My family

My husband and I have lived in Issaquah for over 20 years. After raising our family, and retiring from corporate careers, we settled into a townhome in the Issaquah Highlands. 


Retirement could have taken us just about anywhere - but we choose to stay in our beautiful Issaquah community. We love the diverse and inclusive neighborhoods, the walk-ability, local arts and theater, the variety of restaurants and small businesses, the outdoor experiences with hiking trails, and the engaged civic culture. And, of course, the stunning views of our "Issaquah Alps".


Pacific Lutheran University - BA

University of Washington - EMBA

Community Volunteer  

Supporting our community serving:

  • Issaquah Urban Village Development Commission


  • Director on non-profits including:

    • Starlight Foundation (pediatric hospital care)

    • Junior Achievement (youth education)

    • Camp Fire (youth leadership)

    • King County Library Systems Foundation​ (literacy)

  • Board Member:

    • Tiny Footprints/GAPPS (Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth)


Author, "A Pound of Hope" - medical, social and financial issues of pre-term birth.



Retired. Management career 35+ years in financial services industry as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Worked with state and federal regulators for consumer protections on complex financial products. 

© 2019 by Michele Kemper