Meet the PWOB Team

Meet the Board of Directors

Dawn Madore

Dawn is the Lead Director for PWOB and is the Project and Administrative Coordinator for the AVP of Facilities Services at Seattle U. In 2013 she came to SU with 15 years of experience in the environmental consulting and construction industry. She is the Team Leader for Project Belize.

Mike Mullen

Mike has been at SeattleU since 1986, first as a student then as Lead Plumber for the Mechanical Shop. Mike  has played various Project Leader roles in trips to Nicaragua, Zambia and Belize.  He takes pride in always being able find a karaoke restaurant close to any service project. 

Cal Ihler

Cal has been at Seattle University for years (no really, decades) and is the Director of Operations and Maintenance for Facilities Services. Cal and fellow plumbers Mike Mullen and John Schrader were invited to Nicaragua in 2007 to address flooding issues at a school.  This was the start of PWOB-Plumbers without Boundaries.  The name has changed throughout the years but Cal's commitment to PWOB hasn't. He has been Project Leader on the Zambia and Belize Projects

Debbie Black

Debbie is a Senior Writer with University Advancement at SU.  She is the Team Leader for Project Zambia.

Joyce Allen

Joyce is the University Registrar at Seattle University and has been involved in PWOB since 2010. Joyce helped fund her own college education by working summers building switches for utility substations. As a result, she feels a special kinship to the staff in Facilities and is pleased to be able to engage in local and international community supported immersion efforts that result in sustainable infrastructure improvements. She has travelled with the team to Zambia and Belize.

Cal Ihler

Cal is a Founder of PWOB and  the Director of Operations and Maintenance for Facilities Services. Cal and fellow plumbers Mike Mullen and John Schrader were invited to Nicaragua in 2007 to address flooding issues at a school.  This was the start of PWOB-Plumbers without Boundaries.  The name has changed throughout the years but Cal's commitment to PWOB hasn't. He has been a Project Leader for Team Zambia and Team Belize and is prime Consultant on all PWOB projects

Team Members

Erin Beary Andersen

Erin is the Associate Director of Campus Ministry at Seattle U.  She has travlled with Team Belize and Team Zambia as Team Leader and Student Advocate.

Wayne Holscher

Wayne is part of the Locksmith department at Seattle U and has worked in the resident hall maintenance department at SeattleU for 20 years providing routine maintenance services like carpentry, locks/keys, and any repair services for students and staff who live and work in the resident halls.  He is the Project Leader for Team Nicaragua.

Sonja Ihler

Sonja  has been a Cardiovascular Surgical Nurse for over 30 years. She currently works at Cherry Hill Swedish Hospital in the CVOR.  She has traveled to Belize where she taught CPR/First Aid to the children's home staff and to Zambia, teaching CPR/First Aid to hospital staff and nursing students. PWoB is fortunate that Sonja can cook for to 30 people at a moments notice!

Naomi Kasumi

Naomi Kasumi is an installation artist, designer, and  Professor of Digital Design at Seattle University. Since 2011 she has travelled with the team to Zambia and Belize. Naomi is pleased to be part of PWOB to engage in the local and international community which has been an incredible opportunity to feed her soul.

Byron Lynch

Byron is a Master Electrician with Seattle U Facilities and is a Project Leader for Team Zambia.

Mark Murray

Mark is the Lead Carpenter for Seattle U Facilities.  He is a Project Leader for Team Zambia.