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Board of Directors 

Board meetings are 7:00 PM on the last Tuesday of the month via Zoom.
All meetings are open to members.
Don Stephanian


11 years ago my wife and I chose to move to Klahanie because the community represented what we both felt was an ideal setting to raise our family. Now our children are 8 & 10 and we still feel the same about this community. Currently I am on the Communication committee and the Building & Special Projects committee for Klahanie.
Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Scott Leist

Vice President

Scott and his wife Sally moved to Klahanie in 1999. They have raised two daughters and invested many hours at the Klahanie pools through the Klahanie Swim Team. Scott is a criminal defense attorney in his own private practice and also consults with the Pepperdine Law School in Uganda.

Term expires: 12/31/2022

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Thomas Beeks

Board Treasurer 

Thomas has lived in the Willows with his wife, Lisa, since January 1993 where they raised their three kids. He has a long standing career in the commercial real estate industry including acquisitions, dispositions, redevelopment, leasing and management. He has been actively involved with Klahanie and previously served on the Board of Directors. Currently, he is chair of both the F&O Committee as well the ACC


Term expires: 12/31/2024

Board Elections 

The Board of Directors will have two (2) open seats available in the upcoming election in March. Each director serves a three-year term. We are seeking dedicated candidates who represent our wonderfully diverse and vibrant Klahanie community.  

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Ted Klarich

Board Director

Ted has been a Klahanie resident for 21 years with his wife Sheryl and his two children, Andrew and Ryan. He graduated as high school valedictorian of Bonnes Ferry High. Attended the University of Puget Sound and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing.  Ted worked at Burien Toyota for over 20 years working his way up to General Sales Manager. He made a career change two years ago and now works for Fairway Mortgage on refinances and preapprovals for new home loans.  Since his start he has been setting records to get families into homes. It is important to Ted to help people the way he would like to be helped.

Term expires: 12/31/2022

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Jennifer Shepherd

Board Secretary

I moved to WA over 20 years ago and have been a Klahanie resident for the past 12 years with my husband Ben and my 3 boys.  We were drawn to this community because of the amazing people and all the great amenities Klahanie has to offer.  I love fine arts and working with children.  I have a degree in early childhood development and dance.  For the past 25 years, I have been an entrepreneur.  Before starting my family, I owned a children's dance studio in upstate NY, and now have a photography business focused on children and families. I’m also an active member of the community volunteering with the PTSA and the Eastside Soccer Club. 

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Tiffany Rano

Board Director

I love Klahanie so much that, after a year of renting in the neighborhood, I purchased a home here. You'll often find me biking along Klahanie roads and trails with my husband and two kids. With a Masters of Architecture, 10+ years experience in the field, along with being a certified Passive House consultant, I'm hoping to share my expertise with the community. As for the Board, I'd like to bring a different perspective by representing women and minorities. Last year, I began volunteering with the Klahanie Architectural Control Committee to assist in the modernization of our neighborhood and updating the Architectural Controls Guidelines. I've enjoyed making connections with staff and residents, have seen how change can be implemented, and want to continue making improvements by serving on the Board of Directors. 

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Fred Nava

Board Director

Fred grew up in Bellevue and moved to Klahanie in 1996 with this wife, Ana. They have raised a son, Nicholas and a daughter, Olivia in Klahanie.  He has worked in Software Engineering since the early 1990's working for companies like Microsoft and Hulu.  He currently works for The Walt Disney Company. The family has been significantly involved in the local swim community since 2008 when Nicholas joined Klahanie Swim Team for the first time. Fred currently volunteers his time helping officiate swim meets for the Klahanie Swim Team, Skyline High School and the Issaquah Swim Team.  He hopes to help the community continue to make responsible improvements to our facilities and services that will benefit current and future Klahanie Residents for years to come. 

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