Geoff Dunbar and his wife, Jennifer, first stumbled upon the San Juan Islands in 1997 when they needed a place to moor their newly-purchased boat. They were so taken by the beauty of the islands that they purchased a home on San Juan Island within a year and have kept their boat in Roche Harbor year-round to this day. Avid long distance cruisers, they have cruised throughout the San Juans and the Inside Passage as far North as Alaska.
After graduating from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Geoff began his career as a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, a large general management consulting firm. He then served 10 years as COO and CEO of two small high-tech companies. Geoff spent the last 15 years of his career as a Senior Partner of Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive recruiting firm, building Boards of Directors and senior management teams for private equity clients worldwide. He has also served on a number of Boards of Directors, for both public and private corporations.
Geoff and Jennifer now happily spend the majority of their time in the San Juans with their golden retriever, Thatcher. “The islands are a treasure which are as fragile as they are beautiful,” Geoff says. “The San Juan Preservation Trust represents our best hope for preserving them for future generations.”