Mike has been a member of the ESC for 11 years. It has been an honor to be the Chairman of the Board a number of years.
Mike and his wife Patti have three married children with five wonderful grandchildren. Mike is happy to say that Nov 24th, 2023 they will have been married for 50 years.
He can't say enough nice things about the Board of Trustees, our members, our staff and Volunteers for all they do for our organization.
Thank you for being involved with the Ephrata Senior Center.
Glenda moved to Soap Lake area in 1973 where she and her husband farmed. Glenda went to work for Jaco Analytical in 1987, retired in 2015. She is a Seahawks fan and an avid Mariner fan, she walks a mile a day with a daily goal of 5,000 steps.
Ephrata City Representative
Born and raised in Ephrata, John enlisted in the Army in 1963. Served as a Special Agent assigned to Fort Brag, North Carolina. Upon returning to Ephrata, he received an Associate's Degree in Applied Science. He retired from the Grant County PUD with 20 years of service.
1st Vice Chairman
Rod grew up in Ephrata, graduating high school in 1970. After high school, he joined the Naval Reserves. He did two combat cruises aboard the USS Midway in Vietnam.
He attended Spokane Community College
and got a degree in Electronics Technology. After graduating he married his wife Judy and they moved back to Ephrata. He got a job at Lamb Weston and worked there for 36 years.
After retiring he needed something to do, so he came down to the ESC. He started delivering meals, then volunteering at the thrift store. He spent countless hours at the store installing new light fixtures and a new camera system. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2016. He was Chairman of the Board in 2020 during the Pandemic. He took a break and was re-elected this past December and is currently the 1st Vice Chairman.
Roberta's experience in small business and bookkeeping is working to advance the goals of the ESC Thrift Store. Roberta is a former Billing Specialist for Gilespie Eye Care (Quincy). Bookkeeper for Dr. C.G.. Petersen (Quincy), Office manager for a Home inspection business, and co-manager of a family owned general contracting business.
I was born in Yakima, Washington and after my military service I moved to Kirkland, where I brought my bride Pauline in 1967. I worked for the City of Mercer Island for fourteen years and then for the City of Redmond for thirty years before retiring as their Safety Program Administrator. I have been involved in the church that I have attended in various locations as a Minister, a Deacon and as a Song Leader since 1966. I enjoy working with people in any capacity that I am needed. I have been associated with the Senior Center since Carol Hampton heard me playing the piano at the Basin Retirement Apartments and invited me to come and play the piano at the Senior Center in 2013. I still play the piano but it is getting hard for me to push the keys down, so I moved to an electric piano that I bought from the Senior Center Thrift Shop.
2nd Vice Chairman
Guy is an active member of the Central Washington Amateur Radio Club. He enjoys his hobby of flying drones. Guy also served as Director of the Issaquah Farmer's Market during the first years of its operation. He has been helpful doing computer trouble shooting at the ESC and the ESC Thrift Store, saving ESC a significant amount of time and money.
Cathy is a former Childcare Center Director and Mentor. A kindergarten prep teacher for 14 years and was a volunteer at Union Gospel Mission Search and Rescue. Cathy believes in being a team player and honesty, inclusion and inspiration are important to her. This is Cathy's first term on the Board of Trustees and is an "out of the box" thinker.
I lived in Spokane WA for 39 years before moving to Ephrata WA in 2013 to take care of my parents. While living in Spokane, I worked 27 years as a Technical Services Rep for Hollister-Stier and 4 years as a Customer Service Rep for Group Health. I started volunteering as a bus driver at the ESC in 2013. Since then, I have helped in the front office, been a member of the Board of Trustees, and am currently the Secretary for the ESC Board.