Our board strives to create a safe environment for the youth of Kittitas County through mentorship and leadership 

Carrie Barr

Carrie Barr has lived in Kittitas County most of her life. Born and raised in this community she knows and understands the importance of providing pro-social youth programs. Carrie Barr works at Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) as Chief of Clinic Operations. She has worked in healthcare for 25 years, 15 of those at KVH. Her passion for bringing new services and retaining high quality care for the community is a priority.  Community involvement is an important aspect of her role. Carrie loves family time, camping, reading and is always crafting something.

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Christy Fairlie

Christy joined Youth Services of Kittitas County in 2020 because she is passionate about helping children realize their full potential by creating opportunities for learning and engagement within their community. She works as a corporate paralegal at Perkins Coie LLP, with more than 15 years of experience in the legal industry.  She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University with an emphasis in finance, and a BS in Public Relations from San Jose State University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside with her family; backpacking, paddleboarding, kayaking, or snowshoeing.


Kent Verbeck

Kent (not pictured) has been a VALUABLE asset to Youth Services for over 30 years. He was our 2020 "Stan Bassett Dedicated To Youth Award" recipient. Kent has worn many hats during his volunteering. He is currently Board Treasurer. 

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Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn was a dedicated art educator with Kittitas School District for over 27 years. She built an art program curriculum for grades 6-12, established student art shows, and after-school elementary art classes. She curates First Friday Art Walk, displaying county wide youth art work.