Board of Trustees


Harbor School is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees which hires a Head of School to serve as the school’s Chief Executive Officer. The role of the Board of Trustees involves strategic planning, financial oversight, setting broad school policy, and managing the Head of School. 

Members of the Board volunteer their time to provide stewardship for Harbor School. This commitment represents a significant and hugely important contribution to the future of our school. Trustees are carefully selected based on the needs of the Board and the school as well as an individual’s commitment to the school’s mission, cornerstone values, and willingness to serve. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Board of Trustees, please contact Teri Rutledge, Head of School, at


Tyler Benjamin, Chair
Tyler received her B.A. from the University of British Columbia and is Vice President of Operations at LDM Worldwide Corp. Her family has lived on Vashon Island since 2005 and is a Harbor School parent. 

Megan Folkestad, Vice President
Megan is the President of Folkestad Public Affairs. Megan is the mother of two girls, one of whom, attends 1st grade at Harbor School.

Peter Walker, Treasurer
Peter is an independent manufacturer’s representative and security consultant.  He is an old Minnesota boy, graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, has lived on Vashon since 1991, and is a Harbor School alum parent.

Scott Shawver, Secretary
Scott is an Associate Attorney for the Seattle office of Graham Lundberg Peschel and a Harbor School parent.

Natalie Abel’01
Natalie is a learning support specialist at an independent school with a background in Special Education. She is also a Harbor School alumni.

Tom Baker
Tom is the CEO of Atlantic Decision Sciences, Inc.

Cary Bran
Cary is a Harbor School parent alum, technologist and avid mountain biker.

James Kellogg
James is a Paramedic for King County Medic One and a parent to two children, one of whom, attends Kindergarten at Harbor School.

Jean-David Larson
Jean-David is the chief operating officer and general counsel of Pugh Capital Management. Jean-David is the father of two girls at Harbor School and has lived on the island since 2013.

Jeremy Stubbs
Jeremy is the Director of the Upper School for Boys at Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma, WA. He attended a private school from pre-K through 12th grade and has worked in independent schools for 16 years.

Larissa Webb
Larissa is the Assistant Director of Operations at Open Space for Arts and Community and the parent of two Harbor School students.

Teri Rutledge, Head of School