Board Member - Board Position #03
Martin Barron is the parent of 4 children who greatly benefited and successfully graduated from Wenatchee public schools. He was born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa completed his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College, London and earned his M.Sc. in The Economics of Poor Countries and their Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Before moving to Wenatchee in 1990 Martin lived and worked in 6 countries. He speaks English and Spanish comfortably and has some comprehension of 5 other languages. Public Service is Martin’s 5th career. He worked as a Chemical Engineer, Development Economist, Agribusiness in production, logistics and general management in Latin America, and finance and administration which enabled him to choose his family home, Wenatchee. He became a naturalized citizen in 1994.
Martin has volunteered in our schools on task forces, scholarship programs, and as mentor, stagehand, exchange student host and translator. His wife Tina produced district musicals for a decade and was a long term member of WHS foundation board.
Martin believes that no investment is more important for our community than K-12 education and ALL our children are our greatest asset. His hope as a board member is to be a catalyst for improvement and an advocate for our public schools in and to our community.