Rich has a lifelong history with Teamsters Local 231. His father was a proud member of Local 231 working in the freight and moving & storage industries. Rich knows what it is like to grow up in a family of 7 people who were supported on one Teamster income, with wages and benefits that were fought for over decades. Rich started his career as a local 231 member in 1991 at Yellow Freight. He served many years as shop steward and was a Trustee on the Local 231 Executive Board for several years prior to becoming a Business Representative in 2010. Rich became Local 231 Secretary-Treasurer in September of 2012. He currently serves on the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust as a Trustee and is the Chairperson of the Appeals Committee. Rich serves as a Trustee for the Retiree's Welfare trust. He also serves on the Joint Council 28 Executive Board as Secretary-Treasurer. Rich is the Joint Council 28 Freight Division Chair and Union Co-chair for the Teamsters' and Employers' Board of Adjustment.
Rich represents: ABF Freight, Peninsula Truck lines, United Parcel Service Bellingham and Burlington, City of Burlington Clerical & Public Works, and Town of La Conner.
Jennifer represents: City of Anacortes, City of Bellingham Supervisory and Professional, Coupeville School District, Island County Deputy Prosecutors, Morse Distributers, City of Oak Harbor, Draper Valley Farms, Skagit County PUD, Americold Lynden & Burlington, City of Stanwood Clerical & Public Works, and Whatcom County Master Unit.
Daron started his career as a Teamster in 1999 serving the citizens of Skagit County as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. He became a shop steward in 2000, where he was a dedicated advocate for his fellow employees; and, in 2011, Daron joined Local 231’s Executive Board where he steadfastly served the members of the Local. He served in both capacities through January of 2014. In February of 2014, Daron joined the staff at Local 231 serving the members of the Local as a Business Representative. He has not looked back since and continues to look forward to the future utilizing his experience and dedication to work hard in serving the members of this great Local Union. In September of 2018 Daron was appointed Recording Secretary on the Executive Board for Teamsters Local 231. He also serves as the Joint Council 28 Law Enforcement and Corrections Division Chair.
Daron represents: Construction (AGC); (including Haskell, Lakeside and Snelson), Associated Petroleum Products, Darigold, City of Everson, Island County Corrections and Support Staff, LTI Freight, Milky Way, Miles Sand and Gravel, Reisner, Skagit County Courts and Parks, Skagit County Juvenile Corrections, Whatcom County Corrections and Master Unit, and City of Blaine.
Currently works at Mount Vernon School District.
Currently works at Waste Management.
Heather represents: Bellingham Cold Storage, Commercial Cold Storage, EPL feed, City of Ferndale, Recycling and Disposal Services, Ridwell, Sanitary Service Company, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, Sudden Valley Community Association, Waste Management and Whatcom County PUD. Heather is also the Political Coordinator for the Local Union.
Kelsey, a lifetime resident of Whatcom County, was raised in a strong Union household; she was ecstatic to start her journey as a Teamster when she accepted a position as a Road Maintenance Worker with Whatcom County in 2017. In June of 2020, Kelsey left her position at Whatcom County Public Works and came to work in the office for Local 231 as the Dues Clerk and Administrative Assistant. In her new role, Kelsey learned many invaluable lessons and quickly realized her passion for the labor movement. In late 2021, Kelsey was promoted to her position as a full-time Organizer and Business Representative with Teamsters Local 231. Kelsey is excited to have this opportunity to grow our Union and to represent and fight for the members of local 231.
Kelsey represents: Bellingham Technical College, Cascade Ambulance, City of Lynden Public Works, City of Lynden Clerical, Whatcom County Master, Bellingham Public Schools, Ferndale School District, Mount Vernon School District, Aramark, Bimbo Bakeries, City of Mount Vernon, and Scoular.