EHYC Board Committee Members

2024 Officers


Donna and I started out in Washington State, she lived in Enumclaw, and I lived in Eatonville.
We meet in Ellensburg, WA while attending Central Washington University where we both
graduated, me in Accounting and her in Construction Management.

We moved to Alaska in October of 1982 to the chagrin of both of our parents, we were young
and wanted adventure, we figured in 5 years we’d be rich and ready to come home to
Washington, 33 years later we came home following our kids and grandkids.

Our first real boating experience was buying a 33’ Newport sailboat, sailing out of Resurrection
Bay, unbelievable beauty and wildlife, which we shared with our 1 year daughter Megan who
loved the boat. We had lifelines in the cockpit and a special little life vest with a D ring on the
back so that we could tie her in whenever she was outside with us. We had the boat for 4 years
until the twins (Taylor and Haley) came, we figured 3 little ones would be too much for us to

We bought our current boat “Sammen” a 29’ Rangertug in January of 2019, it was a perfect fit
for us and our little princess Tulla, (Frenchton), who by the way hates the boat so we turned her
into a happy zombie through modern medicine.

Donna and I both love traveling and being out on the sound whenever possible.


Ron and wife Lori moved to Bainbridge Island in 2003 from the Bay Area. Ron learned to sail at age 10 through a program with a local yacht club. Ron enjoyed sailing and power boating in the Bay Area before career interrupted. Since moving to Bainbridge, Ron and Lori purchased their 1978 trawler, Last Class, and have explored the South Sound, Central Puget Sound and into the San Juans and Gulf Islands. With retirement, Ron and Lori are looking forward to exploring even further north. Ron has enjoyed participating in EHYC events, serving on the Cruise Committee and serving as cruise co-captain to Gig Harbor and Port Orchard.




In 2010, I surrendered my work life for a life of cruising with my lifetime partner, Andy. It started in Marina del Rey with a year of exploring the California Coast from San Francisco to San Diego. By 2011, it was time to spend almost a year exploring the Pacific Coast of Mexico. We followed that with a Pacific crossing starting in December of 2012, which came to an abrupt end in Fiji where we abandoned our Beneteau 46 and began the hunt for a new cruising home. Those efforts resulted in our purchase of Lion’s Paw, a 46′ Outbound, which has become our cruising home each summer beginning in June 0f 2014, when we were introduced to the benefits of EHYC. We finally made the leap from our winters in Colorado and built our home here on Bainbridge Island in 2018, where we have become an integral part of the club, first volunteering as cruise captains, and now I am the Treasurer. I look forward to continued support of the club and encourage others to do the same, as it is truly a rewarding experience.


We are enjoying life in the PNW where we spend as much time as possible on “Singing In the Rain” our Mariner 37. We are committed to the notion that “informed boaters are safe boaters” and take every opportunity to upgrade our boating skills. EHYC is all about being informed and safe boaters, and we are fortunate to have so many seasoned mariners in our midst who are more than happy to share their knowledge.  Terry, Bertie (our boat dog) and I look forward to seeing you safely on the water.

Meet Our Board

Diane Quayle

Paul Castanon


Denise Baker-Kircher


Dan Oliver


John Storck

Past Commodore

Diane Quayle

Jack Joy


Diane Quayle

Jon Root