About Me: My name is Amanda Viebrock and I joined the Waterville School Board in 2017. I grew up in Waterville and attended Waterville Elementary and High School. Upon graduation I attended Washington State University and in 2013 purchased Waterville Family Foods.
I have a daughter attending Waterville Elementary; this is not the only reason I am interested in serving on the school board but also because I would like to see our youth have the same opportunity to succeed as I did nearly twenty years ago. I appreciate the progressiveness this district has taken as far as programs offered and being a “Leader In Me” school. I look forward in being part of the team that is responsible for creating community-wide visions and goals and working toward reaching the districts goals in student improvement and achievement.
About Me: I joined the Waterville School Board in 2011. I have lived in Waterville since 2010. I have 2 sons, and I have always been very active in the schools my kids have attended. Thru my involvement in the Orondo School District for 7 years I came to appreciate the struggles of a small school, from the staff, parent and student perspective. Maintaining a healthy budget balance while meeting each student’s individual academic needs can be very difficult and requires creative leadership and the ability to think outside the box. I am very proud to be part the Waterville Community and look forward to working with a collaborative, forward thinking group of board members all focused on making decisions to allow our students to thrive during their time at Waterville School and be prepared for success beyond high school, whether that be directly to the job force, or to some form of continuing education. I have witnessed the amazing leadership our students are capable of and can’t wait to see the contributions they make to this world!
About Me: I was born and raised in Waterville and after graduating from Waterville High School I attended Central Washington University where I earned a degree in business administration. I currently serve as the auditor and chief distribution system accountant for Douglas County PUD. My wife and I moved back to Waterville in 2009 and have three young boys.
Tommy Van Lith
About Me: My name is Tommy Van Lith. I became a School Board Member at the beginning of 2021. I was born and raised in Orondo, Washington. I attended Elementary School in Orondo. I am a Waterville Junior/Senior High School alumni and graduated in 1995. In 1997 I joined the US Army and proudly served for six years. After receiving my honorable discharge from the Army in 2003, I became a Corrections Deputy for the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have four boys. My interests include rucking, lifting weights, and spending time with my family. I am proud to serve on the Waterville School Board and I look forward to giving back to the youth and community that helped shape me during my formative years.
About Me: My name is Martin Wachtel. I became a school board member in 2022. I was born and raised in Cashmere, Washington. I am the IT Director at HighLine Grain Growers. My wife and I moved to Waterville in 2018. We love being a part of the Waterville community.
I am the father of two young daughters. My most important role is providing them with the best life possible, one that is safe and fulfilling. Education is an extremely important factor in preparing them for their future. I aim to provide a safe environment filled with as many learning opportunities as possible, balanced with music, sports, and an overall enjoyable experience for kids to be kids.
Having grown up in a small town, I have an immense appreciation for community support in education and sports. Now, having children of my own, it is very important to me that parents have a voice in the educational environment and future of their children.
I am excited to be a part of the Waterville School Board and look forward to giving back to this great community.