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Vince Dauciunas

Vince holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and UC Berkeley. After working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he spent 26 years with Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies in R&D, General Management, and Business Development. His experience included development of systems for measurement, computation and control in a wide variety of industries, including Power Generation, Environmental Science, and Water Quality. He was responsible for Strategic Planning in the Chemical and Life Sciences Group. Next, Vince was Vice President of Business Development at Symyx Technologies; a company focused on high-speed materials discovery in fields such as Fuel Cells and advanced battery technologies. Vince is currently on the Board of Directors of OPALCO, a member owned Electric Utility in San Juan County, Washington.

Ted Hope

Ted Hope is the managing partner in charge of experiential learning for Sttones Global Leadership Academy. He is co-founder and ateacher at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor, Washington, as well as co-founder and former director of the Institute for Village Studies. He earned his BA from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin in Political Science, and his Master's from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in South Asian Studies.

He has been a teacher of humanities to high school and college students for over 20 years. He was the Director of the Stanford Schools in Redmond, Washington for 10 years before moving to the San Juan Islands. He also established and coordinated the experiential service learning program at Spring Street International School, which has been offering trips to Central America and Asia to high school students since 1997. He and others than created the Institute for Village Studies offer the same empowerment learning services to college students.

George Johnson

After an eight-year career in personal computer start-ups in Silicon Valley, George (with his wife Milene Henley and their two daughters) moved to San Juan Island in 1987.  Here, George owned and operated a boarding kennel on the family's 40-acre farm, and started a full-service retail computer business.  After selling both of these businesses, George managed IT services for San Juan County for several years.  He now provides technical support to public schools in the five Counties of Northwest Washington through the Northwest Educational Service District (a state agency).  George is a retired volunteer firefighter and past chair of the Board of Freeholders (who drafted San Juan County's Home Rule Charter).  He is also both a past-president and a past board member of San Juan County Public Hospital District #1, the San Juan Lions Club, the San Juan Community Theatre, and the Islands Museum of Art.  George holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering and an MBA (all from Stanford University) and in his spare time enjoys sailing and playing music.