District Fire Commissioners
Board Chair- Stan Moffett
Term of Office: 2022-2027
Stan was elected to a 6 year term in January 2016. He moved to Key Peninsula full-time in 2010 after having purchased vacation property in 2007. He currently lives in Lakebay. Stan graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Economics. After working for a large food management company for 20 years, he co-purchased a small restaurant company in the Seattle area. In 2012 he sold his company and retired. Stan’s interests include his four grandsons, gardening, his ‘37 Oldsmobile and various house hold building projects. Prior to being elected to commissioner, he attended most commission meetings and was a member of the Citizens Advisory Panel for the fire district over the last 3 years. He also has interest in other local community affairs including Key Pen Parks.
Stan’s goals for the fire department include better communications with the peninsula’s citizenry on the role and importance of the department as well as ensuring responsible, efficient and compassionate delivery of services.
Board Vice Chair- Frank Grubaugh
Term of Office: 2020 - 2025
Frank was elected to the Key Peninsula Board of Fire Commissioners in 2011. He moved to the Key Peninsula in August of 2006 and currently lives in Lakebay. Frank is a graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Business Administration. He served four years with the Coast Guard, worked as an investment advisor, and as manager of a Seattle waterfront restaurant. He went to work with Toyota in the Seattle area and retired from his position as a Service Advisor/Manager after 28 years. Frank is a member of the Key Peninsula Historical Society, Friends of the Library and the Key Peninsula Business Association. He also enjoys gardening, camping and fishing. Frank’s ultimate retirement goals include an Alaskan cruise and visiting as many National Parks as possible with his wife in their RV.
As a Commissioner, Frank wants to communicate with our citizens about the value they receive from their Fire Department, as well as be responsive to their concerns and work cooperatively toward community-oriented solutions.
Commissioner- Shawn Jensen
Term of Office: 2018 - 2023
Shawn was appointed by the Board of Fire Commissioners in October of 2016 to fill a vacancy on the board. Prior to his appointment to the board, he was a member of the Citizens Advisory Panel for the fire district for two years and served as it's Secretary in 2016. Shawn has lived on the Key Peninsula since 1993 with his wife and their six kids. Shawn is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and is a principal at an award-winning landscape architecture firm in Tacoma. He also serves as an elected Parks Commissioner for the Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District having been elected in November of 2015.
Shawn enjoys all aspects of our beautiful outdoors from hiking/walking at our beautiful local parks, to fishing local rivers and riding ATV's on the Oregon Coast dunes. As a Fire Commissioner Shawn hopes to encourage public involvement in supporting the valuable service provided by the professionals in our Fire Department.
Commissioner- Randy Takehara
Term of Office: 2022-2027
Randy Takehara first lived in the Key Peninsula in 1977 when his parents moved from University Place. Randy attended Purdy Elementary, Key Peninsula Middle School, and Peninsula High School. Randy graduated in 1992, and served 4 years in the US Air Force, where he served active duty as a Firefighter in San Antonio TX. After finishing active duty, Randy returned to the area in Tacoma, then Lakewood while joining the Air Force Reserves, starting work as a Civilian with the Ft. Lewis Fire Department. Randy was promoted to Battalion Chief at the Ft. Lewis Fire Department in 2008 and has served in that capacity to date. In the Reserves, Randy retired in 2015 as a Master Sergeant Assistant Fire Chief.
Randy moved back to the Key Peninsula Community in 2007 just about a mile from the house he grew up in. Randy feels truly blessed to be able to be home! Randy has been married for 28 years and has two sons. Randy and his family love to camp, be out in their yard, and watching their oldest son play baseball!!
Randy served on the Citizen Advisory Panel for the District from 2016-2021 and was the Vice Chair from 2019-2021. Away from the District, Randy has coached baseball for Key Peninsula Little League for several years and served on their Board as Equipment Manager in 2017 and as the Vice President of PHS Baseball Boosters in 2020-2021.
As Commissioner Randy hopes to continue the high quality of oversight to the District that the Board provides and use his extensive fire service knowledge in program management and labor relations to enhance the way the District delivers services to its citizens and supports its employees.
Commissioner- Ben Rasmussen
Term of Office: 2018 - 2022
Ben is a lifelong Key Peninsula resident, attending Evergreen Elementary, Key Peninsula Middle School, and Peninsula High School. After graduating, he began working as an Emergency Room Technician at St. Anthony Hospital, while taking classes at Tacoma Community College to pursue a future in the fire service. He completed his EMT certification and Fire Academy and began volunteering for KPFD in 2013. In 2015, Ben was hired full time at Tukwila Fire Department, where he later became a Ladder Company Engineer, Rope, Trench, Confined Space, and Rescue Systems 1 Technician, Acting Captain, and EMS instructor, as well as serving on the Equipment Committee. Ben recently joined the Citizens Advisory Panel as a way to get more involved in the community when he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners. Ben hopes to use his fire service experience and his deeply rooted loyalty to the Key Peninsula community to provide a safe and financially responsible place for all members of the community to live, work, enjoy, visit, and raise families in. He currently lives in Lakebay with his wife and two young daughters and hopes they will grow up to love the Key Peninsula as much as he does.