Meet the Board

The One Square Inch Foundation has 501-C3 Tax Exempt status. We held our first annual meeting February 26-28, 2008, at Kalaloch Lodge along the beautiful wilderness seashore of Olympic National Park with quiet hikes up the Hoh Valley to One Square Inch stone and the Jar of Quiet Thoughts. Your suggestions and recommendations to the board are always welcomed. If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise to save silence please send an email to

Samara E. Kester, DO, FACEP, Executive Director

Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Musician

Gordon Hempton, Founder & Vice President

Sound Tracker, Port Angeles, WA

Kenya D. Williams, MURP, PH.D Candidate, Secretary

Soundscape Ecologist, Urban Planner & Designer, Hush Soundscape Planning + Design, Portland, Oregon

Sean V. Owen, Ph.D., CFP, CRPC, Treasurer

Financial Advisor, Classical Guitarist, and Musicologist

Heather McAuliffe, Community Engagement Coordinator

Matt Mikkelsen, Media Relations/OSI spokesperson


Elliott Berger, Advisory Council

Division Scientist, 3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division