Meet our team
Karilyn serves as the Executive Assistant to her husband, John Dammarell, Executive Director of Liberty Road Foundation. She is responsible for the day to day operations of Liberty Road Foundation and serves as the Event Chair of its annual Charity Golf Tournament & Auction as well as all of its other annual events – Business Vision Lunches in Bellevue and Tacoma, “Spring for the Kids” Fashion Show Luncheon, the “Invest in a Child” Backpack Drive, and the Partners Vision Banquet.
Karilyn owned and operated Travel Bug, Inc. from 1975 to 1990. Her first account was the Boeing Employees World Wide Club where she provided travel packages at discounted group rates to Boeing Employees and their friends at reduced prices even if only one person traveled.
Karilyn (van Soest) served as the President of the Seattle-International District Rotary Club in 1988, the first official female president of a Rotary Club in the world. She also served as the first female president of Seafair, Inc. Karilyn has served on the boards of the Washington State Arthritis Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County.