Trustees & Contacts

The WCC needs your help to continue serving our community. If you’re interested in getting involved and serving as a trustee to make positive things happen in Wedgwood or if you’d just like some more information, please contact us ». You don’t need any prior experience, all you need is a desire to be involved in your community.

Current Caretakers

Per Johnson recently returned to the WCC after relocating back to Wedgwood with his wife, Paula, and two 3-year olds.  Per is a Seattle native, having grown up in the Madrona neighborhood.  He is currently serving as Interim Board President and previously served as president and trustee between 2009 and 2015.  

Chris Haskins, a Phoenix native, came to Seattle in 1998. After living in many different neighborhoods he and his wife Bernedette settled in Wedgwood in 2006. Chris claims to be a web site developer, and started working with the WCC in 2015 helping out with the web site. He became a community council trustee in July of 2016. In his spare time, Chris enjoys gardening, cooking, and walking the neighborhood. 

Brandon and Rachel Arteaga recently joined the WCC and look forward to working on community-building projects in the neighborhood. They are proud members of the UW husky pack and have lived (mostly) in the Seattle area since moving here from different small towns in southern Washington as undergrads. They have also lived in Boston and in Providence, Rhode Island, and they love to travel and explore. At this very moment, unless they are gardening, they are surely on an adventure with their 3-year old son Lukas.

Katie Fath is originally from South Georgia, but moved to Seattle with her husband Jim in 2004. Along with their 12 year old daughter and 10 year old son, they bought a home in Wedgwood in 2015. Katie joined the council in 2021. In her spare time Katie likes to garden, cook and boat with her family.

Sarah Chrzastowski – profile coming soon!

Nancy Wilder – profile coming soon!

Additional Contacts

Valarie Bunn grew up in Wedgwood and first began writing articles about neighborhood history in 1992 for the paper version of WCC’s Wedgwood Echo newsletter.  Currently Valarie has the on-line Wedgwood in Seattle History blog. email »

Ellen Blackstone is the communications coordinator for the Wedgwood Wide Block Watch. Email: