Our Board of Directors
David Johnson, City of Tacoma, President
David Johnson brings over three decades of technical training and a collaborative leadership style to focus on the permitting division at the City of Tacoma, located in the Pacific Northwest. As a structural engineer, project and program manager, owner’s representative, business owner and permitting services manager within public and private organizations, his project experience is equivalent to creating a working waterfront community with a population of over 25,000. As a result, David has a depth and breadth of practical knowledge as team member, facilitator, and organizer of talent in creating built environments. While preparing a public enterprise for a half billion dollar building program, he led the development and implementation of a web-based program and project management system. David’s familiarity with fostering and organizational culture of trust and the integration of technology into working groups compliments the highly motivated and creative cross-functional Planning & Development Services permitting team.
Ty Ray, Premier Media, First Vice President
Ty is a Tacoma native who is committed to making his hometown a better place to live. Ty is a WSU grad (Go Cougs!). He spent more than 20 years of his life in front of the camera or behind the microphone in many TV and radio markets as sports anchor and reporter. Most recently, Ty anchored morning news at KIRO radio in Seattle from 2015-2017. His broadcasting and communication skills led him to a new career path at Premier Media Group in Old Town. Ty is an account manager for South Sound and South Sound Business publications. The role allows him to connect with local business owners, non-profits, city employees on a regular basis. Ty’s enthusiasm, unique communications background, and connections will make him a valuable asset to Rebuilding Together. When Ty is not working you can find him podcasting or taking long walks on Owen Beach at Point Defiance.
Corey Orvold, Coldwell Banker Danforth, Second Vice President/Secretary
Corey is a licensed Realtor and avid volunteer. Corey spends the majority of her time helping her clients buy and sell real estate. Through her dedication to the community, she has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award three times. Corey is proud graduate of Washington State University, where she majored in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting. In her spare time, she enjoys anything involving home improvement, crabbing, riding motorcycles and fishing with her husband Ben.
Craig Catlin, Johnson, Stone & Pagano P.S. Treasurer
Craig is a lifetime Washingtonian and graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and shareholder at the CPA firm of Johnson, Stone & Pagano, P.S. located in Fircrest. He has over twenty-one years of professional experience. Craig is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Washington Society of CPA’s and the Construction Financial Management Association. He currently resides in Lakewood with his wife and 2 daughters. He is an avid football fan and enjoys spending time with his family.
Teresa Stephenson, Lane Powell P.C., Immediate Past President
Teresa has been employed in the legal field for 30 years and is currently a paralegal at Lane Powell PC in Seattle. She and her husband Rocky have been married for 28 years. They have three grown children and one grandchild. She is an active member at St. Andrew parish in Sumner, where she is a member of the Altar Society, the Arts & Environment Committee, and sings in the choir. Teresa enjoys gardening, baking and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. She was a Girl Scout leader for 10 years and enjoys working with children. She has also been involved with Rebuilding Together South Sound for 10 years in the capacity of Volunteer Coordinator. She has found this to be a very rewarding and life enriching experience.
Caitlin Back, Umpqua Bank, Past President
Caitlin Back has been a Tacoma resident since 2006 and an active volunteer and community advocate. She joined Umpqua Bank 9 years ago, where she works as a regulatory compliance manager. She volunteers with community organizations such as Rebuilding Together South Sound, Step by Step, and United Way of Pierce County (through which she was awarded the 2011-2012 Campaign Volunteer of the Year award). Caitlin spends her free time with her family, including her husband Jonathan, her two young sons, and two gargantuan poodles!
Doug Benjamin, The Walsh Group
Doug Benjamin is a Program Manager at The Walsh Group. He is directly responsible for all aspects of construction operations, including client relationships, the establishment of management systems, close supervision over projects in progress, direct supervision of project management staff, pre-construction servicing and estimating, design management, value engineering, scheduling, and the preparation of safety and quality control programs. He is new to the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together South Sound but has been volunteering and supporting the organization for a few years. Doug lives in Olympia with his family.
