MTAK

MTAK

About the Board         
MTAK is governed by a eleven-member Board of Directors. MTAK has also appointed several of Directors of Counsel (DOC) to advise the voting board members. The board is diverse and includes private business and maritime industry members, public elected and appointed officials and active community members from around the region.
 
Walt Draper
Walt Draper, President
Following a 32 year career as a Naval Officer, Walt retired to Bremerton where he had a second career for 16 years as the Director of Finance and Operations for the Bremerton School District. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Kitsap Public Facilities District, which, among other projects, built the Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside.  Walt served for eight years and was Chairman of the KPFD for three years. He is also a Past President of the Bremerton Rotary Club.  
Grant Griffin, Vice President
Grant Griffin, Vice President
Mr. Griffin is retired as the Executive Director of the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor Bureau. Grant recently formed Griffin Consulting LLC, a marketing consulting business. His background includes many years in the marketing and advertising fields, and he presently sits on four boards of directors in the community, including serving as the vice president of the Marine Transportation Association of Kitsap. Grant and his family have been part of Kitsap County for over 65 years and will remain living here in paradise.
 
Holly James

Holly James
Holly lives in Bremerton and has 25 years of high-level corporate business experience, specializing in venture capital, start-ups, turnarounds, business analysis, and project management. Holly serves on a number of community boards including the American Red Cross, the Soroptimist and the Manette Business Association.

Scott Rhodes
Scott Rhodes, Treasurer
Scott lives in Port Orchard and is a co-owner of Frederic T. Kutscher Associates, a Seattle based financial planning firm.  Scott has been involved in lobbying efforts for passenger only ferries for almost two decades.  He is a former member of the Washington State Tariff Committee and Washington State Ferry’s Advisory Committee for Southworth Washington
 
Pete DeBoer
Pete DeBoer
Pete DeBoer is s commissioner with the Port of Kingston.  He has called Kingston home since the mid 1950’s and has been involved in the waterside community of Kitsap County for most of his life.  Retired from the United States Coast Guard in 1985 and is now a retired local business owner and member of several community organizations such as the Kingston Cove Yacht Club, the Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club and the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. 
Josh Brown
Josh Brown, DOC
Josh is the senior member of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners and the current chair of the Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners. Josh is Kitsap County’s primary representative to the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Transportation and Executive Boards and serves on a number of Kitsap County boards including the Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority, Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, the Kitsap County Health District and the Kitsap County Emergency Management Council.
 
Darrell Bryan
Darrell Bryan
Darrell is president and CEO of Clipper Navigation a leading tour and ferry operator for the Puget Sound and western Canada located in Seattle Washington.  Darrell is a member of the board of directors of the Interferry formerly the International Marine Transit Association and past president of the both Interferry and the Passenger Vessel Association.  Presently Darrell serves on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Washington Tourism Alliance.  Darrell also served a two year term on the Maritime Administration National Advisory Council in 2000/2001.
Richard Hayes, (DOC)
Richard Hayes, DOC
Richard became the executive director of Kitsap Transit in 1982 when the agency was formed to assume local bus service from private operators and the City of Bremerton.  Mr. Hayes retired from Kitsap Transit in 2012 but continues to support passenger ferry efforts in Kitsap County.  He has also worked for the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Transit and Pierce Transit.
 
Bev Kincaid
Beverly Kincaid
Beverly is a longtime resident and activist in Kitsap County. She is a Certified Grant Professional and the owner of Sound Grants ~ Proposal Research and Development, providing strategic planning, program development and grant writing services for a variety of nonprofit organizations.  Prior to starting her business in 2000 she worked for several years as regional grants manager for the largest human service nonprofit in Western Washington, and has also worked in the field of workforce development at Olympic College. She has participated on numerous boards and committees in the community including Bremerton Historic Ships Association (former president), Sinclair Landing Association (treasurer), American Red Cross, Westsound Technical Skills Center Advisory Council (chair), West Sound Technical Skills Center Foundation (founder), United Way of Kitsap County, (board president) and Bremerton Entrepreneurial Center (senior advisor).  Beverly believes that access to environmentally-sensitive fast ferry service between the Kitsap Peninsula and other ports on Puget Sound is a critical factor in the prosperity and quality of life in Kitsap County.
Will Maupin, (DOC)
Will Maupin, DOC
Will served on the Bremerton City Council from 2001 through 2011. He is a retired engineer and facilities manager from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. He currently serves on the Board of Commissioners for the Bremerton Housing Authority.
 
Matt Mullett
Matt Mullett
Matt is CEO and co-owner of Bellingham Washington based All American Marine. AAM specializes in construction of state-of-the-art high-speed, low wake-wash aluminum catamarans serving the passenger ferry industry.
Len Roueche
Len Roueche
Len is the CEO of Interferry, an association representing the world wide ferry industry. Len was with British Columbia Ferries for 25 years serving as the Director of Strategic and Corporate Planning..
 
Alice Tawresey
Alice Tawresey
A resident of Bainbridge Island for over 30 years, Alice Tawresey has lead numerous ferry policy and planning study efforts.  Former mayor of Bainbridge and former member of the Washington Transportation Commission, Alice is the chair of Washington State Ferries Tariff Policy Committee and the MTAK POF Program Council.  She was the co-chair of the county-wide campaign initiative that proposed a public/private plan for passenger ferry service to Seattle.
Sonny Woodward
Sonny Woodward
Sonny has lived in North Kitsap County for over 50 years.  After 25 years of building homes in and around North Kitsap he joined John L Scott in 1990 specializing in waterfront and view homes. A long time community activist Sonny is a board member of a number of Kingston Chamber of Commerce committees and a past member of the Kingston State Ferry Advisory Committee.
 

  DOC = Director of Counsel