Mark Cockerill is a director in the Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC). Within the KPC he serves as the Chair for the Broadband Project and is the KPC’s current President and Board Chair. In addition he does volunteer work for The Mustard Seed Project and attends its board meetings as an Ex-Officio.
“I have been a resident of the Key Peninsula since 2005 and enjoy volunteering with others to make our community a better place to live.”
Kathy Lyons is a director in the Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC). Within the KPC she is its Vice President and also the Chair of the Beautification Project and Manages the KPC Office. In addition she is the Coordinator for the Scarecrow Contest and Farm Council Board member.
“After retiring from a career of hospital nursing, I wanted to volunteer in creative projects that would benefit the community. It’s been super inspiring and fun working with other like-minded volunteers. Through it all, I have gained close friends that are always up for new volunteer projects. Excited to see what we can accomplish moving forward.”
Lisa has been a resident of Gig Harbor since 1989 and moved to Lakebay in 2008. As a “retired-active nurse”, her focus is now aimed at organizing a volunteer base for local businesses and organizations to match with volunteers to meet the needs in making our community a better place to live.
Marie is a retired software consultant and software designer of financial systems software for international banking. Originally from the east coast, Marie has been a resident of the Key Peninsula since 2005 and enjoys volunteering to make our community a better place to live.
Mary Moffett joined the Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC) as its newest volunteer board member in February 2023. She and her husband bought property on Key Peninsula in 2006 and they have been full-time residents since 2010. Mary grew up in the Burien area and graduated from Highline Community College with an Associate of Arts degree. She worked as an Administrative Professional for Merck & Co. Inc. for twenty years. Since moving to Key Peninsula, Mary volunteers her time in the Pierce County Adopt-A-Road program and the Key Pen It Clean roadside litter group.
Mary looks forward to bringing her volunteer spirit and service to the KPC.
She credits the Farm Tour with introducing her to wonderful people and ventures she has employed on her own small farm she runs with her husband in the Wauna area. They raise pork, lamb, occasionally beef and garden, but her favorite thing to raise on her farm is her beloved Corgis.
Isam Taylor is a director in the Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC). Within the KPC he serves as the focal point for the Council’s policies and procedures that are used for regular operations and normal activities. Mr. Taylor is a retired person that enjoys writing and gardening on the KP.
“I have been a resident of the Key Peninsula since 2014 and I enjoy the easy slow pace life of our community and helping to make it a better place for us all.”
Al Walker has been volunteering since 2021 when he moved to the Key Peninsula from Lynnwood. In the 1970s Al’s family moved from California to Harstine Island where his family started farming Christmas trees. He graduated from Shelton High School. At the University of Washington, Al earned a Mechanical Engineering degree. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Al worked three decades as an aircraft engineer, volunteered a decade with youth robotics, and now works as a high school teacher with Chief Leschi Schools in Puyallup. In 2013 Al began volunteering as the Head Clover for 4-H Mason County Robotics. In 2017 his 4-H Shelton High robotics team competed at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas.
Al is also: a member of Fix Democracy First (since 2017); a member of the League of Women Voters (since 2019); on the Board of Directors at Community 1st Credit Union (since 2020); Head Clover for 4-H Pierce County Robotics (since 2021); and a member of the Washington State 4-H Advisory Board (since 2021). Al would like all youth on the Key Peninsula to have access to a FIRST robotics team and learn their talents in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Chuck West currently serves as a director and has been a board member since 2010. Chuck is also an elected member of the school board, Chairs the Free Clinic board and runs a small contracting business. He is a retired Battalion Chief with Key Peninsula Fire Department.
Chuck grew up in the Purdy area and graduated from Peninsula High School. A long time resident who realizes we can’t stop the growth but we can help to guide it to serve the citizens in meaningful ways.
“Serving the community is a passion that brings me great satisfaction on seeing our efforts come to fruition. I love the small town feel of the KP.”