Friends of the Library Board Members

Stan Mayhew
Karen and I moved to San Juan Island full time in 2012 following my retirement as a county and municipal judge and as a practicing attorney in Fairplay, Colorado. We keep busy around our property on the island. In addition to my volunteer work with the Friends of the Library, I also enjoy volunteering at the Library checking and shelving books and doing book mending. I also volunteer at the San Juan Island Food Co-op. For fun, I sing with the San Juan Singers and the Island Chordsmen Plus.
Nancy Sheplor
Nancy Sheplor has been enthusiastic about libraries since junior high school in Texas. This is when she became a library aide, shelving books, helping class mates find titles and assisting the librarian. Her first 'adult' book was "Robinson Crusoe." An avid reader and library enthusiast all her life, Nancy received her school library endorsement and lived happily ever after in libraries. She worked in Texas, Alaska and here in Friday Harbor. You can find her processing new materials, shelving and straightening and occasionally assisting patrons, even now. Giving a helping hand with Friends of the Library is yet another way to support our library.
Judy Bentzen
A salty accountant with a love for books and libraries sums up Judy's life pretty well. Served as a “Tugboat Annie” aboard a salvage tug; actively worked several boatbuilding/marina operations; raced competitively with husband Arne aboard several class sailboats; employed as an accountant throughout her life.
Lisa Pignatiello
Kathy Ballard
Valdi Bjarnason
Valdi was born and raised in Iceland from where he gets his lovely accent. He and his speech pathologist wife Patti moved from Seattle to the Island more than twenty years ago. Valdi has embraced Island life and loves being of service to the community.
Susan Stricker
Beth Spaulding
Nina VanLund
Born in San Francisco, Nina lived in many states across the country before returning to the west coast in 1985. She taught in Missouri, New Hampshire, and Olympia, before moving to San Juan Island--the best place of all--twenty years ago. Nina loves reading, walking, and volunteering for the Library and Hospice San Juan.