Board of Directors

Kitty Knapp

President

Kitty began working with children as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer and Head Start teacher on the Skokomish Reservation in 1970. Moving to Port Townsend in 1976, she worked at Clallam-Jefferson Head Start, Family Planning of Clallam County, and taught 16 years at Grant Street Elementary School.

Kitty received her bachelor of arts from the University of California at Davis and then her teaching credential from California State University.  In 1976, she earned her master’s degree in early childhood education at the University of Washington.

She is an avid gardener, traveler, and mother of a 32-year-old son.

Craig Isenberg, MA, LMFT

Vice President

Craig is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington State with an MA in Psychology. He balances his own private practice, Port Townsend Family Therapy, with a contract for Jefferson County Juvenile and Family Court Services and the Department of Child & Family Services to practice Functional Family Therapy. Previously, he has managed the Trek Program for Gray Wolf Ranch, a wilderness-based drug and alcohol recovery program and worked in the field of experiential education for over 20 years. An outdoor enthusiast and avid runner, Craig has also spent many years as an Instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School where he continues to enjoy teaching courses on occasion. He lives in Port Townsend with his wife and two young boys.

Bev Schaaf

Secretary

Bev Schaaf moved to Marrowstone Island in 2006, after retiring from 15 years in non-profit administration at Child Care Resources in Seattle.  Bev has been instrumental in forming non-profit choral performance organizations and a folk school, and serving on their boards.  She is proud to support Jumping Mouse and its important role in Jefferson County.  Bev enjoys singing, attending symphony, opera and musical theater, gardening, travel, and her latest venture – hosting live “house” concerts.

Coe Hutchison

Treasurer

Coe has lived nearly all his life in Western Washington, spending thirty years on the business side of the electric utility industry before beginning a second career as a pastor. He moved to Port Townsend a few years ago to become pastor at Grace Lutheran Church.

Wendy Davis

Board Member

Bio forthcoming.

John Nowak

Board Member

John Nowak is a lifelong resident of Port Townsend. He works at Jefferson Healthcare as Director of Care Transformation. During his 30-year employment at Jefferson Healthcare, he has been involved in many capacities. He has worked as a staff nurse, a technology specialist, and managed several departments, including Emergency, ICU/Critical Care and the Family Birth Center.

Away from work, John has coached kid’s soccer and basketball. He also enjoys spending time outdoors and with family.

Jean Scarboro

Board Member

Bio forthcoming

Katie Shonsey-Mattern

Board Member

Katie Shonsey-Mattern is a graduate of Grinnell College and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Her professional background includes working with children, families and adults in the areas of domestic violence, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, hospice and inpatient medicine. She has also worked locally with new parents as a childbirth educator and doula. Katie enjoys volunteering to strengthen the social and economic connections between individuals, schools, and organizations within our community. She is especially proud to be a Jumping Mouse board member, as it provides crucial therapy to help Jefferson County children and families heal.

Patti Smith

Board Member

Patti has 37 years’ experience in education and currently works as a Special Education Teacher for the Chimacum School District at Chimacum Creek Primary School. Since 1990, she has worked with preschool thru high school-level students. Patti received her Bachelor’s degree in Education at Central Washington University in 1979 and her National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Young Adult Exceptional Needs Specialist in 2010.

Patti has two grown sons who attended school in the Chimacum School District. She enjoys quilting, crafting, and spending time with family.

Amanda Wilson

Board Member

Amanda Wilson is an attorney and mother who has lived in Washington State since 2006. Amanda moved to Jefferson County in 2009 after returning from a Peace Corps assignment in Lesotho, Africa where she taught high school students math and science. She worked in Jefferson County in solo practice for six years, then as a prosecutor for Jefferson County from 2015-2017. She currently works in Poulsbo, Washington in private practice doing family law, estate planning, and civil litigation.

Amanda is a mother of a five-year-old son who is the light of her life. She enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking. Amanda and her son travel often and recently walked 100 miles of the Camino de Santiago de Frances pilgrimage in Spain.

As a board member for Jumping Mouse, Amanda is proud to give back to her community and support the children who attend Jumping Mouse.