Raine Bergstrom Chair
Current term: November 2019-November 2021 (Board member since July 2016)
Raine is a software executive who is passionate about emerging technology and enjoyed success in both startups and large companies like Adobe, Aol, and Intel. Working in a frenetic often cold corporate environment gave Raine intense appreciation for the sincerity and love of animals. Even before the Internet, Raine worked to bring technical advances to animal non-profits. He’s built training labs, web sites, Facebook pages, social media plans, and won Google grants, all to increase the online persona of organizations devoted to animal welfare. Raine is committed to eradicating animal cruelty and providing justice for those who can’t protect themselves. Making animal lives humane and happier is one of his greatest life goals. Raine has 3 amazing rescue pets: Maggie, Sasha and Suki (dog, cat, cat) who rule his home. Oh, and he has a wife and 2 children (wife, daughter, daughter) who rescued him.
Kathy Caricaburu Member
Current term: September 2018-September 2020
Kathy is a Principal Design Director in the AI+R organization at Microsoft, focusing on new search and AI experiences. Her design career has spanned over several years with large corporations including T-Mobile, Expedia and IBM along with smaller companies as an art gallery director and a designer at the Prague Post in the Czech Republic. Kathy enjoys working on cutting edge technology, but her unwavering love and passion since childhood has been for animals. Moved by all the animals suffering during hurricane Katrina, Kathy took a year and a half off from the tech world to go work for Best Friends, a large no-kill animal sanctuary. She volunteers when possible and often finds herself rescuing wounded wildlife and feeding street animals during her vacation travels around the world. Kathy is excited to be on the board for Pasado’s Safe Haven where she can be an advocate for ending animal cruelty and bring awareness to animal causes. She lives in Redmond with her partner Eric and two rescue cats – Mia and Bijou.
Thomas Cock Board Treasurer
Current term: November 2018-November 2020
Tom is a long time financial journalist, investment manager, educator, and author. Tom is the founder and CEO of Vestory, a Registered Investment Advisory based in Bellevue. Vestory is responsible for managing $450 million dollars for clients in 31 states. Financial Adviser Magazine recognized Vestory as one of the 50 Fastest Growing RIA’s the past 2 years. Tom has been a financial journalist for over 25 years and is currently co-host of Talking Real Money which airs on KOMO Saturdays at Noon and is a popular podcast. He also spent 5 years as host of PBS TV’s Serious Money, where he was nominated for a Regional Emmy. Active in his community, Tom is currently a board member of the Rotary Club of Bellevue, is a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Council for Whitman College, and was a founding member of the Washington News Council. He also heads the Thomas C. Turner Memorial Scholarship, and has served on the boards of many community organizations. Tom has spoken to thousands of people about money, retirement and investing. He has also been an adjunct professor at Northwest University. An active sportsman, Tom is a licensed soccer referee and spends considerable time officiating high school games. Tom is a graduate of Whitman College and is the father of 4 children and has 3 grandchildren. He lives with his wife, Dawnelle, and daughter, Aria, in Woodinville.
Jeff Curwen, CAE Vice Chair
Current term: July 2017-July 2019 (Board member since July 2015)
Jeff is a nonprofit management consultant who focuses on fundraising and educational programming for trade associations all over the west coast. A Tacoma native, Jeff spent most of the past decade in California and Arizona. He is devoted to helping animals live a cruelty-free life and actively volunteers with organizations in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. Jeff also sits on the Board of Directors of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Seattle. He and his wife, Beth, live in Renton with their dog, and two cats — all rescues.
Christa Farmer Member
Current term: September 2017-September 2019
Christa is a Director for Philanthropy at UW Medicine on the neurosciences team, focusing on Alzheimer’s disease, autism and traumatic brain injury. With over 12 years in the fundraising arena, she is excited to bring her professional skills to meet her personal passion of animal welfare. Christa lives in Seattle with her husband, Jonathan and their two rescue cats and one rescue dog.
Kim Fuqua Member
Current term: December 2017-December 2019
Kim leads Executive and Internal Communications for Holland America Group, and has had a broad career spanning various industries including television, music, technology, politics and non-profit. In the early 90s, Kim worked in communications for a Seattle TV station and the rock band Pearl Jam, and was the first producer of NBA.com when the web was brand new. She has lived in London building some of the first websites, received a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, was a legislative aide for a Texas House member, and spent three months in South Africa working for Conservation International, before returning to spend another month in the bush to do research for a novel. Her earliest memory of the answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?”, however, was “veterinarian.” A lifelong lover of and passionate advocate for animals, Kim is thrilled to be on the Pasado’s Safe Haven Board. She lives in Seattle with her fur baby, Henri.
Dr. Emily Grossman, DVM Secretary
Current term: November 2019-November 2021 (Board member since August 2008)
Emily volunteered at Pasado’s Safe Haven every Saturday from 2000-2004, mucking stables, de-lousing chickens and trimming goat hooves. It was this time at the sanctuary that inspired her to quit her job as a high-school math teacher and apply to veterinary school. And it was thinking about how she could help Pasado’s in the future that kept her going during her four rough years as a student living in a single-wide trailer in Pullman, Washington. Emily realized her dream and has been serving on the board since her graduation in 2008. Emily practices in Seattle and also loves volunteering at the Doney Memorial Clinic for the pets of Seattle’s homeless population.
Jim Hedington Member
Current term: February 2019-February 2021
Jim is Director Global Executive Talent Acquisition at Starbucks Coffee Company. In this role, he leads a team responsible for global executive searches in partnership with the CEO and Leadership Team to identify future leaders for the organization. Prior to joining Starbucks, Jim served as Human Resource Manager at Fluke Corporation where he had responsibility for human resource management, recruiting and benefits. Jim obtained his BA Human Services from Western Washington University and is a Certified Executive Coach. Jim serves on the board of directors for Pet Partners, a non-profit focused on the human-animal bond and promoting animal-assisted therapy, activities and education. Jim a native of Washington state and lives in Sammamish with his partner of 17 years Jamie and two cats Betty and Henry. He is also the godfather to a German Shepard named Kodiak who loves to hike.
Herb Weisbaum Member
Current term: July 2018-July 2020
Herb Weisbaum is an Emmy award-winning broadcaster and one of America’s top consumer experts. Herb covers the consumer beat for Seattle’s KOMO Radio and nationally for NBCNews.com. During his distinguished career, he has reported for NBC’s TODAY Show, CBS News, and Good Housekeeping magazine. As part of his consumer reporting, Herb regularly provides important information to pet parents. Herb and his wife, Debra, are passionate animal lovers. They have been actively involved in animal rescue for more than 30 years and have helped raise millions of dollars to care for homeless pets in the NW. They currently share their home with their two rescue animals: Sam, an amazing Chihuahua-Terrier mix and Buster, a super-friendly Ragdoll cat.
Every member of our Board is an independent, voting member.