Goosefoot leader Torget to leave

A leadership transition will take place at Goosefoot beginning Sept. 1. At that time, Executive Director Debbie Torget will be leaving to become the president of Mukilteo Coffee Roasters.

“It’s with mixed emotions that we’ll be bidding farewell to Debbie,” said Goosefoot Board President Candace Jordan. “She’s been with Goosefoot since its inception. Under her leadership over the past three plus years, Goosefoot has thrived, achieving a level of financial sustainability and success that we could only dream about years ago.”

Mukilteo Coffee Roasters founders Gary and Beth Smith approached Torget about the position. “Her experience and leadership capabilities are exactly what we’re looking for,” according to Gary Smith.

“This is an incredible opportunity for professional and personal growth that I just couldn’t pass up,” said Torget. “It’s certainly with some sadness that I’ll be leaving. It’s hard to describe how incredible it’s been to be a part of Goosefoot and everything it has accomplished here at Bayview.”

Goosefoot board and staff members are developing a leadership transition plan. Other than that, it will be business as usual over at Bayview for the Goosefoot team, states a news release.

Goosefoot is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the rural character of Whidbey Island through projects that support the local economy and promote learning and community.

Goosefoot can be reached at 360-321-4145, or