About Us

WITA Board of Trustees

Gail Long
TDS Telecom | June 30, 2018

Doug Weis
Inland Telephone Company | June 30, 2018

Dallas Filan
Pioneer Telephone Company | June 30, 2018

Steve Hanson
Tenino/Kalama Telephone Company | June 30, 2018

Russ Ramsey
ToledoTel | June 30, 2018

DeeDee Kluser
Skyline Telecom, Inc. | June 30, 2018

Kevin Kastor
Consolidated Communications | June 30, 2019

Arne L. "Skip" Haynes
Rainier Connect | June 30, 2019

Chris Burns
Whidbey Tel | June 30, 2019

Mark Martell
RTI Pend Oreille Telecom | June 30, 2019

Steve Appelo
Wahkiakum West Telephone | June 30, 2020

Rick Buechel
Hood Canal Communications | June 30, 2020

Eric Trump
St. John Telephone Company | June 30, 2020


WITA Officers & Executive Board

Arne L. (Skip) Haynes
253-683-4201 | President

Rick Vitzthum 
360-264-3155 | Vice President

Mike Oblizalo 
360-898-3425 | Secretary-Treasurer

Dale Merten
360-864-2044 | Past President 

Eric Trump
509-648-3322 | Member at Large

Gail Long 
541-516-8210 | Finance & Planning Committee 

Steve Appelo
360-786-0105 | Chair, Industry Issues Committee 


WITA Staff

Betty Buckley
509-690-0530  | Executive Director 
bettyb@wita-tel.org

Shellie Burnham 
360-951-9658 | Member Services Coordinator
shellie@shellieburnham.com

Dan Coyne 
360-786-8180 | Legislative Consultant 

Richard A. Finnigan
360-956-7001 | Legal Consultant 

April Gallaway 
360-264-3155 | Bookkeeper