Harry joined the Land Trust board in 2020. Born and raised in Tacoma, he returned to Washington in 2009 after a far-flung, 41-year career to retire on Whidbey Island. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Washington and a master’s degree from UCLA. After a stint as a Vietnam-era Army draftee, he landed a job as reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered business, economics and demographics for nearly 20 years. He spent the second half of his career as a corporate public relations and marketing executive in the entertainment and health care industries.
On Whidbey, Harry has been active in historic preservation and land protection, serving as the first chair of the Historic Preservation Commission for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and as a member of the Reserve’s Trust Board. He writes a monthly column called “Rockin’ a Hard Place” for the Whidbey News-Times and serves as a copy editor for both the News-Times and the South Whidbey Record. In his spare time, he enjoys working in his vegetable garden and taking walks with his spouse Terry Bible and their two Bassett hounds.