Andrea serves as a Commissioner for Metro Parks Tacoma and previously served as a board member for the Foundation for many years. In her role, she also serves as our liaison between our boards. She currently works as a Portfolio Manager for HomeStreet Bank. She is a life-long Tacoma resident and enjoys visiting NW Trek, the Zoo, and all of Tacoma's parks with her two granddaughters. As the daughter of an artist, she expresses her creativity each holiday season as a Designer supporting Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Festival of Trees. We are very grateful for Andrea's dedicated service.
Greg Primm is a lifelong resident of Pierce County. Growing up in the South Sound area, he developed a love of the great outdoors. As the father of two sons, Greg enjoys spending summers with his family on Mayfield Lake and boating as much as possible. He is president of Korsmo Construction in Tacoma and involved in several community organizations. He currently serves on the City of Tacoma Mayor’s Business Advisory Board and as president of the Associated General Contractors of Washington – Southern District.
Greg says, “Metro Parks Tacoma provides some of the highest quality recreational facilities and attractions in the Puget Sound region and I have the privilege of supporting their continued development for future generations to enjoy.”
Alicia is a longtime Tacoma cheerleader and civic activator who grew up in the woods and cherishes the many ways to escape to nature even in our urban setting. With three nearly grown children, she has many memories of splash pad playdates, skipping rocks at Owen Beach, and wandering Point Defiance with friends and family hoping the bald eagles don't try to snack on her dogs.
Alicia is the Strategic Planning and Policy Manager for Tacoma Public Schools, where she manages partnerships, initiatives, and special projects for the Planning & Construction, Facilities, and Nutrition Services departments. She has her MBA from Western Governors University, a BA in Communication from Pacific Lutheran University, and her Accreditation in Public Relations. Alicia also serves on the boards for PRSA Puget Sound, Washington Association of Maintenance and Operations Administrators, and City Club of Tacoma.
Alecia is a Pierce County native growing up in University Place, where she currently resides today with her four sons. She is the Senior Manager of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships for Southwest Youth and Family Services in King County. Creating equity and access for youth and communities is what she loves most about her role. A renowned fundraiser, transformative partnerships is her niche. Alecia loves being a boy mom and spending time at home creating memories with her family.
Jessica is a dedicated environmentalist who is committed to protecting and preserving this amazing place we call home. She believes that our parks are key in connecting our children to nature, and is hopeful that they will grow up appreciating and doing their part to protect Puget Sound.
Jessica is a professional engineer and the Planning and Engineering Manager for Tacoma Water, and has worked for the City of Tacoma since 2010. She lives in Tacoma with her partner Adam and two daughters Terra and Eva. Jessica joined the Foundation Board in 2020. They are active users of the local park network in Tacoma and in the winter spend their weekends on the ski slopes.
Tom Day works at Columbia Bank and is currently serving as our board treasurer. More to come about Tom!
Morris is an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoys just being in the great outdoors. He believes that our parks need to be accessible to everyone and we need to find ways to introduce our children and community to them.
Morris is the Executive Director of Planning and Construction for Tacoma Public Schools. He moved to Tacoma after spending 32 years in public education in Texas. During that time, he served in a number of roles, including assistant superintendent, high-school principal, teacher and licensed athletic trainer. He joined the Foundation Board in 2019.
Michelle joined the Foundation Board of Directors in November 2018. Her interest in serving the Foundation comes from her passion to serve others. She is currently working with Tacoma Public Schools as a consultant and Project Manager for both Boze and Downing Elementary Schools. She enjoys having the ability to assist in transforming communities and enriching lives through schools and other learning facilities including the Eastside Community Center.
Michelle believes that the children in our communities are the way of the future and wants to be able to help create a better environment for them to learn, live, play and grow. Michelle believes that the investment in the Foundation, and the community is what ultimately makes the community and environment sustainable and successful. Michelle and her two children enjoy playing outdoors at the parks, going on hikes, biking, kayaking, being near water and traveling.
Born and raised on the Eastside of Tacoma, Tony Martin has worked for the Bonney Lake/Sumner School District for 25 years as Campus Safety Officer, building positive relationships with the youth there. He is also a pastor of City Bridge Church at Eastside Community Center. He loves to travel and has ministered in different countries across denominations for over 30 years. He has been married to his wife Martha for 27 years and has two adult children, Leah and Anthony Jr. He has the desire to see youth and their families take full advantage of Metro Parks facilities and spaces and believes that this goal can be accomplished by building relationships with local youth and their families in all of Tacoma’s communities.
Teri Moore, CFRE, is now in her 35th year working in our collective nonprofit field. Earlier in her philanthropic journey, she served as the corporate contributions manager of Puget Power (now Puget Sound Energy) before moving to the fund development side where she has worked for the Seattle Public Library Foundation, Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), the Tingvall Group and most recently as the Vice President in the Office of Philanthropy at the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Tacoma Parks Foundation. She lives on a mini farm in Black Diamond with her husband, Joe, and a menagerie of animals. Their daughter, Nicole, lives nearby.
Hannah has dedicated her career to non-profit work in her hometown of Tacoma. She has over 20 years of experience in fund development. As TPF’s Associate Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, Hannah enjoys building relationships with Tacoma’s philanthropic community and helping them support initiatives aligned with their values. Hannah lives in a 1907 fixer-upper with her husband, Dave. She enjoys collecting records, spending time outdoors, and cold plunging in Puget Sound.
Originally from Montana, Quinn completed her undergraduate studies at Pacific Lutheran University and pursued post graduate studies at Cal State Long Beach. As TPF's Manager of Communications and Operations, Quinn enjoys her wide range of responsibilities from the memorial bench program to the finances! She enjoys spending time with her family, which include two adventurous kids!
Parks and recreational programs accessible to all, enhance our quality of life in many ways, providing health, social, physical, and environmental benefits to all who live, work or play in Tacoma.