Steve has had a career in the greater Seattle-Tacoma market area serving for twenty-one years as a vice-president of marketing for a retailer with locations throughout the western region of the United States. Having taught at Seattle University as well as at Raisbeck Aviation High School, he has brought his experience in education as well as the business arena to his duties on the foundation board of Puget Sound Skills Center.
Steve holds degrees from Washington State University (BA) as well as Seattle University (MBA). Steve is a product of the Highline School District having attended grade-school, junior high and high schools within its borders. Both of his children attended PSSC as well as universities and are now in fields directly related to their PSCC experience.
Kirstina is a lifelong Burien resident who has been an active volunteer at her children’s school and at the local animal shelter. She works as a Finance Specialist with a career in government and uses the experience and skills to manage the foundation’s funds; ensuring expenses and income are accounted for in accordance with standard accounting procedures. Kirstina has been Treasurer of PSSC Foundation since 2003. A memorable highlight of her tenure was accepting a donation of $180,000 to the Foundation. It has been exciting for Kirstina to see the funds grow, knowing that the funds will be used for great things.
Amy has lived in the Tacoma area her whole life, with the exception of living overseas in Africa for three years as a child. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Central Washington University. Amy taught kindergarten right out of college until she and her husband had their first daughter. She stayed home, but would continue to substitute here and there, and eventually would substitute at her girls’ school.
During this time Amy served on the PTA board as President, Vice President and Secretary. She also spent the majority of her days volunteering in the classrooms.
Amy and her husband are now empty nesters and she looks forward to volunteering and giving back to the community.
Erin is the Director of Strategic Engagement for the Aerospace Futures Alliance and Washington Space Coalition. Both organizations partner with businesses and government to provide education, workforce development, networking opportunities, and advocacy in Olympia on behalf of the aerospace industry.
Erin has a history in the medical field, working as a nurse at St. Francis hospital and for the Federal Way School District. She also was a partner in a meal preparation business with franchises in five states.
Erin has held leadership roles for Mothers of Pre-Schoolers International and Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Her son attended PSSC for two years in the Fire Services Program and had a wonderful experience. Erin is looking forward to bringing her experience and aerospace connections to Puget Sound Skills Center!
Laura is the Director of Homecare and Catered Living at Wesley Homes, an organization providing retirement communities and a network of services for older adults. Before this, she partnered to start and grow a homecare agency that was sold to a national franchise.
She has more than 20 years of management experience with Starbucks Coffee Company and the staffing industry.
Laura is a proud mother of an elementary aged daughter. She wants to make a difference in the educational life of children and young adults through serving on the Foundation Board.
Kendra is an Alumni of PSSC having attended as a student of the Engineering Design Technology class (now Aerospace Manufacturing/Engineering) and VITAL from 1998-2000. Following her time as a student, she has served as an advisory board member of the Aerospace Manufacturing/Engineering and Foundation Board for a combination of more than 19 years. PSSC was a pivotal turning point in Kendra’s earlier years, launching skills in leadership that she has applied throughout her career in various Human Resource roles. Her passion is to see this program grow with students feeling supported, supplied with tools for success, and to see their confidence grow is why she continues to support this program.
Orlando provides leadership and direction for Pioneer Industries Procurement, Supply Chain and Customer Service departments. Orlando works with peers identifying areas for improvement supporting efficiencies throughout the Value Stream at Pioneer Industries.
Orlando has 40 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry, 20 years at Boeing Company and 20 at other Suppliers, in the Pacific Northwest, includes Large Assemblies, Sheet Metal, NC Machining, Injection Molding, Lean and Quality.
Orlando is currently at Pioneer Human Services in the Manufacturing sector (Pioneer Industries). This is good fit giving back to the community. His passion to support ESE (Employment Social Enterprise) is rewarding help those who need the second chance to change their lives in the right direction!
Orlando is certified as Lead Auditor AS9100 Rev D
Orlando has Lean Certificates through, The Boeing, Genie/Terex Ind. & LMI Aerospace.
Instructor in the manufacturing arena; Blue Print reading, precision instruments, Quality to produce and verify products and inspection methods.