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Meet our Team



Chris Caldwell

Originally from Montana, Chris has lived in Whatcom County for 30 years and been the Director of Sales & Marketing at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa in Fairhaven for 10 years. This is her 4th year on the Fairhaven Assn board, her 3rd year leading the Dirty Dan Murder Mystery event committee, and she spent 8 years on the Marketing committee. She loves connecting with association members, promoting the Village to visitors, and providing opportunities for collaboration to make Fairhaven Village the special place that it is. When not at The Chrysalis or FA, Chris enjoys reading, hiking, golfing, trying new recipes, exploring new places, and spending time with family and friends, especially lake days and game nights! She welcomes questions about the Fairhaven Association at

Vice President

Marissa Powell

As a proud native of Whatcom County, Marissa is grateful for the opportunity to both work and play in beautiful Fairhaven. Throughout her 9+ years at the Fairhaven Peoples Bank, where she currently serve as Branch Manager, Marissa has always had a deep appreciation for the strong sense of connection and community spirit that lives here. When she’s not working or helping with the Fairhaven Association, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband, playing tennis and pickleball, or burying herself in a good book.


Sarah Woelkers-Prescott

Sarah works alongside her husband, Jason, at Fairhaven Gold. They purchased the business from the previous owner in 2020. Prior to coming to work with Jason in 2022, Sarah worked in Healthcare Supply Chain management.  Sarah is currently working towards attaining her GIA Graduate Gemologist certification in order to further enhance her family business.  She loves spending time in Fairhaven with her young son and daughter, and dog Chai. Sarah feels the Fairhaven community is very supportive and that being a member of the Board has provided an opportunity to get involved and be a more active member.


Jessica Gigot

As a writer and writing coach, Jessica is grateful for the chance to work with clients in her office in historic Fairhaven and, virtually, around the world. You can also find her tending her small sheep farm in the Skagit Valley, attending a reading or hosting a writing group at Village Books, playing at the beach with her husband and two daughters, or running around the tennis courts at BTTC. Jessica looks forward to the chance to contribute to Fairhaven's vibrant community through this organization.



Traci Bjorklund

Traci's draw to become a Fairhaven Association board member came from a personal relationship with this special community. After enjoying Fairhaven as a resident of the area and business owner for many years, her desire is to help continue the benefits and good the Association has provided Fairhaven. You can find Traci in one of many ways in Fairhaven – dining, shopping, meeting friends for coffee or happy hour, at her Edward Jones office, or getting her steps in on a daily walk along Taylor Dock. If you see her out and about, be sure to say hi!

Daniel Agosta

Daniel is serving his first year on the Fairhaven board of directors. He is a chiropractor at Reconnect Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Fairhaven that focuses on active, patient centered care. He is looking forward to continuing his volunteer work in the community and helping the Fairhaven Association with their many community events throughout the year.

Tim Anderson

Tim moved to Bellingham in 2010 after living in San Diego for 23 years. The consistent weather of 75 and sunny got to be too much. The draw of Bellingham was more for his wife Michele who had grown up in Bellingham, gone to the local schools, and graduated from WWU. She is now in her 10th year of working there. Tim is in his 37th year of the financial services business with Ameriprise Financial. When not working, he enjoys playing tennis and golf and, of course, volunteering on the Fairhaven Association Board. Together they have one son Brady who lives and works in Seattle.

Bridget Knutson

Bridget loves living on the south side and working in Fairhaven! Ever since she attended college at WWU years ago, she had been drawn to the charm and beauty of this area. It had always been a dream of hers to open a small shop, and as the opportunity presented itself, she was fortunate enough to open Adored Boutique in the heart of Fairhaven. It has been a blessing to work in such a welcoming and caring community. When not at work, Bridget enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as running, hiking and yoga.
Amber Machin

Amber Machin

Amber is a pediatrician in Fairhaven, opening her practice in October of 2022. She’s been a pediatrician for 12 years, with 8 years working in the Emergency Department at a level 1 trauma center in Texas. She and her husband always had Bellingham on their radar and were finally able to make the move happen 3 years ago. They also took a leap of faith when they both opened their own businesses, Fairhaven Coffee and Fairhaven Pediatrics. They absolutely love being a part of the Fairhaven community, as it feels like home. Fairhaven fosters strong social connections and a supportive network of local businesses. With its unique character and charm, there really is no other neighborhood like it. Amber is so proud to be a resident of this historic area.


Robin Robertson

Since 2000, when Robin and her husband bought the Bellingham Training & Tennis Club, she has been directly involved with Fairhaven and has served on and off the Fairhaven Association board since then. She loves being part of the Fairhaven Association to promote our beautiful district, invite others to enjoy it, make opportunities to connect our businesses to each other, and to share in a voice for Fairhaven. When she’s not engaged with her own business of helping people with their knee issues (she’s had 12 knee surgeries herself!) or helping out with Fairhaven, Robin loves to travel by bicycle to explore different parts of the world. She and her husband Doug recently completed a 4 leg, self-supported bike trip across America from Bellingham WA to Yorktown VA.



Executive Director

Heather Carter

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