I have been a Unitarian since 1976. I first visited OUUF in 2017 and accepted the position as Administrative Coordinator in June of 2018. My other paid experience with a non-profit was as manager of the Rainbow Kitchen in Victoria, BC.
My education is in accounting, and I have worked in sales, marketing, office management, and commercial and residential property management. My longest position was office manager at the corporate office of a San Francisco national construction firm for 17 years and included supervising department employees and off-site offices across the country. Over the years I have also had opportunities to broaden my horizons in business as sole proprietor or partner in 5 businesses, the largest being a 4-year design-build emergency veterinary hospital in Del Mar, California, later staffing and managing the facility.
My goal working with OUUF is to be available and helpful to all friends and members, especially board trustees who work so hard and spend much energy to keep the Fellowship running.
Children’s Religious Education
Julia Buggy Teacher
Julia has a passion for all things health and wellness, loves crafts, especially beading and enjoys spending time outside. Currently, she works at Sunny Farms Supplements, the YMCA and owns her own yoga studio, Blue Mountain Yoga in Sequim! Julia is enrolled at Eight Limbs Yoga, Seattle 500 hr Yoga Teacher Training Program, where she has attended trainings on Dismantling Racism and Non-Violent Communication. Her first Yoga Teacher Training certificate was from Inner Vision Yoga in Tempe AZ in 2008. In 2011 she graduated from Bauman College as a Holistic Nutrition Educator.
Children’s Religious Education
Harmony Rutter Teacher
Harmony Rutter is a passionate educator, musician, avid gardener, bicycle enthusiast, and Mom of two; who brings her commitment to the Principles of Unitarian Universalism to the Religious Education Program at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Raised in a multi-faith home, she is inspired by her upbringing and her well-rounded liberal arts education at Pacific Lutheran University to foster an open mind and love of learning in her students.
Her first job working in education was in 2012 with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance of Oregon as a Walk+Bike Ambassador where she provided bicycle safety education to 4th and 5th graders in the Portland Public School District. After spending some time at an intentional community, she came home to Kitsap County and began exploring Montessori and Positive Parenting when she found out that she was going to be a mom in 2015. She has worked with the Bainbridge Island Cooperative Preschool and Sequim’s Little Explorers Early Learning Center. Her children attend Five Acre School where we met the wonderful Director of RE Julia Buggy. When she was invited by the Director to the fellowship in 2019 she felt immediately at home and accepted by the UU’s.
In addition to her work with the RE Program, Harmony is a Civil Rights Researcher with a Washington Non-Profit, collaborates with the amazing folks at the PNW Liberal Religious Educators Association, and just joined the WSU Extension Clallam County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. She hopes to inspire dedication to building a fair and just world full of peace, equity and living sustainably on Mother Earth.
LeRoy comes to us from San Diego, California. He began playing piano at a very early age, then branched out to include electronic organs and digital keyboards. During his colorful career, he has provided live music for the shows at San Diego’s Sea World, and background music for CBS-TV daytime dramas in New York. He was also a touring artist for the Hammond Organ Company.
Teaching organ, piano, and keyboard has been a major point in his career. Having studied with world famous concert organist Mildred Alexander, he uses her method of organ mastery. He also teaches a course called “Fake It Till You Make It”, for all keyboards.LeRoy provided music exclusively for the Center for Spiritual Living in San Diego for many years and now brings his own brand of inspired musicianship to OUUF.