Tag Gornall

Tag is a co-founder with Rex Stratton of Island GreenTech.

On Vashon, Gornall is perhaps best known as a volunteer, a green energy proponent and, during the holidays, has been seen as an Island Elf. But as a retired veterinarian, he is also one of the world’s foremost marine mammal experts.

Gornall’s 45-year career as a marine biologist and marine mammal veterinarian has taken him around the world studying aquatic animals, designing aquariums, consulting with government agencies and even working with movie makers. He worked with the first orca in captivity, helped otters affected by the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, consulted on the set of “Free Willy 2” and was even called Seattle’s Whale Doctor. Gornall’s career is especially noteworthy in the Puget Sound region, where he has worked closely with the Seattle Aquarium and consulted at the Point Defiance Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo.

Rex Stratton

Rex is a co-founder with Tag Gornall of Island GreenTech

Rex is a lawyer with more than 40 years of experience in business law and management, litigation, corporate finance, secured transactions and intellectual property. He began his career in Seattle but eventually found his way, with his wife Barbara, to Vashon, where he moved his law office and a built a home on Robinwood Road. A deep interest in the affairs of the Vashon community led Rex to eventually become president of Vashon Rotary, a Vashon Island Fire and Rescue Commissioner, an active member of the Community Emergency Response Team, and eventually a founding member of Island GreenTech. 

Tyrone Cunningham

Tyrone is the development officer and head of corporate relations for Technology Access Foundation (TAF), a Seattle-based nonprofit leader redefining K-12 public education throughout Washington State for all students and teachers, particularly those who identify as a person of color and are from traditionally underserved communities. On Vashon, he spends time with family and friends, and plays and coaches youth basketball.

Gina Jacobs


Gina is a forty-year resident of Vashon Island and while raising her son in the Vashon Island School district, began to volunteer as treasurer for different island nonprofits over the years. She calls herself a “Jill-of-all trades,” having owned a construction company as well as worked at many Island businesses predominantly in finance or management (not counting her stint as a medical assistant at the old Vashon Health Center!). After working as a King County Superior Court Clerk, she is now in the Finance department, processing payroll and accounts payable for the Court. She is a passionate horse lover and with her partner Jim, has a small farm in Burton with a menagerie of animals.

Rondi Lightmark

Rondi is the founder of The Whole Vashon Project,  fiscally sponsored by Island GreenTech, and with a mission to educate, inspire and unite the Vashon community to work creatively on the climate crisis. She is a former teacher/school administrator/photographer and creator of Lightmark Press , greeting cards of dogs in cars. She is also a professional writer and has co-authored two books and collaborated on another, on topics ranging from dog training that uses visualization, Buddhist time management, and the Western path of spiritual development. She lives in a tiny house and plays the fiddle.