Read about the members of our board and staff that help make things possible.
Layli is the President of the Mukilteo Schools Foundation as well as an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo and a Board Member of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. She works as an Independent College Admissions Advisor, helping high school students navigate their way through the complicated college application process. In her free time she enjoys hiking and going to the beach with her husband and their two Golden Retrievers.
A native of Guam, Paul relocated to San Diego in 1996 working in the financial industry. In 2007, he relocated to Seattle to pursue a job opportunity, and then relocated to Mukilteo in 2010 to raise to kids who have been a part of the Mukilteo School District, and are now Seniors at Kamiak High School. Paul is an active member and a two-term past president of the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo. Additionally, he serves as a board member on the Mukilteo Schools Foundation and the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. He also served as Committee Co-Chair on the Citizens Team for Mukilteo Schools.
Muntz is the longest-serving member of the Mukilteo Schools Foundation Board of Directors, having served on that body since 1999 and having been secretary of the board for most of that time. He is employed by the Mukilteo School District as the Manager of Communications and Public Relations. Outside of his work at the school district and on the foundation, he serves as a docent for Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field and is the editor of the Unlimited NewsJournal, a monthly publication about the sport of unlimited hydroplane racing. He is also the author of a book about the history of hydroplane racing titled “At the Ragged Edge.”
Dave is the owner of a local CPA firm, Benchmark Accounting. He has served as the treasurer of the Mukilteo Schools Foundation for two years. Dave loves football and has been a Seahawks season ticket holder since 1997. He has lived in Mukilteo with his family for a few years and thinks that there couldn’t be a better community to raise a family. He loves spending time with his wife, Star and two boys, Blake and Landon (who’s middle name is Hawk).
Dr. Marci Larsen, Superintendent. Dr. Larsen has been the superintendent of the Mukilteo School District since 2003. Her career in education spans 36 years, starting as a special education teacher in the Edmonds School District, an elementary school principal in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, a central office administrator in the South Kitsap School District, and as the executive director of teaching and learning in Mukilteo School District before becoming superintendent. She holds a master’s degree from Western Washington University and a doctorate degree in education, leadership and policy studies, from the University of Washington. Currently, Dr. Larsen serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, and the Boards of the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, the Mukilteo Y, and the Washington Alliance for Better Schools.
Laurie is the Dean of Enrollment and Student Financial Services at Everett Community College. In addition to serving as a member of the Mukilteo Schools Foundation, she serves on advisory boards for Everett Public Schools and Snohomish County Sports Commission. Born and raised in Hawaii, Laurie enjoys spending time near water with her family and friends.
Cyndi and her family moved in to the Mukilteo District in 2004, while she worked locally as a medical social worker. She has been an active supporter of the Mukilteo schools and currently volunteers at ACES. It has been her privilege to serve on the board since 2014.
Karl Hausmann is a lawyer with the Mill Creek Law firm. Karl attended Mariner High School, the University of Notre Dame, and Seattle University School of Law. Karl’s law practice includes civil and commercial litigation, including construction, probate litigation, and real estate law. Karl is the former president of the Snohomish County Bar Association and a member of the Everett Port Gardner Rotary Club. He is a former coach with the Mukilteo Youth Soccer Club.
Mr. Hegarty joined the Mukilteo School District in July of 2015, after 32 years of service to Shoreline Public Schools. Pat began his career in 1983 as an English teacher at Shoreline High School. Mr. Hegarty then moved to Shorewood High School where he served for 14 years as English teacher, librarian, Yearbook advisor, department leader, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director. In 2006 Pat became the principal of Syre Elementary School in Shoreline, and six years later returned to high school to lead Shorecrest High School, where he served as principal for nine years. Pat holds a BA in English from the University of Washington, an MAT in English from the UW, the Washington State Principal certificate from Seattle Pacific University, and he is currently working on his Superintendent’s certificate through Western Washington University.
Marilyn is active in the community and enjoys using her organizational and project management skills to volunteer and help coordinate events such as the Foundation’s Annual Breakfast and the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. On her professional side, she enjoys creating websites for small businesses, non-profits and youth oriented groups. She also facilitates computer and gadget training in community education, senior centers, small businesses and small private group environments.
Emma Leedy grew up in the Mukilteo School District, graduating from Kamiak High School in 2011. She is a 2015 graduate of Gonzaga University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She began working for the Mukilteo Schools Foundation in February of 2016. She also works part-time for the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. Outside of work, Emma enjoys reading, traveling and spending time at her family’s beach house.