Darren Dickerson, Coyote Design Architecture & Planning PLLC
Darren is the owner/architect at Coyote Design, a firm he started in 2004, after an 11 year sales career at the Weyerhaeuser Company. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects as well as the Master Builders Association of Pierce County where he helped establish and was the 2011 Chair of the Design Professionals Council. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, and University of Washington graduate, he brings 25 years of experience in all facets of residential construction and renovation. Darren currently lives in University Place with his wife and son and they enjoy golf and travel.
Sarah Gray, The Doty Group
Sarah Gray is a transplant to Tacoma from the Midwest who grew up a 4-H and FFA kid. She is the Marketing Manager at The Doty Group, P.S. in downtown Tacoma. Through professional services marketing projects, she serves as an agent of change, creating transformative data-driven growth strategies that emphasize product quality, continuous improvement, consumer centricity, and innovation. She serves as the co-chair on the Association for Accounting Marketing “Virtual Education” committee, creating educational resources for marketing associates across the country. Her free time is spent hanging out with her pets, reading, capturing photography, and helping her community. Sarah also serves on the board for Arivva Center for Arts & Technology in Parkland, WA.
Geoff Howell, TruFit Staffing, Inc.
Geoff is a born and raised South Sound native and proud WSU graduate. From an early age he enjoyed working with his hands, rebuilding classic cars and working on framing and commercial painting crews during summer months in between school. After college he started his career in industrial staffing and recruiting, where he spent nearly a decade learning the trade and developing new markets in Nevada & Colorado until returning to Tacoma in 2017 to open his own firm, TruFit Staffing. Geoff has been a multi-project and committee volunteer with Rebuilding over the last two years and is excited to take on a larger roll with the organization, helping to build and maintain stronger local communities through giving back. He and his family live across the bridge and enjoy living the Northwest lifestyle engaging in nature, adventure, and always living like the mountain is out.
Gayle Kassen, Crescent Lighting Supply
Gayle is a longtime resident of Gig Harbor, Washington. She has been an active member of Master Builders for over 20 years and recently chaired the Design Professional Council. Gayle has been employed with Crescent Lighting in the capacity of a Lighting Designer for over 20 years. She loves the construction industry and loves the ability to help people complete their dreams. Married with one child and two grandchildren, her passion is helping others and giving back to the community.
Judy Olsen, Tacoma Pierce-County Health Dept.
Judy Olsen has lived in the South Sound most of her life. She is passionate about our communities and our beautiful environment. Judy is an Environmental Health Supervisor at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, where she oversees the air quality and healthy housing programs. She looks forward to increasing partnerships and connections between the health and housing sectors. Judy is also an active member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Greater Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society.
Kevin spent most of his life in Federal Way, growing up and working in construction for his father’s company in the summers since 15. In 1989 he joined the carpenter’s union and began doing commercial work all over the region. For the last 20 years of his career, he was a construction superintendent until he retired from Korsmo Construction and moved to Fox Island with his wife. Kevin taught beginning blueprint reading classes for the AGC for several years and has mentored and taught young carpenters and foremen. Kevin has a long history of volunteer work in many aspects, including for St. Vincent de Paul parish in Federal Way, Christmas in April (now known as Rebuilding Together), and Ramp-a-Thon, just to name a few. Kevin has been house captain for a Rebuilding Together South Sound team for the last several years and plans to continue that in the future.
Brittany Wimbish, Fields Roofing Service
Brittany is the Operations and Administrative Manager of Fields Roof Service, Inc. and Top Rung Construction. She grew up in Federal Way and graduated from the University of Washington after playing collegiate soccer for the University of Alabama Huntsville. She now lives in Puyallup with her husband and three girls and enjoys spending time with them. Brittany is a current member of the National Women in Roofing, Professional Women in Building, Master Builder Association of King and Snohomish Counties, and Master Builders Association of Pierce County.