Administrative Staff

Jenny Manza

Executive Director

Jenny has been with Jumping Mouse since 2006 and has more than 22 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Formerly Jumping Mouse’s development director, Jenny brings her extensive fundraising and communication skills to her role as Executive Director. Previously, she worked as the publicist for Copper Canyon Press, a nonprofit poetry publisher in Port Townsend.

Jenny moved to Port Townsend from Seattle in 1999, where she worked at a mental health facility for homeless adults and as the communications coordinator for an international environmental nonprofit. She has served on the board of Swan School in Port Townsend and has worked as a development consultant for other nonprofit agencies. Jenny graduated with a bachelor of arts in English from Colby College in Maine. She enjoys hiking with her husband and two boys and is an avid knitter and reader.

Candy Carter

Data and Finance Director

Candy Carter joined the Jumping Mouse team in March 2012. After several years of owning and operating her own financial and business management service, she had decided that it was time to move back to her roots and join a nonprofit organization’s team. She brings to the agency several years of nonprofit fiscal and human resource experience, as well as flexibility and a “can do” attitude from her many years of independent work for a variety of local clients with broadly differing needs, schedules and scopes of work.

In addition to her work at Jumping Mouse, Candy recently obtained her bachelor of arts with emphasis in philosophy, anthropology and women’s studies from Washington State University. In her free time, Candy enjoys spending with her husband, and three children.

Whitney Friddle

Development Manager

Whitney Friddle comes to Jumping Mouse Children’s Center from Olympia. Her professional background is in public education (Mexico, Spain, and Washington) working in alternative education settings with high needs children and in behavior interventions. Her passion for working with youth and advocating for the needs of a child to lead a healthy life inspired her to obtain her graduate degree from Seattle University in Nonprofit Leadership. With her varied background in volunteerism with nonprofits in Western Washington, and her training from Seattle University, we are excited to utilize her skills and welcome her to our team!

Whitney is new(ish) to Port Townsend and delighted at the opportunity to learn more about this region and to expand her knowledge of the Olympic National Park hiking trails. In her free time she enjoys being in the great outdoors (on land, sea or sky), making progress on her never ending stack of books “to be read”, and frequenting coffee shops.