Meet the Candidates July 8th

The candidates will attend the board meeting. They will introduce themselves and answer questions.


Skinner Guillien DeDonato Loomis

Open Directorships

Bruce Birch, Bart Clark, and Tom Sprandel are coming to the end of their two-year terms.

Richard Grieves has resigned effective at the annual meeting. The remaining year of his term will be filled at the discretion of the new board.



Gil Skinner

My wife, Barbara, and I moved to Port Ludlow in 2012. Early on I became involved with the Teal Lake HOA and was honored to serve as its president. I also became involved with SBCA serving 4 years in total on the Board and I was privileged to serve as the President of the SBCA for almost all of that time. During my time as President much progress was made including repairing the outside of the building, fixing the drainage issues around the Club and expanding the workout area. In addition, the Employee Handbook and policies and procedures were revised. Many new activities were added to the Club including morning socials.

I am seeking another term on the South Bay Community Association Board of Directors in order to work with Mark Torres our General Manager to continue to move the Association forward. Renewal and growth are my goals, and many areas still need work. Among the biggest is an increasing need to seek new ways to offset dues increases while continuing to provide high quality services. Another area that I feel the Board should pursue is improved working relationships with the LMC. In my opinion there are many areas where the two Clubs could maximize value for our members by working together.

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Joe Guillien

Doris and I have retired and moved to Port Ludlow approximately seven years ago. We enjoy living in Teal Lake Village and belong to the Port Ludlow Yacht Club and enjoy cruising in the north west in our Grand Banks 32 sedan.

I was originally from southern Minnesota and moved to Seattle in the late 60’s. I worked with the Robbins Company for most of my career making large tunnel boring machines. I was the USA manufacturing manager and then I became the international manufacturing manager for the last 15 years prior to retiring and moving to Port Ludlow.

Locally I have been on the Teal Lake Village Board as ARC committee member for two years 2018 & 2019. I also was treasurer for the SBCA wood working shop 2014 to 2017.

I would like assist in South Bay Community through this trying time and do my part to assist the South Bay Community Associations to meet its objectives.

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Janet DeDonato

I have been a resident of Ludlow Cove Cottages for the past two years. Prior to building at the Cove my husband and I had lived on Thorndyke Road in Port Ludlow since 2001. We love this community and all of the natural beauty and significant amenities that make it such a special place to live. I understand how important the HOA is in keeping the community running smoothly and believe my experience in finance, communication and brand building could be helpful on the Board. I would welcome the opportunity to serve.

A member of Seattle’s graphic design and communications community for more than 30 years, I founded the brand and communication firm Methodologie in 1988 and as CEO led that agency’s growth and evolution through its merger with Digital Kitchen in 2014, ultimately overseeing the combined firms’ offices in Seattle and Chicago. I have served on the national board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and as president of AIGA’s Seattle chapter, attended the Business Perspectives for Design Leaders program at Harvard and am an AIGA Fellow. Methodologie developed brand and sustainability communications strategies for Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Amazon, Target, and Boeing among many others.

In 2020 I founded ideologie with a few of my former colleagues to take on consulting projects for philanthropic organizations including the Nature Conservancy. As we only focus on one or two clients at a time, it leaves me time to take on other responsibilities.

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Bert Loomis

Born and raised in Los Angeles. Attended Pepperdine University - studying business administration and real estate law. I began my career in the summer of 1964 at Los Angeles Sample Company (a division of Wilcox & Gibbs (AMX). Beginning as a marketing representative, promoted to sales manager, then vice president, I finally became president of the company in August of 1971. Served in the California National Guard from 1963 thru 1969.

While on a business trip to Chicago in December of 1971, I met my wife, Julie. We were married the following October. Within a year, Julie and I decided to launch a commercial real estate brokerage, development and construction company (Loomis Properties). Over the next twenty-seven years, we developed forty-five commercial and residential properties in Southern California, before relocating to Port Ludlow in 1990. Our development projects in Washington State included four medical clinics (in Bremerton, Silverdale and Poulsbo), a commercial subdivision - three commercial buildings and five townhouses at Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge. We also designed and built our homes on 181 South Bay Lane and 235 Edgewood Drive.

I have been involved in numerous community activities since moving to Port Ludlow: A founding two-term member of the Port Ludlow Village Council and the Chair of their Property Tax Committee, a SBCA Board member and was involved in the Bay Club residing project. If elected, I will support the Board in any way I can to help make the South Bay a better community for all our residents.

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