Rob Davy, President
Committee Work: Governance, Finance
Robert grew up in western Washington, and now lives in Kitsap County with his wife and two boys. Robert became involved with Silverwood after his oldest son began attending second grade. Robert served in the Navy for four years, graduated from Western Washington University and worked in the IT industry for several years while he attended law school at night. After graduating Seattle University School of Law, he and his wife spent a few years in Tucson, only to return to Kitsap to start their family. After a decade as a prosecutor, Robert recently put his law career on hold in order to stay at home and take over as the Domestic First Responder while his wife, Summer, continues to build her successful real estate career. Although he misses the courtroom, Robert enjoys being involved in ensuring students receive a quality education and “challenging them to become confident, compassionate citizens and skilled, life-long learners.”
Matt Hebard, Vice-President
Matt has two daughters. One attending Silverwood and the the other recently graduated; their experience at Silverwood has been wonderful. As a board member Matt hopes to see wonderful experiences continue to be extended to all Silverwood students. Matt volunteers with many youth oriented activities in the Puget Sound area. He enjoys eating pie.
Mary Kunish, Secretary
Neal Williams, Treasurer
Committee Work: Finance
Neal began working for the CPA firm of Hurley, Williams & Cook in 1997 as a staff accountant and worked his way up until becoming a shareholder of the firm in 2003. He currently provides services for governmental clients as well as small business and individual tax clients. Neal is a native of Washington State, having been born in Mt. Vernon and raised in Seattle. Neal graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Central Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Washington. After college, he began his career at a local CPA firm in Silverdale, Washington, before coming to work for his current firm. Recently, Neal was given the opportunity to provide CPA services to Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet), a Washington governmental entity who received two ARRA grants totaling more than $138,000,000 for projects to expand their broadband network into underserved and unserved areas of Washington State. Neal assisted NoaNet in researching their administrative requirements and participated in the initial planning of the grant administration. From his research and planning, Neal developed several worksheets and methods of gathering data which were used by NoaNet during the three year grant period. Neal also prepares monthly and annual financial statements for NoaNet as well as providing audit preparation services which helped NoaNet get through three A-133 audits with no federal findings or questioned costs. Neal currently lives in Silverdale, Washington, with his daughter Elizabeth and enjoys being a father and volunteering his time to her school’s finance committee and board of trustees.
Jason Foster, Board Member
Sherrill Gross, Board Member
Julie McElroy-Brown, Board Member
Julie has deep family roots in the woods and waters of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and as a Silverwood parent, she enjoys the special beauty of the school’s campus on a daily basis. Julie worked as a Registered Nurse for many years and then returned to school in 2004 to broaden her education. She graduated from the University of Washington, Tacoma with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and a minor in Environmental Studies, and then continued on to complete a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Non-Fiction) at Pacific Lutheran University. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing through Gonzaga University’s Online Graduate Program. Julie has a passion for education (she really likes school!), and brings her own inquisitive nature to the Board of Trustees in support of Silverwood’s other “intellectually adventurous life-long learners.”
Taylor Martens, Board Member
Committee Work: Development
Taylor’s roots may be Minnesotan, her heart may be Californian (home for nearly 20 years), but she and her family are thoroughly enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to having children and leaving the working world, Taylor was Vice President of Business Development for CONNECT, a nonprofit organization launched out of UC San Diego that served to grow San Diego’s innovation economy. Before that, Taylor worked in development, marketing, and events for a variety of other organizations, including the San Diego International Sports Council, San Diego Padres, (the former) San Diego Chargers, San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, and the San Diego Business Journal. Taylor attended UC Santa Barbara and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Taylor is married to Jeff, a Navy physician, and is a proud mother of three young kiddos, one of whom is an enthusiastic Silverwood student. The Martens family came to Washington after three years exploring Japan. Taylor is eager to serve on the Silverwood board of trustees and lead its Development Committee.
Steve Milles, Board Member
Steve is a native of Western Washington and now lives in Poulsbo with his wife and two girls. Since graduating from the University of Washington in 2003 with a B.A. in Finance, he has spent his professional career in the financial services industry. Steve has worked for Wells Fargo for the last 10 years and is currently a commercial banker in downtown Seattle. Steve cherishes spending time with his family and can also be found under the hood of one of his old cars or running around the town in preparation for an upcoming half-marathon. Steve’s daughters love attending Silverwood school, where they are provided with an outstanding education, a wonderful learning environment and a caring community of teachers and staff.