Director of Philanthropy
Barbara Courtney, Director of Philanthropy, moved to Orcas Island in 2005 to work for Orcas Center. In her spare time, she hiked and began to appreciate the protected areas of Orcas, particularly Moran State Park and Turtleback Preserve. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University, both of which led her to a career spent entirely in the nonprofit sector, specifically in the arts and the environmental fields. She loves these islands and wants to help protect them.