Allen Smith

Allen Smith and his wife, Sara, first came to Orcas Island on vacation in the mid-1990s, fell in love with the islands, and shortly thereafter built a home in Victorian Valley. Allen was the co-founder and CEO of ISX Corporation, a developer of advanced computer software systems located in California. After he retired in 2000, Allen remained as chairman of the board until 2006. Allen has a PhD in Anthropology from Princeton University, and has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the OPAL Community Land Trust (of which has been president). He is excited to serve on the Board of the San Juan Preservation Trust. “We live in an environment that is lovely but fragile,” he says. “I want to help preserve it so my children and grandchildren can enjoy it as much as I have.”