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Meet the Staff


Robert “Rob” Lee  |  Executive Officer/Director of Government Affairs

Rob Lee and his wife Val have been Whatcom County residents since 1995. They have raised their three kids (Forrest 28, Sierra 25, and Mackenzie 23) here while serving as the Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries for The Firs/Camp Firwood. Val is a Bellingham native, graduated from BHS class of 1982, Rob grew up in the Lower Mainland (Yep, he is Canadian). Rob is a current member and a two-time past President of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Bellingham and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. They love to golf together and fly fish when they can. They are thrilled to serve the membership of the BIAWC.


Gretta Millard  |  Accounting / Education Director / Rentals Manager


Gretta Millard has been a Whatcom County resident since 1983, originally hailing from Pittsburgh, PA.

Her professional background includes hotel management, sales/marketing, and accounting.

She and her husband Nick currently live in Maple Falls, WA, and have known each other since going to Bellingham High School but reconnected and got married in 2016. They have a 23-year-old daughter (Cailyn) and two kitties. They love to travel and spend time with their family and friends.

Gretta loves serving the BIAWC membership!


Angie Brionez  |  Membership Director / Member Services Coordinator


Angie Brionez and her husband Armando are lifelong residents of Whatcom County. She brings 2 decades of customer service experience and is excited to serve members in that capacity. Angie loves cooking and baking for events like Hard Hat Happy Hour.


Rebecca Houston  |  Events Manager


Rebecca Houston has lived in Whatcom County for over 10 years. Her husband Kyle is a lifelong Bellingham resident. Rebecca has worked the majority of her career in the non-profit sector focusing on interagency coordination, project management, team coordination, event planning and employee and volunteer recruitment and retention.

Her variety of skills and work experience contribute to Rebecca's creativity and enthusiasm for Event Planning. She loves serving the members of the BIAWC in this capacity.