Executive Director, Vin Quenneville

Vin Quenneville, Executive Director, brought his leadership and organizational acumen to the J in 2017. Before the J, he spent 25+ years helping small businesses thrive and is known for his ability to motivate and create strong, productive teams. His enthusiasm is contagious; he aims to inspire and cultivate creativity within the J’s active art community.

Vin and his wife Kristin have lived in Whatcom County since 2012, both driven by their love of the outdoors and the arts. Vin’s commitment to Lynden extends beyond the J; he also sits on the Downtown Lynden Business Association’s Board of Directors.

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Arts Director, Lindsey Gerhard

Lindsey comes to the J with over 10 years experience supporting non-profits and arts organizations through communications, event planning, promotions and project management. She is a passionate advocate for arts accessibility, an active community organizer and a perpetual learner.

In her spare time Lindsey enjoys being around water, talking to you about pop culture, and skating with the Bellingham Roller Betties. She believes music makes the world go round and that creating is always better with a great soundtrack.



Marketing Specialist, Mary Fitzgerald

Mary graduated with a degree in graphic design in 2020 and has worked with many nonprofits throughout her education. Mary decided she wanted to go into graphic design at a young age because she enjoyed solving design problems and making a voice for a brand. She enjoys meeting everyone involved at the J who have come together for the arts and is proud that she has been able to shape what the J looks like and what the organization puts out into the world.  

Mary’s earliest memory of art was drawing and coloring as a kid with all her art supplies sprawled out over the living room floor. She believes art is important to a community because every single person is creative in their own way and having a place to go to experience, create and be inspired by art is essential. A fun fact about Mary is that she has been to 48 states!

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Administrative Assistant, Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith comes to the J with a background in Arts Accessibility and retail management. After growing up around creatives of all kinds, she has honed her skills as an illustrator and advocate for the arts.

She graduated from WWU’s Fairhaven College in 2018 with a degree titled Accessibility to Arts in Education and Social Justice, and she is excited to bring her passion for making the arts as accessible as possible to our community. Outside of the J, her interests include drawing, cooking, painting, and gardening. She lives in Bellingham with her boyfriend and their cat.

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Bookkeeper / Registrar, Cindy Wadkins

Cindy Wadkins, Bookkeeper / Registrar, brought her organizational and analytical skills to the J in 2015. Before the J, Cindy traveled the world until she settled in Seattle, drawn to the Pacific Northwest for skiing and sailing. In 1995, she moved with her husband, Tom, to Whatcom County to raise their two sons. She’s a Certified Bookkeeper and brings experience from a wide range of industries. Cindy enjoys drawing on her left-brain skills for a right-brain environment that promotes artists of all kinds.

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Events / Volunteers, Margaret Irvine

Margaret brings an extensive background in customer service and event planning to the Jansen Art Center.  Upon retiring in 2003 after 40 years at Nordstrom’s, Margaret became the Executive Director of the Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce in Seattle.

Five years later, after living in the heart of Seattle for 45 years Margaret and her husband followed the family to Whatcom County where she joined the staff of the Jansen Art Center in 2012.  She has seen the Jansen Art Center become one of the most valued arts center in the Pacific Northwest.

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Board Members

President, Adrienne Stewart

Adrienne Stewart joined Larson Gross in 1997. She is a Certified Public Accountant; and in 2006, earned the Accreditation in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Adrienne specializes in assisting individuals with strategic, forward-looking tax planning and preparation. She also serves individuals and
businesses with their valuation needs. She most commonly provides valuations for gifting of business ownership interests to future generations, and for establishing the value of business interests owned at death. Adrienne considers the field of accounting an art, rather than a science. She believes business valuation is the epitome of art in accounting because, despite using standard methods, the emphasis on professional judgement requires thoughtful consideration. She has held several Board positions throughout her career, including at Blue Skies for Children, United Way of Whatcom County and Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Adrienne is excited for the opportunity to serve on the Board of The Jansen Art Center. She believes art connects people and creates community regardless of ethnicity, economic status, geographic location, gender or age. Art tells a story about our culture, history and values. Art celebrates humanity, and she is excited to help engage the community in the arts.

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Vice President, Jenny Weeks

Jenny Weeks, CPA, is a partner of the Lynden accounting firm, Telgenhoff & Oetgen, PS and has been with the firm since 2009.  She loves working with individuals and business owners to develop practical tax strategies that will help grow and develop their assets for the long-term.  She specializes in the areas of business and individual income tax planning and taxation, business formations, state tax issues, foreign tax issues and not-for-profit taxation. Prior to joining T&O, she spent 5 years as an auditor with the Washington State Department of Revenue.  She worked in both the Everett and Bellingham field offices and was repeatedly recognized for her work inside the agency.

Jenny has deep Lynden roots and lives in Lynden with her husband, Tom, and two children, Tanner and Alice.  Jenny also sits on the boards of the Lynden Scholarship Foundation and the Lynden Pioneer Museum Endowment Foundation and enjoys volunteering at her children’s school.


Secretary/Treasuer, Brad Williamson

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Director, Chuck Robinson

Chuck Robinson, co-founder of Village Books and Paper Dreams, has been active in several book industry organizations, serving as Board President of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association: Board Member of the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and Board Member of LIBRIS (League of Booksellers Retail Insurance Services).

Locally, Chuck has also served on many boards including the Whatcom County Mental Health Board, the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, Whatcom Community Foundation, and a trustee of the Whatcom Community College.

Chuck lives in Lynden, Washington with his wife, Dee and their Cockapoo, Dickens.


Director, Lynn Giuliani

Lynn Giuliani, President, and founder of Progressions Inc. a consulting company specializing in Sales, Service and Leadership Training. Throughout Lynn’s career, she has written 5 books and holds the prestigious designation of Certified Speaking Professional. Lynn has helped hundreds of companies move from a reactive order taking, to a proactive culture where representatives actively look for ways to help their customers.  Her focus is on teaching new behaviors and skillsets through ongoing coaching and mentoring, and essentially “walking them through change”.  She prides herself in tailoring her materials and programs specifically to the client’s needs, and is always willing to go the extra mile!  With Lynn’s knowledge and sense of humor, her training skills are always in great demand.

Lynn is the proud mother of two grown children, has five grandchildren, is an accomplished potter and enjoys her country weekends with her husband Mike. Her work is her passion, and her audience feels it!

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Director, Jeffery McClure

Jeffrey McClure, AIA, is the founder of RMC Architects. Since it’s opening, the firm has been involved in the ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown Bellingham and the Central Waterfront. This includes the design and management of many projects, such as the Squalicum Boathouse, Marina Square, First Congregational Church, the MARKETplace building, and in Lynden, the recently restored Waples Building and Inn at Lynden.

Currently, Jeff serves as chair of PUD No. 1 of Whatcom County. He has also served on boards of the Whatcom Museum Society, Lighthouse Mission, and the Bellingham City Center Development Authority.


Director, Terry Redden

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Director, Susan Laine

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Founder and Emeritus Director, Heidi Doornenbal

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