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Russ Pfeiffer-Hoyt ,  Board President & Director of District 5, Photo of a person

Russ Pfeiffer-Hoyt

Board President & Director of District 5
(360) 595-2512

Russ Pfeiffer-Hoyt has lived in the Mount Baker School District for 35 years and has been a school board member since 1999. Russ has served on the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Academic Achievement Task Force, and currently the Chairperson of the WSSDA Trust Land Task Force. He has also been a volunteer firefighter with WCFD #16 since 1990. Russ and his wife, Cindy, own a construction company, building trails and bridges for the US Forest Service. They have three grown daughters all of who started at Acme Elementary School and graduated from Mount Baker High School. Term expires 2024 | Served since 1999.

Brian Kelly, Director of District 1, Photo of a person

Abigail Yates

Director of District 1

Abigail (Abby) is a proud Mount Baker alumni and a parent to two children in our district - one attending Harmony Elementary and one attending Mt. Baker High School. She lives with her husband, children and dogs on her family's ancestral land on the Nooksack River. Abby is an enrolled member of the Nooksack Indian Tribe. Abby began her Marketing career in 2001 working for Indigenous communities and has continued on that path since then. She has been a full-time entrepreneur since 2012 and owns and operates a strategic marketing agency and a seasonal food cart. Abby has served in various board capacities for many organizations including Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Whatcom County, Whatcom Women in Business, Whatcom Young Professionals, Sergeant at Arms for Nooksack Tribal Council and sits on multiple business boards for the Nooksack Indian Tribe. Abby appreciates all the opportunities attending Mt. Baker School District afforded her. She is excited to have the opportunity to serve our children and our community, two of her greatest passions. Term expires 12/31/2025 | Served since 2022.

Edward Fox, Director of District 2, Photo of a person

Edward Fox

Director of District 2

Edward Fox is a proud Mount Baker Dad who has lived in the Columbia Valley since 2008.  Ed and his wife Laura are busy raising four children, who are attending Mount Baker Junior High and Kendall Elementary. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering and has been a business owner and General Manager since 2016.  Ed enjoys outdoor activities with his family, including riding dirt-bikes and skiing at Mount Baker.  He has been involved with coaching youth sports, including fast-pitch, football, and basketball.  Ed is excited about the future of our Mount Baker community. He appreciates the diligence, hard work, and sacrifices made by so many to help point our children in the right direction. Term expires 12/31/2023 | Served since 2022.

Annie Elder, Director of District 3, Photo of a person

Annie Elder

Director of District 3
(360) 202-0067

Annie Elder has been a Mount Baker resident since 2014. She has worked with children and families in various capacities in the school district since 2010. Annie served on the Foothills Food Bank board of directors for four years prior to joining the Mount Baker school board. She currently has a private practice as a mental health counselor, specializing in supporting youth and young adults. She lives in the South Fork valley with her husband and two daughters. Term expires 2024 | Served since 2019.

Brenna Reaugh, Director of District 4, Photo of a person

Brenna Reaugh

Director of District 4

Brenna Reaugh has lived and worked in Whatcom County for 19 years. In that time, she has had the pleasure of building relationships within the community through working at The North Fork, as well as volunteering for many events with the Kendal PTA, Mount Baker Drama Department, the occasional concession stand, and working as a substitute within the district. Brenna feels the Mount Baker School District has been welcoming and supportive of her and her daughter over the  last 13 years, and she looks forward to being welcoming and supportive of current and future students, families, and staff. Term expires 2023 | Served since 2021.