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School Board Member Tyson Gamblin

Tyson Gamblin |
District 3 Director


Tyson Gamblin was sworn in on September 6, 2016 to fulfill Corey Cassell’s term through November 2017 as District 3 director, at which point a general election was held and Tyson Gamblin was officially elected to fulfill the remaining two years.  In December of 2019, Tyson Gamblin was elected to fulfill another four-year term.  His current term will end in 2023.

Tyson Gamblin is a manager at Art Gamblin Motors and is a father of three young children.  He is an Enumclaw High School graduate, Central Washington University graduate, Enumclaw Football Foundation member and former director, and sponsor of Enumclaw Schools Foundation plus community events.

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Melynda O'Brien |
District 4 Director

206.818.3753 melynda_obrien@enumclaw.

Melynda O'Brien was raised in Maple Valley and has lived in Black Diamond for the last 3 years with her husband and two children. She earned her degree in Public Relations from Central Washington University and most recently served as PTA President at Black Diamond Elementary School. Melynda believes that one of the key foundations to a healthy community is a robust public school system and she is excited to be part of the team that continues to move our already great district forward. She loves connecting with the community and being close to those she represents on the Board. In her free time, Melynda loves spending time with her husband and kids, especially outside during the summer.

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School Board Member Jennifer Watterson

Jennifer Watterson |
Vice President, District 2 Director


Jennifer Watterson represents District 2 and she is the current Vice President. Her term expires in December, 2021.

Jennifer was raised in Crystal Village 1 (just 5 miles East of Greenwater) and went to school K-12 in the Enumclaw School District. She married Brent in 1998 and the two have been raising a family in Enumclaw since 2005. They have three children in the Enumclaw School District: Makayla, Aleah, and Miles. The Watterson’s enjoy spending as much time as possible on outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking, and hiking. Jennifer is currently spending much of her time attending events for her children, including Pony Club, 3 Day Eventing, Horse 4-H, Marksman 4-H, WAHSET, basketball and soccer, as well as co-leading the Evergreen Equestrians 4-H club and acting as Gaming Chair for the King County 4-H Horse Program Committee. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning with a Minor in Geography from Western Washington University, and is currently a Regional Sales Representative from Sanuk, Smith Optics and Gordini.

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School Board Member Jennifer Kent

Jennifer Kent |
District 1 Director


Jennifer grew up in Rexburg, Idaho and moved to Corvallis, Oregon at the age of 12. She married Scott in 1996 and the two moved to Kent and finally settled in Ravensdale in 2005 after building their current home. Jennifer and Scott have two children, McKenzie and Gavin, who went through Black Diamond Elementary and Thunder Mountain Middle School and now attend Enumclaw High School. Jennifer has volunteered in many classrooms and has acted as a PTA Treasurer and Vice President, and a co-chair for the yearbook committee. She has also assisted with Float Friday’s at Thunder Mountain Middle School and is a member of the new lacrosse team booster club at Enumclaw High School.  Her term expires in December, 2023.

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School Board Member Bryan Stanwood

Bryan Stanwood | President, District Director #5, Legislative Representative

253.561.1463 bryan_stanwood@enumclaw.

Bryan Stanwood represents district number 5 and is the Legislative Representative. Bryan Stanwood represents district number 5. Bryan and his family moved to Enumclaw in 2005. His wife, Sue, is active as a community volunteer, while both his son and daughter, Riley and Abby, attended Enumclaw High School and are now either in college or working. Bryan has worked in the insurance industry for 30+ years and is currently COO and VP at the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau.

Bryan grew up in Caldwell, Idaho, a town much like Enumclaw in terms of size and culture. He attended Caldwell High School and Willamette University in Salem, OR, where he was encouraged by many teachers and professors to learn and excel, and these educators have been mentors in fostering his passion for learning. Bryan knows how much teachers can mean in the lives of students and is proud to serve in a district that strongly recognizes this importance.

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View the #5 district map (pdf) Updated 2019


Student Board Representatives

In February 2010, the board implemented Policy 1200 which approved the addition of two student representatives to the board of directors. The role of the representatives is to provide student insight and perspective to the board; serve as liaisons to the high school students; and report to the students about the work of the district and the board of directors. Below are our current representatives.

Junior Representative Olivia Quinnett

Olivia Quinnett | Senior Student Representative

Olivia Quinnett is our Senior Student Representative to the School Board. Olivia is a passionate and accomplished soccer player as well as natural leader. Her letters of recommendation commended her tenacity, positive outlook, effective communication, and willingness to help fill a need. Olivia's future goals are to become a teacher and coach so she can help shape the future of others. 

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Sophia Roth | Junior
Student Representative

Sophia Roth comes from a diverse background and is passionate about promoting inclusivity and equity for all students in the Enumclaw School District.  She has a unique set of qualifications and perspectives to bring to the Board of Directors. Her letters of recommendation describe her as a respectful and polite young woman with a sincere desire to impact change.  Sophia's future goals are to finish high school and sharpen her skills to become a successful, freelanced make-up artist.

School Board Elections

School Board Director positions for District Areas 2, 4 and 5 are up for election in November 2021.  Director position 4 is to fulfill a two-year term only.  Director positions 2 and 5 are standard four-year terms.  Interested persons may file during filing week, May 17-21, 2021. Candidates may file for an office online or in person at the local elections office.

For more information on how to file,  check the Washington Secretary of State’s website under the Candidates tab, call 360.902.4180 or 800.448.4881, or email