Laura Smith is the Executive Director for the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network. Laura has more than 18 years of experience in the non-profit sector and has been with the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network since 2005.
Laura has been an active community leader on the eastside for many years, which includes board and volunteer roles with Rotary Club of Duvall, Executive Constantine’s Healthcare Leadership Circle, King County’s Mental Health and Drug Dependence Advisory Council, the Snoqualmie Valley Healthy Community Coalition, and the King County Human Services Alliance. Laura holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Secondary Teaching from Colorado State University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado. Laura is a graduate of Leadership Eastside and gets her energy from community collaboration and working with youth. Laura resides in Duvall with her husband and two children. Her son is currently enrolled in the Running Start program at Bellevue College and her daughter is currently attending Tolt Middle School.
Heather Downing is the Youth Success Mentoring Program Coordinator a program of Snoqualmie Valley Community Network. She has worked in non-profit management over 4 years, volunteer management over 8 years and with schools over 11 years. Heather brings with her a wealth of people skills, organization and compassion.
She successfully led two district levy campaigns for Riverview School District. Heather is a supporter and active leader working with community youth groups that include 4H and United States Pony Club. Heather held a board position during Duvall Co-Op preschool’s first year.
Heather earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University and lives in Duvall with her husband and 3 kids.
Originally from New York, Lisa moved to Washington 15 years ago where she began her middle school teaching career in the Bellevue School District. Lisa brings to Snoqualmie Valley Community Network a Master’s Degree in Education, seven years experience as a middle school teacher, and four years in the non-profit sector. Lisa joined the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network team in 2016 as the Community Coordinator and strives to bring an equity and diversity perspective into her work. Lisa lives in Snoqualmie with her family and enjoys hiking on the weekends.