We are delighted to welcome Linda Lasz as a new board member! linda’s term of the board started in December 2018. She has a long history with Aldermarsh, extending back almost 20 years as a participant in programs and for the past 4 years as a facilitator. She is delighted that Aldermarsh continues serving the community as a retreat center and is honored to serve as a board member.
Linda comes with a background as a mental health therapist in King and Snohomish counties for 25 years. She has also worked as a supervisor of a team of trauma therapists working with survivors of sexual and physical abuse at Dawson Place Child ADvocacy Center in Everett for 10 years. At Dawson Place, a nonprofit organization, she has worked as part of a leadership team on fundraising events and grant applications to help support the clients served by the organization.
It is her hope that she can offer her skills and knowledge to help Aldermarsh grow and continue to be available as a place of healing and renewal for all who spend time on her sacred land.
Dawn is a founding board member, serving since April 2017. Her first experience with Aldermarsh was as a participant at an Authentic Movement Retreat more than 20 years ago. In that brief weekend on the land Dawn made a deep connection to the land and experienced a flicker of knowing that one day the time may come to serve Aldermarsh. She brings experience from a varied background of yoga teacher and practitioner, stay-at-home mother and home school mentor, avid hiker and lover of the natural world, passionate gardener, and business woman.
Dawn is dedicated to supporting Aldermarsh becoming a self-sustaining and thriving organization that will remain open to serving the community near and far for many years to come. Her focus on the board is fiscal sustainability, community engagement, and policy structure.
In all her years attending retreats at Aldermarsh, Dawn has been deeply served and transformed over the years by her time on the land through her connection with the land and people during her time on retreat. She hopes her service on the board will support others receiving the gifts of Aldermarsh.