Crops grow in one of the Dajabón gardens made possible by local Rotarians. (contributed photo)

Crops grow in one of the Dajabón gardens made possible by local Rotarians. (contributed photo)

Edmonds College instructor elected president of national board

Edmonds College instructor elected president of national digital forensics board

Edmonds College instructor Steve Hailey was elected as the 2021 president of the Digital Forensics Certification Board, a professional organization that advances digital forensic science and provides a certification process for members of the profession.

Hailey has taught at EC since 1999. He began by developing and instructing one of the state’s first college-level digital forensics courses, and he later created the college’s Cyber Defense and Digital Forensics program. In 2011, he established the state’s first physical data recovery class at EC, which includes a surgically sterile clean room for dismantling and repairing hard drives.

Hailey often collaborates with fellow EC instructor Mike Andrew. Both are instructors for programs sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Steve Hailey

Steve Hailey

“Being an active practitioner in the industry allows me to impart current, relevant information to our students, long before it makes it into any textbook,” Hailey said. “I take great pride in the fact that we have students move here — sometimes from other states or countries — because of our program’s reputation.”

Camp Fire elects officers and presents awards

Camp Fire Snohomish County Council held its annual meeting late last month when officers for the 2021 Governing Board of Directors were elected and volunteer awards were presented.

The following officers were elected: Krissy Davis, president; Albert Chang, vice president; Scott James, treasurer, and Terri Vail, secretary.

Honors went to Russ Hermes, a 20-year Volunteer Tenure Award; Stephanie West, Shawnequas Award for outstanding service in the Club Program; Nikki Marzolf, the Farnsworth Award for outstanding service in the Club Program; Joy Balmer, the Sebago Award for her service to Camp Killoqua and Doug Smith with the Collier Award for strong service on the Finance Committee and as a board member.

Three special recognition awards were presented:

Mr. Kim Fischer — 30 years of computer technology support.

Jason Cross and family — service at Camp Killoqua.

Jason and Krissy Davis — service at Camp Killoqua.

Rotary harvests $107,000 for Dominican Republic gardens

Five years of work and eight visits by Rotary Club of Everett members will soon yield crops for farmers in the Dajabón region of the Dominican Republic.

Grants totaling nearly $107,000 from the Rotary Foundation, Everett-area Rotary clubs, Rotary District 5050 and more were given to help low-income Dominicans build greenhouse gardens where they will raise vegetables to eat and sell.

The seeds were planted in June 2015, when Everett Rotarians Ed Petersen, Julie Herber and Greg Lineberry traveled to the Caribbean nation seeking a new global outreach project. They visited local Rotaries, including one in remote northern Dajabón.

“Our purpose is to train the garden owners in entrepreneurship,” Petersen added. “They will learn agriculture production, accounting and marketing and sales skills, to set them up for long-term success.”

In a meeting with local residents, Dajabón Rotarians and members of Centro de Madres, a local service organization, a plan was settled to create 10 gardens, each covering 300 square meters (about 3200 square feet). The trial was funded with a $5,000 grant from the Everett Rotary, matched by Rotary District 5050, which includes parts of Washington and British Columbia.

“We’re going to do 60 gardens in 2021,” Petersen said. “When the first phase of 20 gardens is completed, we’ll release the funds for 20 more.”

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