Our Leadership

Headshot portrait of Christine Loewe, 2023

Christine Loewe
Executive Director

Christine Loewe has more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership including serving remotely as the Director of Communications for the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County for 10 years while living in Port Angeles with her two children and husband.

​Loewe brings her expertise in communications, marketing and community engagement to the Executive Director role to help raise the visibility of the center. Additionally she brings her deep commitment to the local community and youth enrichment. Loewe currently serves as a Port Angeles Chamber Board member, City of Port Angeles LTAX Committee member, and she chairs the YMCA Spirit of Team Watson Grant Committee. She additionally volunteers as the Franklin School Garden Coordinator and serves as a coach for Storm King Youth Soccer.

Headshot portrait of Lindsey Shepherd, 2023

Lindsey Shepherd 
Interim Gallery and Programs Director


Lindsey is thrilled to join the PAFAC team in this season to help line up events and shows for the community to enjoy and engage with. She is new to the area and has been enjoying the many outdoor adventures the Peninsula has to offer. Lindsey brings with her a degree in the arts, 3 years served on the Bellevue Arts Museum Board of Directors, 10+ years of event planning, and time spent in the food industry working as a chef and at an innovation lab.

Headshot portrait of Rachel Storck, 2023

Rachel Storck
Community Engagement Director

Rachel is an artist who is excited by witnessing and working with people who are passionate about their art and ideas. She has exhibited her own work throughout Michigan, in addition to organizing two fundraising art shows in her previous home, Marquette, MI.  She holds a BA in Photography from Northern Michigan University.

Rachel brings an eclectic toolkit from her varied work experiences as a cheesemonger, biological science aid, photographer, dishwasher, farmhand, and retail sales associate. She is delighted to be a part of the intersection between art and community as the Community Engagement Director at the PAFAC.

Headshot portrait of Karen Seymour, 2023

Karen Seymour
Finance and Administrative Assistant


Karen is thrilled to have recently joined the team at PAFAC. She has a degree in accounting and has 10 years experience as a federal auditor. She owned and ran a screen printing business for the past 15 years until her move to Port Angeles this year. She dabbles in oil painting for fun. Karen is in awe of the majesty of the Webster Woods, where the ongoing conversation between art and nature lives large and is happy to be helping with the finances at this inspiring place.

Headshot portrait of Mandy Miller, 2023

Mandy Miller
Youth Programs Coordinator


Mandy has over 15 years of experience working with children in outdoor and environmental education. As an educator and outdoor enthusiast, she is most excited to be connecting local youth to nature, art, and science through the unique setting of the PAFAC. 

Board of Directors and Trustees

Board of Directors
Michael Middlestead, President
Jan Dove, Secretary
Anne Dalton
Diane Williams
Navarra Carr
Sharon Prosser

Katherine Occhiogrosso, President
Lynn Bedford, Vice President
Vicki Gonvall
Judith Morris
Dave Johnson
​Anne Dalton

Trustees Emeritus
Oscar Zable (deceased)
Helen Radke (deceased)
James Butler (deceased)
Jeanne Martin
Darlene Clemens
Jane Hughes
Hope Stroble
Mary Hunchburger
Vicci Rudin