Our Staff & Support

Our team of dedicated professionals is excited to bring the vision for Field Hall to life and enrich our community.

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Chris Fidler

Executive Director

“No matter where I’ve worked or lived, I’ve always referred to Port Angeles, Washington as home. Now not only have I returned to the place I love but I also get to be a part of the most exciting and important project of my lifetime.”

Prior to joining the project, Chris led strategic planning and business development for the Petrizzo Group, a D.C.-based bipartisan lobbying firm whose Pacific Northwest clients included Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and Vulcan, Inc.

Chris previously served as Director of Grants and Contracts for the Geneva Foundation overseeing more than 160 military medical research studies conducted at over 40 U.S. Department of Defense sites worldwide. 

From 2010 to 2013, Chris served four tours as Country Director for Clear Path International on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in Afghanistan.

From 1994 to 2004, Chris directed federal government affairs for Airborne Express where he managed all legislative, regulatory, and external affairs pertaining to the domestic, international and airline operations of the company, including its hub in Wilmington, Ohio, the largest privately-owned airport in the world. In the aftermath of 9/11, Chris was named interim director of Airborne’s Aviation Security Department, a role he performed in addition to his government affairs duties for the next two years. In 2003, he successfully directed the nine-month lobbying and public affairs campaign to secure Congressional and regulatory approval of Airborne’s merger with DHL Worldwide.

Prior to joining Airborne Express, Chris worked for three years as Special Assistant for Trade Development with the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver, B.C. He later worked eight years with the WRG Corporation, a Seattle-based security assistance management company where he ultimately served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director. 

A native of Port Angeles, Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Saint Martin’s College and a Master of Science from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, as well as a Certificate in Languages from the Goethe Institute in Bremen, Germany. Chris was also a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Washington’s nationally ranked Foster School of Business from 2000 to 2010.  

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Jessica Hernandez

Development Director

“To me, Field Hall means accomplishing a transformational project. It is an innovative investment in our area and in turn, it translates to a stronger Clallam community for all current and future residents. Bringing a landmark venue like this to our area will drive economic development, create unparalleled opportunity for the arts and cultural experiences, and fills gaps for our community members businesses in significant and impactful way.”

Jessica has found her calling as a leader in the nonprofit world here in Clallam County. You will recognize her from her previous roles as Executive Director for the Port Angeles Food Bank, past President for the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, co-founder of the Peninsula Food Coalition, and past President for the Port Angeles Rotary Club. She was recently appointed by Governor Inslee as a Commissioner on the statewide Commission on Hispanic Affairs where she works in a non-partisan capacity on issues of access to health, nutrition, education, and workforce development for Latinx people in the Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties. 

Jessica received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and was heavily immersed in the music scene in Seattle until she and her family moved to Sequim in 2010. In 2018, the Port Angeles Realtors Association awarded her with their Citizen of the Year award for her work in our community.

Bringing to this project not only her large network through civic and nonprofit engagement, Jessica also brings her passion for this beautiful community and its residents. She lives in Sequim with her husband and two small children on their family farm where they grow food for their family and local food banks. Raising their children in a place with such vast beauty, limitless potential, strong schools, and a one-of-a-kind community is exactly what they dreamt it would be. Jessica and her family have found their forever home and they are fully invested in the health and future of this place, especially through impactful projects such as the Port Angeles Waterfront Center.

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Paige Robins

Executive Assistant

“Field Hall will provide unique opportunities for this community to come together in a place that elevates and showcases our beautiful town.”

Born and raised in Port Angeles, Paige Robins has traveled far and wide exploring other cultures before determining she loves the Northwest best. In her free time, Paige enjoys exploring the beaches and mountains on the Olympic Peninsula and abroad.

In and outside of her career, Paige is passionate about serving people. While earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Event Planning at Western Washington University, she spent time working with Whatcom Community Foundation where her passion for working towards the betterment of the community stemmed.

Upon graduating college, Paige spent a year in London, England volunteering in a thrift shop and local primary school. She went on to work as Development Assistant at Pioneer Human Services in Seattle before returning home to Port Angeles where she worked as a Legal Assistant at Platt Irwin Law Firm and was ultimately introduced to the Port Angeles Waterfront Center.
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Stephen Moriarty

Legal Counsel

“Recent generous financial gifts have provided a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a community gathering place that will transform our community. It is now up to all of us as citizens to work together and support this project, so our community has the chance to prosper culturally and economically for decades to come.”

Stephen Moriarty was born in Washington, D.C., and moved to Port Angeles with his wife, Deborah, in 1989. Stephen and Deborah raised their family west of Port Angeles. They enjoy traveling and visiting their four children anytime they get the chance.

Stephen earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Clemson University and a Law Degree from the University of South Carolina. Stephen has been practicing law for over 29 years in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. His primary areas of practice are estate planning and probate and trust estate administration.

Stephen participates in many civic activities aside from serving as legal counsel for PAWC. He also serves as legal counsel for the Boys and Girls Club and the Sequim Education Foundation. He has served as President of Clallam County United Way and the Clallam County Bar Association. Stephen recently received United Way of Clallam County’s 2017 Community Impact Award for his service to non-profit organizations and his successful efforts to encourage and support philanthropic giving to local non-profit organizations. Stephen is also a member of the Port Angeles Rotary Club.
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Judi Jones

Bookkeeper

“This project represents hope for Port Angeles’ future in becoming more than a jumping-off point to the rest of the Olympic Peninsula. We will be able to provide residents and visitors access to much more culture than we currently can.”

Judi Jones graduated from Port Angeles Senior High, attended Peninsula College and raised her daughters in Port Angeles and Sequim. After exploring other places in the world, she is happy to be home again. Judi has an extensive background in nonprofit finance and looks forward to being a part of this project for the long-term.

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