Carol Janssen Festival Chair

Carol Janssen
Festival Chair

Carol Janssen is the Vice President of Marketing at First Savings Bank Northwest, where she has enjoyed being involved in the Renton Community since 1987. First Saving Bank Northwest

Kelly BeymerVice-Chair

Kelly Beymer

Kelly Beymer is currently the Parks and Golf Course Director and has worked in the Community Services Department for the City of Renton for over 10 years. She is a member of Renton Rotary and a Board Member and Vice Chair of Renton River Days. Kelly says she loves being a part of this fantastic Renton community!

Sonja MejlaenderFestival Coordinator Board Secretarynon-voting

Sonja Mejlaender
Festival Coordinator
Board Secretary

Vicki Faull

Vicki Faull

Paul Hebron

Paul Hebron

Paul Hebron has been a Board member since 2008. He initially got involved with Renton River Days in 2004 as a consultant working with the Board on creating the graphic images and festival themes for posters and T-shirts. Paul was one of the key members to recommend The Duck Hunt as a way to involve the community in a festival related scavenger hunt and keep them engaged using social media. He has taken an active role in making strategic recommendations to increase festival visibility and participation.

Paul Hebron is a stategic creative consultant and you can learn more about him at

Jerry Kavesh

Jerry Kavesh[/half] As one of the founding members of Renton River Days, Jerry has been on the Board of Renton River Days since River Days started in 1986. Jerry has been actively involved in many Festival Committees, Board Committees and has held assorted leadership positions within the Festival, including two terms as Chairman of the Board. Jerry was the Co-Owner of Renton Western Wear, Inc. which operated a number of full line western wear stores.

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Jeff Lukins

Randy Matheson

Randy Matheson[/half]

Randy is currently the Executive Director, Community Relations for the Renton School District. In addition to serving on the Renton River Days Board of Directors, Randy is President of the Washington School Public Relations Association, Co-Chair of the King County Citizens Elections Oversight Committee.

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Veronica Medina

Veronica Medina grew up in Renton and has been an active part of this community for the last 35 years. She has served as a board member for the Renton Technical College Foundation, St. Anthony’s school commission and Renton River Days. She works in her family business running Torero’s Mexican Restaurants.

Darren Stott

Darren Stott

Darren Stott is the Lead Pastor of Seattle Revival Center, a church located in North Renton, founded in 1955. He is a third generation pastor, and is licensed with the Assemblies of God. Darren is a part of several community groups throughout the Seattle region including Linking Shields/Jubilee Reach, Cascadia, Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches, and the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. His greatest joy is being married to Andrea and being a dad to Abigail Rose and Peter Joseph.

Jace Werre

Jace Werre