Board Bios

Sheila Harvey grew up in Santa Cruz California and attended the University of Washington where she met her husband Tom. After 20 years in California, they returned to Seattle in 2006 where a random viewing of a Craigslist post led them to the Lakewood Seward Park neighborhood. Sheila has been the Executive Director of the Lakewood Seward Park Community Association since 2010 and thoroughly enjoys working with the people who hold their special events at the clubhouse.  You might also spot her around the neighborhood with her two dogs, Remy and Sunny.

John Charles resides in his Seward Park home of 47 years with his wife Mary. John graduated from Rainier Beach High School and the UW. John is a life-long resident of Southeast Seattle having had a dual residence in Washington, D.C. while serving as Acting CFO and Assistant Secretary U.S Department of Commerce and Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration. He served eight years on Governor Locke’s Executive Cabinet as director of Washington’s Department of Retirement Systems and chair of the Washington State Investment Board. His career includes over twenty years in leadership positions in Seattle civil rights organizations, serving as a King County department director, and positions in private industry.

Sabranie Coyne is a native of the Pacific Northwest, having grown up in Anacortes, and has lived in Seattle her entire adult life. She’s called the “best neighborhood in the city” home for the past 22 years. When her family outgrew their first home, they convinced a neighbor to sell their house across the street so they could stay here in the Seward Park neighborhood. She’s a proud mom of two college and high school seniors (Franklin and UW) and is an active member of the community. Sabranie served as the Fundraising Chair at Orca K-8 for 9 years, and currently spends 3-5 days per week exploring and enjoying the Magnificent Forest of Seward Park. She’s a member of several community groups, including serving as long time LSPCC board member and, block watch captain, a moderator of the Lakewood Seward Park and Columbia City/Lakewood Buy Nothing Facebook Groups. She is a member of the Columbia City Business Association and has been a Realtor at Windermere Mt. Baker on Genesee for 13 years. With deep roots in the neighborhood and a love for 98118, Sabranie is always happy to chat about local real estate or share her favorite spots to visit in the area.

Aaron Evanson works downtown as a Senior Construction Project Manager for the federal government. A Northwest native and graduate of Seattle U., Aaron has enjoyed brief residencies in Florida, Tokyo and Washington, DC, but knew that he’d always come back to the PNW. Aaron has been on the LSPCC Board in various positions since 2010, when he moved to Lakewood with his wife, son, and two cats. Since moving to Seattle’s best-kept secret, Aaron’s family has grown to three amazing boys who attend Franklin HS, Aki Kurose, and Orca K-8, and a pup named Archer. When not attending to the Association’s business, Aaron enjoys spending time hiking, biking, cross country skiing and supporting his kids in their various endeavors including band, drama, and swimming.

Bill Muse moved to the neighborhood in 1993 to pursue his interest in excessive Xmas illumination. (Perhaps you know the house.) Bill retired from Microsoft and is now a housewife who putters equally well in the garage and the yard. Bill became LSPCC vice-president after it was found he lacked the skills to do anything useful. Like all vice-presidents, he can be counted on to show up consistently and drink his share.

 Jeannie O’Brien was born and raised in the Seward Park neighborhood and has never lived in Seattle north of 520. In 2009 there was talk of selling the LSPCC property, so Jeannie and her sister Karen decided to get involved with the LSPCC, having great memories of gatherings at the clubhouse, and seeing a need to engage the community on civic issues. Jeannie, husband Ken, daughter Cleo, dog Bubbles and cat Princess are residents for life, knowing no better neighborhood than this one. When Jeannie is not at the office or at a public meeting, she is waterskiing, swimming, snow skiing, or watching University Prep high school sports. She enjoys travel, cooking and entertaining, and all things Seafair and Seahawks.

Sheri Richardson has lived in the neighborhood more than fifteen years. She lives with husband, Rick, and her Seeing Eye dog just two blocks from the clubhouse. She is retired from federal government service and spends most of her time doing volunteer work and taking long walks by the lake. If you see Sheri and her dog walking around the neighborhood, please don’t hesitate to say hello. She loves meeting and getting to know her neighbors.

 Marty Oppenheimer has resided on S Willow St in Seward Park since 1983. With his wife, Robin, he opened the S Willow Street End in 2000 and it has become a significant neighborhood pocket park. Originally from New York, where he worked in Off-Broadway Theater, he has been a Washington resident since moving to Olympia in 1971 as a member of The Evergreen State College’s first class. His career path led him into the motion picture industry where he has worked as a cinematographer, supplied cameras to many productions and still designs & manufactures accessories for that industry. He manages to find time to support parks & open spaces, shoreline street ends and the manufacturing industry in Seattle. And somehow along the way, he and Robin find time for another passion, boating, with hopes of summers in the wilds of British Columbia.

Tracy Zaydman moved to Lakewood in 2020 right before the pandemic with her husband Mikhail. They are a very stereotypical Seattle family and both work in tech. Since then they have welcomed their two children Sasha and Karina. Tracy grew up in New York, lived in Seattle’s Capital Hill neighborhood for many, many years, and before moving to Hong Kong. Now, Tracy loves living in such a beautiful place and is excited to meet her neighbors.