Interested in joining the board, e-mail us at and let us know what your interests are. We're always looking for dedicated community members to add their skills to our board.

Daniel Bumbarger, President

Daniel joined Mpowerment Olympia in 2011 as a volunteer. He served as a volunteer coordinator until Mpowerment Washington was incorporated in 2014. Originally from Pennsylvania, Daniel worked for almost a decade in management for Walmart. He now works for the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner as a Management Analyst.

Bill Moomau, Treasurer

Bill is our oldest board member at 80, bringing a wealth of experience and history. He volunteered for several HIV/AIDS organizations throughout the years, including Olympia’s first AIDS service organization, The Olympia AIDS Task Force.  Bill previously worked as an industrial insurance underwriter. Now retired, Bill loves to travel and continue work on his farm.  Portugal, anyone?

Herman Claudius, Secretary

Born in Norway, Herman moved to Washington in pursuit of an education before settling down. He loves being involved in the community and is currently serving as board secretary.

Kai Abrahamson, Vice President

Kai is a newer member to the community, most recently moved here from a small town in northern Minnesota and he is excited to get to know more about Olympia. He has a passion for most things outdoors so if he is not volunteering for Mpowerment, Pizza Klatch or Capital City Pride, he will most likely be found in one of the many great PNW trails.

Lucas Miller, Community Liaison

Lucas Scott Miller moved to WA from the east coast in 2003, and is active in many local GLBTQ+ organizations, including MpowermentWA, PFLAG-Olympia, Pizza Klatch and Capital City Pride. He is also president of the Trans Advocacy Group of Olympia and host of the show T-Time in Olympia on TCM.

Mike Martinez

Mike is an attorney based in Olympia, having moved here a few years ago to clerk at the Washington Supreme Court.  When he's not practicing law, he's likely practicing yoga, at the gym, outdoors, or enjoying one of Olympia's social scenes.

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