Dean and Crystal retired and spent two years on the road in their RV before moving to Ocean Shores, where they supported a variety of nonprofits.
Crystal joined the City Council and was elected Mayor in 2011.
Crystal went back to school while Dean was at sea, and when they returned to Seattle, she continued her eduation while working for an environmental research group at the UW. Crystal then went to law school at night while working for an avionics and electronics company in Redmond.
International Association of Firefighters, Ocean Shores Local #2109,
Joint Council of Teamsters #28 Ocean Shores Local #252
Washington State Senator Dean Takko and Representative Brian Blake,
and our Representative to the US Congress, Honorable Derek Kilmer.