Board of Directors
The Mustard Seed Project’s Board of Directors is a group of dedicated individuals from a variety of backgrounds that focus on overseeing the organization, setting goals and objectives, and strengthening our community.
Board of Directors
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Robert McCrossin has owned and operated Bayside Animal Lodge on the Key Peninsula since 2001. He has a degree in Business Administration and extensive experience within various industries including retail, storage and accounting to include management of Quality Control and Auditing departments. He started to follow his dreams of working with animals when he was managing two veterinary projects in Seattle, before coming to the Key and running Bayside Animal Lodge.
Robert served as Vice President of the Board of the New York Self Service Storage Association for two years 1980-1981.
Robert joined the TMSP in 2016 as a volunteer on the Finance Committee, joined the Board of Directors later that year, and served as board vice president from 2017-2021. From 2021 to current Robert has been the Board Chair.
Robert also served as Treasurer on the board of directors for the Key Peninsula Community Council and the Key Peninsula Farm Tour.
Robert recently joined the board of the Key Peninsula Partnership for Healthy Communities.
Board Vice President
Anne Nesbit is the Public Information Officer and Prevention Specialist for the Pierce County Fire District 16. Along with her training as an emergency medical technician, she also has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USC.
Anne is deeply involved in the Key Peninsula community, volunteering not only for the Mustard Seed Project, but also as Battalion Chief for the local fire department. Anne’s contributions to the social fabric are well known, and she was named the Key Peninsula Citizen of the Year in 2017. Anne joined the board of directors in January 2022 and has been bringing her knowledge of the community to the work of the Mustard Seed Project.
David Brower operates a small business providing paralegal support services to attorneys in Pierce and King County on a contract basis. Under his leadership the company has matured, providing assistance to an array of cases and employing more than thirty employees.
He and his wife Sally have enjoyed living in the community for ten years. David joined TMSP Board in 2014 and has served as treasurer since 2017.
Norman McLoughlin has 30 years of experience in administration, economic policy development, and all aspects of affordable housing.
He served as chairman of the Kitsap County Economic Development Council from 1994-96, president of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies from 2003-06, executive director of the Bremerton Community Revitalization Agency from 2002-2008, and served as executive director of the Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority from 1989-2008. In 2008 he founded McLoughlin & Associates LLC, offering consulting services for housing and economic development. Norm joined TMSP board in 2016 and chairs the advocacy committee.
Lisa Dunham has 25 years of experience in social services and education. She has provided social work services and family therapy, and has supervised and managed clinical staff. She was an adjunct professor at Seattle University.
She founded and served as Executive Director of a non-profit providing services to abused, abandoned and neglected children. She has a BS in Sociology and an MS in Counseling Psychology.
She remains active, teaching yoga, SAIL, and tai chi. Lisa returned to the Board of Directors in the fall of 2022.
Ex-Officio Board Member
Mark Cockerill worked as a software consultant and project manager in the financial industry for over forty years and retired in 2009. He moved to the Key Peninsula in 2003, joined the Key Peninsula Land Use Advisory Commission in 2014 and was accepted into a second term in 2018. Mark was elected as a Director into the Key Peninsula Community Council in December of 2019 and accepted the position as project manager of the Broadband project in January for 2020. Mark was also elected President of the Key Peninsula Community Council in 2022.
Mark became a volunteer for the Mustard Seed for the Senior Advocacy Committee and became an Ex-Officio sitting on their board in August 2022.
Mark and his wife worked together as a team for the last 15 years of their careers as senior project managers for a credit risk company and traveled the world together managing projects. They feel extremely lucky to have found the Key Peninsula and to have been able to build our home here. “We feel like we have found paradise and have no intention of leaving.”
Anne Shoemaker has been a volunteer and participant in programs at The Mustard Seed Project since 2014. Anne enjoys serving her elder community and learning and growing with the valuable mission and vision of TMSP.
Anne was a Board member of Key Peninsula Community Services from 2014 to 2019 and served as Board president for the last two years of her service. She was the direct leadership role to Executive Director and board members. Anne engaged with volunteers, community and employees for programs, fund raising, events and planning.
Anne’s education is based in sociology, psychology and law. She received my AA Paralegal degree at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA. Awarded BA degree from The Evergreen State Collage for Social and Environmental Justice.
Her career spans 30+ years with the State of Washington. The last eight years before retirement in 2014, Anne was a Program Manager in a prison which involved the Strategic Planning at the facility level; with an ongoing review of best practices and outcomes; Facility Sustainability management; with leadership and oversight to 120 employees. Anne collaborated with stakeholders and program contractors for education and other offender programs, oversite of biennial budgets and financial goals.
Anne is very proud to have raised her family on the Key Peninsula and maintained a home for 40+ years in this community.
“I feel confident with the contribution, sharing, oversight, and personal growth available through the TMSP Board opportunities. It is quite humbling to be a part of the vision of Edie Morgan and the support of donors to realize this project to its full and successful fruition.”
Angela Mattison-Lindbom is a retired Navy veteran. She served 30 years and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Her primary jobs in the Navy were Aviation Administration and Drug & Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor. She spent many years aboard aircraft carriers. After her “official” retirement from the Navy, she worked in the private sector. She traveled globally as a workshop facilitator. She has facilitated over 300 workshops for all branches of our military forces in preparing them for a successful transition into the “civilian” workforce.
She was President of the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North for the past two years and currently serving as the Secretary and Program Coordinator. She is the Vice-President of her sorority chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Her fundamental beliefs are: “No one should go hungry or be denied the opportunity for a better education, and ALL People should have the resources to help them thrive and be successful.” She volunteers time to multiple non-profit organizations in support of these beliefs.
Marie Smurthwaite has worked for Sound Credit Union for over 15 years. She is the Branch Manager of the Key Center Branch. Marie loves being of service to the people in our small community. As a Manager at Sound Credit Union, Marie has been able to support many of the non-profit organizations by making regular donations to assist them.
She has worked in a customer service capacity for over 35 years. During this time she and her husband raised two daughters who both graduated from Peninsula High School.
Marie is happy to be able to join a group that supports the many seniors in our community.
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Services & Programs
The Mustard Seed Project
Our services and programs promote independent living and quality of life for seniors residing on the Key Peninsula