Our Board of Directors

Marla Skaglund


Marla is a long time Darrington area resident and volunteer.

Roselie Rasmussen

Vice President

Roselie first got involved with Darrington Strong when she began coordinating the effort for the North Mountain Lookout restoration. She also enjoys volunteering with the Friends for Public Use.

She is a local orthopedic massage therapist and fitness trainer. She enjoys her vegetable and rose gardens as well as backpacking on the local trails and teaching volunteers trail maintenance skills.​

Carson Tavenner


Carson Tavenner is the Treasurer for Darrington Strong and leads the Friends of North Mountain division. A lover of music and digging in the dirt, Carson enjoys applying his skills and passion to outdoor projects but also finds some time each year to teach online courses in global studies and leadership topics. Having grown up in Western Washington hiking the trails around Mount Rainier, he returned to the Cascades in 2011 after 20 years of military service with the U.S. Air Force. As a devoted member of the local community, he looks forward to providing his neighbors in the Sauk and Stilly valleys with more and more reasons to see the positive future ahead for all.
Rick Knight

Rick Knight

Recording Secretary

After moving to the area in 2010 and witnessing the impressive and heroic efforts that brought the Stillaguamish community together during the tragic event at Oso, Rick attended his first Darrington Strong meeting with a desire to serve in whatever capacity he could. His first project was to act as Darrington Coordinator for the “Ride to Remember Oso”, a memorial bicycle ride from Arlington to Darrington, sponsored by the “America’s Best Communities” (ABC) organization to commemorate the three year anniversary of the Oso Slide.
In addition to the Ride to Remember, and also sponsored by the ABC competition, he volunteered to design and build a “pocket park” located on Darrington Street, and continues to work to maintain and improve the space as it grows and flourishes.
As a retired contractor with a lifetime passion for building and remodeling, Rick joined the Friends of North Mountain team to restore the North Mountain Lookout.

Rick has served as recording secretary for Darrington Strong since 2018. His other passions include photography and visual arts, holistic agriculture, and all the natural sciences. His work experience includes 30+ years in sales and marketing.



Board Position

Savannah Richter joined the Darrington Strong Board of Directors in 2022.

Savannah is Chair of the Whitehorse Community Artisans. WCA is a division of Darrington Strong whose mission it is to bring together all local artisans, in order to collaborate in skill development and create profitable and rewarding livelihoods.

She also gathers information about events for the Community Calendar and shares these events every evening on Facebook. Many of the event fliers around town were created by Savannah.

Savannah owns Savannah’s Naturals, which offers handmade health and beauty products.

Savannah loves Darrington for its community as well as the stunning landscape. She loves having her daughter and adorable grandson just a few minutes away.

Martha Rasmussen

Martha Rasmussen

Board Position

Martha was a founding member of Darrington Strong and is the past President.

She was the coordinator for Friends For Public Use, a division of Darrington Strong that works with the Darrington Ranger District to provide maintenance to local forest roads.

Martha is a past president of the Darrington Historical Society and has spent many hours gathering cherished memories and recording local history much of which is now available on our Discover Darrington website.

She also served for nine years on the Darrington Library Board.

When she’s not volunteering you can find her in one of her gardens, growing fruits and vegetables or surrounding herself with beautiful flowers.

Dawn Erickson

Board Position

Dawn is the former Recreation and Trails Supervisor for the Darrington Ranger District.  She volunteers with the Friends of the Library and was the Founder of the Darrington Outdoor Club.

She is now the Coordinator for the Friends of Fortson, a division of Darrington Strong dedicated to turning the old Fortson Mill site into a park with trails.

Darrington Strong holds elections in October of every even numbered year. In order to be eligible for a board position you must be a current Darrington Strong member.

Terms of office for elected positions are two years, starting January 1st.

Do you or does someone you know have the skills, compassion and energy needed to help steer this organization?

Add your nominations below.

Call for Nominations

2023-2025 DS Board of Directors

Both Nominator and Nominee must be Darrington Strong members.
Self nomination is encouraged.