As of November 2020, we have 10 members and 7 households.  We also have numerous Explorers.  When our budget is known we expect to gain a lot more members.  We advertise nationally and in January we will begin to advertise locally.  Now is the best time to get in for your choice of house and location and to help make decisions about the development of our community.

Jennie Lindberg and Dean Smith

 Jennie and Dean are our founders.  Jennie is a semi-retired Family Therapist and Dean is a retired engineer.  They bring a value of deep interest in producing good food for the community.  Both grew up on farms and really appreciate all the issues of small farming.  

They are long time members of the local Unitarian Universalist church, which is 3.5 miles away.

Environmental issues are of primary importance to Dean and Jennie and they were founding members of 350 Everett, a local environmental action group.

Mary W.

Mary grew up on a farm in Oregon where her family grew and preserved most of their own food. That early life experience is a treasured part of her heritage. And the community aspect of cohousing has been a long-standing dream of hers. So, no surprise that a major element that attracted her to Sunnyside Village Cohousing is the community garden, orchard, and emphasis on growing and preserving food. She enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, cooking, learning, and sharing a good meal with good friends.
Mary Watts

Sherie and Joe R.

Sherie and Joe own and operate Petite Sweet bakery in Everett, WA.  Sherie has a background in interior design and is an avid gardener.   She is at the site nearly every Saturday afternoon, working on the garden or the orchard.  Joe is a history buff. He is a great cook.  We’re all looking forward to his soups.


Patrick H.

Patrick is an engineer in the electronics industry with a longtime interest in cohousing. He currently lives in Everett, where he volunteers for several organizations involved in historic preservation and downtown revitalization. As a hobby he enjoys renovating his historic home. 

Michael "Lionman" T.

I was born and raised in Southern California. I came to Everett with a wife and a young daughter. Soon, twin daughters joined us. I’ve been here long enough that I feel like a naturalized Washingtonian.

One of my favorite things to do is to take a picnic lunch or dinner or an ice cream cone and go down to Mukilteo Lighthouse Park to watch the ferries, the people, the sunset, the stars. Walking on the beach or having a bonfire is a bonus!

I am an active member of my church. I strive to grow as a better person daily. We foster being good people, taking care of each other and being good stewards of Mother Earth. Not dogmatic at all. I grew up with that, but have recovered!

Volunteer Community activities are my passion and I’m involved with much as a result. I am a retired lawyer. I believe it’s important to think globally and act locally.

Music is another passion. Before the pandemic,  I played as a volunteer 3 days a week at a community homeless lunch and once at an open mic. I want to lead sing-a-longs in our community and teach kids American Folk songs. 

I’m looking forward to being in community with my Friends at Sunnyside Village Cohousing. It’s gonna be THE place to live!

Michael "Lionman" Trujillo

Troy and Kirstin A.

Both Troy and Kirstin are active members of the Democratic Socialists of America and of The Episcopal Church. Kirstin works as a freelance editor and prefers editing romance novels. Troy works in IT and previously worked as a sound designer for video games. The two of them currently live on a small farm that includes orchard trees, sheep, chickens, and two cute Nigerian dwarf goats.

Troy and Kirstin

Jo Anne G.

Bio coming soon.

Ava S.

Ava enjoyed visiting grandparents on a family farm in Indiana when young. Living on land in community is a long-held aspiration. Ava appreciates the welcoming feeling of Sunnyside Village Cohousing. 
She is passionate about her work as a Speech Language Pathologist and serving on a homeless commission. Ava enjoys making music with others, painting, photography, traveling, hiking, gardening and flying drones. She adores her three cats.

Miriam C.

Miriam is currently a Sunnyside Explorer.

Lauren T.

Lauren is currently a Sunnyside Explorer.