical Wellness, a provider of physical therapy and other ancillary services in the south Puget Sound region. He is a graduate of Washington State University and holds a master’s degree in education. Prior to business ownership, Joshua taught social studies at the junior high level for nine years in the Kent School District. He currently resides within the Tahoma School District with his wife and two daughters.

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Tyler Markegaard – Treasurer

 

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