Meet our Staff
Eric Potts, Executive Director
Eric Potts was hired as the new Executive Director in April 2015. Most recently, Eric was the Director of Admissions and Outreach at Grays Harbor College. Eric has years of experience working in the community promoting Education, Scholarships and our area to local students. Eric was raised in Aberdeen and is a 1998 graduate of JM Weatherwax High School and a 2002 graduate of Washington State University. After college, Eric moved back to the area to pursue a career and in 2005 was hired on at Harbor After School.
Jessica Hoover, Program Officer
Before joining the Community Foundation in June 2015, Jessica Hoover spent the last 9 years working in the nonprofit sector, working for organizations like The Collins Group and Providence St. Peter Foundation. She is a 2004 Graduate of J.M. Weatherwax High School and a 2008 graduate of The University of Washington. She is passionate about philanthropy and is happy to have recently moved back home to Grays Harbor to raise her family.
Karen Karnath, Office Manager
Karen Karnath joined the Foundation as Office Manager in April of 2015. She is a longtime resident of Grays Harbor, graduating from Hoquiam High School, and the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Karen has a strong employment background in Accounting and Business Administration.
Jim George, Finance & Accounting Officer
Finance and Accounting Officer Jim George began working for the foundation in February 2014. Raised in Oklahoma, he has worked in Miami, Atlanta, and San Francisco. He moved to Hoquiam in 2011 from Clark County, WA. Jim has received degrees from Purdue University (MBA and BS Engineering). Jim has extensive experience working with development of not-for-profit organizations, working for community improvement in economic development, homelessness and anti-drug abuse issues. He serves as the primary staff person for financial and bookkeeping responsibilities of the organization, including investment reconciliation and fund accounting for approximately 80 separate funds.