Jet City Board of Directors - 2016
Tad Anderson: Tad Anderson spent 25 years as an atmospheric scientist, mostly at the University of Washington, before retiring at age 55 in order to be more civically involved. He currently works part-time as a church visitor and volunteers for various environmental causes. He was initially attracted to Jet City StoveWorks through his friendship with "Dr. Dave" (Covert).
Tad currently serves as the board's Treasurer. He enjoys working on this very practical approach to some of the large -scale problems (indoor air pollution, global warming) that he studied as a scientist.
Linwood Carlson: Lin values the opportunity to work with friends on the development and promotion of Jet City StoveWorks and serves as board Secretary. He received his MSW from the University of Washington and has worked in the fields of youth development, drug treatment and education. Linwood worked for Seattle Public Schools from 1987-2009.
Over the past seven years, he has learned much from cross-cultural experiences with communities in Mexico, Kenya, Nepal and Tanzania as a volunteer for Global Citizens Network. Lin is also active in RESULTS, a non-profit committed to creating the public and political will to end hunger and poverty. He serves on the University Baptist Church's Peace, Justice and Reconciliation Team as well as volunteering at Concord Elementary School.
David Covert: David Covert, Ph.D., is a Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington. Dave's area of study and research has been atmospheric chemistry focusing on: aerosol physics, chemistry and optics, instrument development for aerosol analysis, climate effects and global distributions of aerosol particles.
His focus with Jet City StoveWorks have been stove design, stove testing and sampling of smoke emissions from the stove - the Jiko Safi. Dave became involved in the stove development when David Otto asked for his help in developing a stove that could burn jatropha seed. Dave is an avid biker and hiker and spends time each year on trail building and repair.
Sarah Doherty: Sarah Doherty, PhD., is a Senior Research Scientist at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington. She studies how particulate pollution, such as smoke, interacts with sunlight to affect climate. She became aware of the need for clean cooking solutions through her work, and learned of Jet City StoveWorks from her colleagues and JCSW Board members David Covert and Tad Anderson. She is excited to be working on a project that directly helps improve the health and quality of life of families while also benefiting the environment, and at the same time supports small-scale, local businesses. Sarah hopes to do measurements in Tanzania to quantify the health, environmental and climate benefits of switching from traditional "three stone fire" wood and charcoal cooking to using the Jiko Safi.
Iona Stenhouse: Upon graduation from the University of Washington, Iona joined the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone as a secondary school teacher. Upon completing of her assignment in Sierra Leone, she attended graduate school at University of Denver where she earned an MA in International Studies. Her professional career migrated from teaching to office administration to benefit management, with a final position as Benefit Manager at Seattle University.
Iona is retired, but remains active as a volunteer - University Food Bank and a Client Service Volunteer with End of Life of Washington in addition to her responsibilities as President of the Jet City StoveWorks board of directors. Iona is married to David Otto and has lived in Seattle for 40 years. With David, she has been active in the development of the Jiko Safi stove. They have traveled to Tanzania three times to support their local partners in the promotion of the stove.