Board

The Mitchell Point Owners' Association is an organization-managed governing body. The association was formed in 1974. All members living within the neighborhood are invited annually to participate in the annual association meeting, which is held on the 2nd Saturday in July each year. The Board, which is made up of resident volunteers, is elected by the association members to serve alternating two year terms. The Board is managed by the association by-laws.
 
From a process perspective, the MPOA Board meets on a quarterly basis to manage and govern the neighborhood association business affairs. 
 
The 2022-2023 MPOA Board of Trustees are:
 
 
Pete Van Deventer, President, petervandeventer@yahoo.com
Pete and his wife, April, have lived in the neighborhood since 2020, having moved here from Northern California. They currently own a global marketing company based out of their home. Pete has had a 35 year career primarily in the technology field, working for companies such as Intel and his own ventures. Having lived internationally and traveled to over 50 countries, Pete has a unique appreciation for Friday Harbor and all it has to offer. He has served in a number of non-profit capacities, including with Easter Seals, regional technology alliances and world trade organizations. Pete and April enjoy their four grown kids and their dog, Lucy, and they love to watch the wildlife with a glass of wine on the back deck. Pete was elected to the Board in 2021.
 
Glen Bruels, Vice President, glen@bruels.com
Glen and his wife, Deb have lived in the neighborhood since March 2011 when they finished construction on their home.  Glen retired as a senior partner in a global consulting firm in 2006 after a career serving clients in the areas of aerospace, defense, and intelligence.  Since that time, Glen and Deb split their time between San Juan Island and Puerto Vallarta, MX as well as doing lots of travel.  While in the Northwest, Glen has served on non-profit boards that provide affordable housing for low income people and help to preserve regional national parks.  He enjoys clay sculpture, cooking, wine, and travel.  Glen was elected to the Board in 2021
 
Arne Fuglvog, Secretary, fuglvog@gmail.com
Arne and his wife Celes moved to Mitchell Point in 2020, capping 10 years in Seattle. Arne is retiring this Fall after 8 years as the director of Government Affairs for Glacier Fish Company. He was born and raised on a small island in Southeast Alaska where he was a commercial fisherman for nearly 30 years.  Celes continues her work as Managing Director of a DC-based consulting firm, but she prefers to spend her time walking and kayaking around SJI. They can usually be found on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at Westcott Bay Oyster Farm  sharing a dozen barbequed oysters and a bottle of rosé. Arne was elected to the Board in 2022
 
John Patnaude, Treasurer, jmpatnaude@gmail.com
John and his wife Ann purchased there home in 2020 and enjoyed spending a majority of their time on the island during “work-from-home” during the pandemic.  John and Ann live in Seattle and look forward to moving to the neighborhood full time in the coming years.  John is the Managing Director of the Seattle office for Bernstein Private Wealth Management.  John’s past Board service includes 2 non-profit organizations that focused on education opportunities for low income children as well as serving on past HOA boards. John was elected to the Board in 2022. 
 
Sue Gordon, At-large sue@windermeresji.com
Sue grew up spending magical summers at her family's beach cabin here on the island. She did the same with her now grown four children. She met her husband, Jerry, on the island and moved to our neighborhood here on the westside. They are both now retired, she from real estate, enjoying five grandchildren and winters in Mexico on the Baja. Sue was elected to the Board in 2021