Larry is serving his second go-round as a member of The Exchange Board. He has years of experience in contracting and construction, especially during the construction and operation of The Exchange building, the glass crusher, and soon, the baler building. Larry lived on Waldron Island for many years before moving to Orcas.
As a member of The Exchange Board, Toby brings a passion for recycling and an aversion to landfills and trash. His time in financial services led him to often support market-based and investor-led solutions to environmental change. He has years of environmental advocacy experience, including prior careers with the professional staffs of national wildlife and land conservation organizations. He currently serves as Chairman of the Mountain Lion Foundation, Sacramento, CA. He and his wife, Sarah, love their island home in the Rosario area of Orcas and enjoy exploring and boating the Pacific Northwest waters.
Jim Duffield – President
Jim Duffield joined the board in 2016. He has been a long-time volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and served six years on the Skagit affiliate’s board, three as president. One of the founders of the Skagit HFH retail Store, he brings valuable experience to help with The Exchange. Was the first board president for Home Trust of Skagit. Prior to moving to Orcas in 2014, he worked 19 years as a project director with The Pacific Institute (Seattle); five years as a registered representative with The Equitable and Prudential; and retired as an USAF major after a 21-year career.
Kate Hansen – Treasurer
Kate Hansen joined the Orcas Recycling Services Board as Secretary in 2014. A third generation Orcas Islander, she has worked with a variety of businesses on the island and is actively involved with The Grange and Actor’s Theater. Kate loves working with individuals and organizations that help to preserve and enhance our unique island home. She is especially pleased to be part of the island way of responsibly managing our waste stream through ORS’s cultivation of recycling, reusing, repurposing, and finding innovative ways to put less and less in the land-fill.
Jared Lovejoy – Vice President
Jared has lived on Orcas for 15 years. He was part of the team that won the current contract allowing ORS/The Exchange to take over their own waste stream. He has spent over thirty years working at the crossroads of art, music and media, developing a signature style in design, production and communications.
Jared is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several companies including Neverstop, a creative agency specializing in experiential design and marketing where, for over a decade, he led cutting-edge campaigns for a diverse range of clients including; Nike, Giorgio Armani, The Gap, Microsoft, Rock the Vote, Pearl Jam and the United Nations. He is also the Co-founder of the Orcas Island Film Festival now in its 7th season, and is passionate about helping to develop ORS’s long term Zero Waste initiative.
Pete Moe – Executive Director
Born and raised in the Seattle area, Pete Moe spent several years working in journalism and marketing in New York and Boston before moving his family to Orcas Island, Washington in 2006.
Once on Orcas, his interest in environmental issues led to a volunteer board position at The Exchange.
In 2013 he and his fellow board members led a successful campaign to take over management of the Orcas Island Transfer Station. That same year Moe was named director of Orcas Recycling Services/The Exchange.
Since taking over the transfer station, Moe has been committed to the development of a climate friendly, zero-waste business model focused on material separation and identifying the highest and best use for every part of the waste stream.
A fifth generation Seattle native, Eric has been an Orcas Island visitor for nearly 60 years and a resident for 20. As a carpenter/boatbuilder turned cartographer, he’s best known as the creator of EarthBalls – the world’s first and foremost photorealistic 3D globes of our home planet.
A long-time avid recycler, Eric once built a floating ‘housebarge’ from recycled timbers, and rebuilt an old wooden sailboat in the Caribbean using salvaged materials. He is currently envisioning new local cottage industries that would upcycle our abundant resources of recyclable cardboard, paper and glass into new and useful products.
Asifa Pasin – Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator
Asifa hails from Chicago, Montana, and Seattle and has a diverse background in volunteerism and the creative arts. She was an instrumental part of founding two dance troupes and as a student at Montana State University she was part of the Student Union Activities Board responsible for coordinating workshops, performances, fundraisers, and more, for the university community.
On Orcas Island, Asifa has volunteered at the Imagine Music & Arts Festival, the Orcas Center (as both as a performer and a lead costume designer), and has been active at The Exchange since 2010. She currently works with island-based business, Lotioncrafter and is passionate about educating others about trash and recycling reduction.
Cal, along with his wife and two daughters, moved to Orcas Island from Austin, Texas in June 2017 after purchasing property near Moran/Olga a year earlier.
Cal has been an entrepreneur since his college days, having founded several technology-related businesses including a 3D animation company focused on scientific, forensic and engineering visualization and interactive media. He is currently a remote software developer and enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and working on his property.
Since moving to Orcas, Cal has participated in several Great Islands Clean-ups and is enthusiastic about supporting the mission of the ORS/Exchange.
At 15 Nancy worked weekends at a Portland recycling company. She has worked for Garbagio’s, Oregon’s first curbside recycling service which included food waste she diverted to her worm bins and also co-created a neighborhood group to spearhead projects including litter removal, erosion control, trail building, and native plantings. The group embedded repurposed items into cement traffic calming planters they created. Nancy moved to West Sound in 2005 with her partner, Steve McKenna, where they built their own home using many recycled items. She is a co-organizer of the West Sound Posse for the Great Islands Clean-up, a volunteer docent for ORS, and co-founder of the Orcas United Mask Makers group. Nancy works as a Caregiver, Massage Therapist, and Jewelry Metalsmith. She is a proud grandma and passionate about gardening, worm composting, and rowing the waters around our Islands.