Sustainable Bainbridge elects new executive committee

The new executive committee for Sustainable Bainbridge: Treasurer Marit Saltrones, President Jane Lindley, Secretary Maradel Gale and Vice President Rob Smallwood.  - Photo courtesy of Sustainable Bainbridge
The new executive committee for Sustainable Bainbridge: Treasurer Marit Saltrones, President Jane Lindley, Secretary Maradel Gale and Vice President Rob Smallwood.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Sustainable Bainbridge

Sustainable Bainbridge has chosen a new executive committee for 2014.

Committee members are President Jane Lindley, Vice President Rob Smallwood, Treasurer Marit Saltrones and Secretary Maradel Gale.

Lindley recently retired from working remotely as the director of development and operations for an East Coast software company.

Prior to that, she ran her own web development company, Super WebGroup, for 10 years and enjoyed developing database-driven websites for clients such as the city of Bainbridge Island, the city of Gig Harbor, Pope Resources, the Port of Bremerton, Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau, Beldon Fund, the Russell Family Foundation, YES! Magazine, the University of Washington’s Conservation Magazine and the Brainerd Foundation.

Smallwood has been providing custom home building and remodeling services to Bainbridge Island for more than 30 years. He is passionate about promoting more sustainable design and building practices within the design/build community, the city of Bainbridge Island and the community at large.

Sustainable Bainbridge notes that environmentally responsible and resource efficient processes used during a building's life cycle not only help sustain the planet but also the homes in which we live. Smallwood Design & Construction built the Ellis home on Bainbridge, the first LEED Platinum home built west of Seattle and is on board to build the first Passive House on the island.

Saltrones is the business manager at the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. She is also a lifelong social activist, currently focused on the resilience and sustainability of Island households as a founder of the Prepared Neighborhoods initiative.

Saltrones' deep roots on the Island are reflected in the generations of her family buried at Port Blakely Cemetery. An entrepreneur, she has pioneered video-based distance learning, built and sold two small businesses, managed Northland Cable Television (during the beta tests of cable modem technology), served the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island as president in 2002-2003 and currently serves as public relations chairwoman for the Rotary auction.

Gale has had extensive experience with nonprofit organizations. A retired University of Oregon professor, she brings to her work 27 years of teaching and mentoring students in fields ranging from community and regional planning to law to cross-cultural communication.

Gale was a founder and the first president of the Oregon Environmental Council, and formed and directed the University of Oregon's Micronesia and South Pacific Program, which placed graduate students in island communities to engage in skills transfer in conjunction with a project important to the requesting agency or organization. She is also a member of the city of Bainbridge Island Planning Commission and is active with the Bainbridge Beach Naturalists.

Sustainable Bainbridge is a nonprofit that serves as an incubator for new initiatives in a variety of sustainability issues including Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, Let’s Pull Together, Prepared Neighborhoods, Sound Food, Building a Sustainable Economy lectures at the library, Zero Waste and many more.

For more information on Sustainable Bainbridge, visit


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