PKU Northwest Board

Jeff Stone

Jeff Stone is a father to two extraordinary children, Kaelyn and Bryer, both of whom have PKU. In 2008, Jeff and his wife, Kara, relocated from sunny San Diego to Seattle, captivated by the natural beauty and outdoor opportunities of the Pacific Northwest. Passionate about his profession in film and media production, Jeff also finds joy in cooking, diving, climbing, and backpacking.

Since Kaelyn’s birth in 2012, Jeff and Kara have experienced immense support and connection within the PKU and allied disorder community. They have been profoundly grateful for the generosity and camaraderie they have encountered along their journey. Motivated by his own experiences, Jeff is eagerly committed to meeting, assisting, and fostering connections among individuals and families in our region who are living with Inborn Errors of Metabolism.

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Jenn Beazer

Jenn is a metabolic dietitian who has worked in Idaho & Montana. She has been involved with PKU Northwest since 2017. She is passionate about helping people with restricted diets eat yummy food (and plenty of it). 

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Lauren Read

Lauren is an adult with PKU and has been active in the community for several years. Her passion for helping others with PKU has led her to become involved in many ways including Family Camp hosted by PKU News and as a member of the BioMarin Palynziq Speakers Bureau. She is no stranger to advocacy work and continues to promote and educate others about the necessity of medical nutrition.

Outside of the PKU Community, Lauren is a Mobility Management Coordinator and educates the public on transportation options in Southwest Washington.

She is excited to continue the work of PKU Northwest by connecting those with PKU and other inborn errors of metabolism in the Pacific Northwest.

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Sam Peterson

Sam is an adult with PKU, her older brother also has PKU. While she studies in Australia for two years, she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She currently works in Special Education but with such highly impacted kids that she gets to apply her PT background. She works closely with the schools allowing her to do hydrotherapy with her students.

She is involved with Family Camp hosted by PKU News and is excited to be a part of the PKU Northwest Board.

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Kelley Towers

As the mother of a girl with classic PKU, Kelley Westrick has supported the Seattle/NW PKU community by preparing PKU-friendly food (especially baked goods) for local individuals and families.  She has raised PKU awareness at school events like bake sales and the multicultural potluck held annually at her children’s school, using PKU-friendly foods to educate and inform. 

Outside the home, Kelley worked for many years in both freight transportation and software development and now works part time as a math interventionist for the Seattle school district.

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Sara Cornish

Sara Cornish is a mom of twins, both with PKU. She loves to cook, travel, and explore the outdoors with friends and family. Sara is a marketing leader working in technology, gaming, and education with a passion for storytelling.

She currently leads marketing for Minecraft Education at Microsoft bringing game-based learning to schools around the world, and previously worked at nonprofit Games for Change and the United Nations building programs and partnerships. Sara lives with her family in Northeast Seattle.

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Kolby Stumph

Bio coming soon.

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