Dustin DeKoekkoek


Dustin and his family have lived in the Town Center neighborhood of Mountlake Terrace for the past 10 years. After starting MLTnews.com in 2009, Dustin has gone on to serve on the City's Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission (RPAC), the City Hall Advisory Committee (CHAC) and the Light Rail Station Advisory Committee. Dustin is a consulting civil engineer by day and is always open to a coffee or drink to talk about Mountlake Terrace.

Douglas Hoffman

Vice President

After a career in academic biomedical research, Douglas Hoffman began helping nonprofits to become more organized and efficient and to attract and manage grant funds.  He has worked with and helped organize nonprofit organizations supporting K-12 educational achievement and community development, and has worked with city and county governments.  

Rory Paine-Donovan

Rory was raised in Western Washington. He graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School and settled in Mountlake Terrace in 2014. 

Rory was a member of the 2017 Mountlake Terrace City Hall Advisory Committee. Previously, Rory worked advocating for Mountlake Terrace constituent and City priorities at the state legislature as staff to State Representative Luis Moscoso between 2012 and 2016. His nine-to-five is at Seattle Public Utilities working as a systems analyst working on customer and legislative affairs.

In his spare time Rory enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking,and riding his bicycles and motorcycle.

Adam Bettcher

Adam lives in the Town Center neighborhood near Evergreen Playfield, where he enjoys meeting friendly neighbors, getting around on a bicycle, and walking around the many parks. He also joined the Neighborhood Parks Improvement Subcommittee (NPIS) to report on conditions at Evergreen Playfield, so please let him know if any light bulbs are burnt out. In his day job, he is an acoustics and AV consultant, which he specialized in after starting as an architect. 

Lisa Bettcher

Lisa Bettcher lives in the Mountlake Terrace Town Center neighborhood and works as a Research Scientist at UW Medicine. She is passionate about promoting public health, community resilience, and strengthening the bonds within our community to improve our mental, physical, and emotional health.

In her free time, Lisa loves meeting people and discovering parks through playing Pokemon Go and riding her uni-wheel around town.