President: David Paul, Retired school administrator. Prior board service includes Council for Exceptional Children (30 Years – Current), Washington State Special Education Coalition (3 Years – Current), Maritime Heritage Foundation (Seattle) (6 Years).
Secretary: Mary Soltman, Retired, Dean of Humanities and Communications at South Puget Sound Community College
Treasurer: Candace Wood, CPA/MBA Business owner (Back Office Services) former Chief Financial Officer for Community Youth Services, artist, fan of craft beer and the great outdoors
Mary Linders, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, supporter of traditional music
Willie Smyth Retired Washington State Folklorist
Celia Nightingale, Washington Dept of Labor and Industries
Hillary Tully, Executive Director
Hillary is a writer and folklorist originally from Tallahassee, Florida. She brings experience in arts administration, communications, and education and she holds a Master’s in Folklore from the University of Oregon. With a love of folklife and a passion for supporting local arts and artists, she joined Arbutus in October 2020 and is excited to carry forward its mission.