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Director: James M. Malcolm Jr.


James M. Malcolm Jr., MPA
Probation Director

James came to Skagit County District Probation and Community Services in 2017 after serving Snohomish County Probation and Detention services since 1998. James has a Master of Arts in Public Administration from City University of Seattle, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Washington State University and an Associate of Arts from Skagit Valley College. James also holds an Executive Certification from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. James believes that with positive community support, the willingness to change and vested Probation Officers, the community, individual and system all benefit from Probation Services.

Jeanne McDermott
Probation Officer III, Skagit County District Court Cases
Jeanne has been employed by the Skagit County District   court since 1998.  She has an ATA degree in Human  Services-Chemical Dependency from Skagit Valley College, an ATA in Paralegal Studies from Edmonds Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Central Washington University.

Bob Alton
ProbationOfficer III, Skagit County District Court Cases
Bob has over 30 years of experience working in the Criminal Justice system, with the past 15 years working as a Probation Officer for Skagit County.  Bob obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Washington State University.  Go Cougs!

Laure Bergsma
Probation Officer III Mount Vernon Municipal and Sedro Woolley Municipal Court Cases
Laure has over 30 years working in Criminal Justice, including Juvenile and Adult probation.  Laure holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University and a two-year Chemical Dependency Program Certification from Skagit Valley College.

Trevor Rose
Probation Officer III Anacortes Municipal, Burlington Municipal and Pretrial Services Court Cases
Trevor graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor Arts in Criminal Justice.  Trevor worked in the Corrections division of the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office in the jail prior to transitioning to Probation Services.  Trevor’s goal is to effect long-lasting, positive change in his client’s lives.

Shawnen Mulligan
Probation Officer II Anacortes Municipal, Burlington Municipal and Pretrial Services Court Cases

Shawnie graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor Arts in Psychology. Shawnie recently relocated to Washington from Colorado and is enjoying and embracing all the outdoor activities Washington has to offer. Prior to joining the Probation Services team, she spent the past 5 years working in  Corrections and as a Community Service Officer in Colorado. Shawnie is specializing in Pre-Trial Services case load.

Marina Martinez
Probation Services Specialist
Marina comes to District Court Probation and Community Services Department with 18 years experience in the Criminal Justice system, for those 18 years she worked for Skagit County District Court.   Marina will be managing the Community Service clients and will be assisting Trevor Rose with the active pretrial cases.  Marina attended and Graduated from Mount Vernon High school.

Lucinda Kesterson
Community Court Case Advocate
Lucy comes to Community Court with several years working in social services, particularly in housing. She has an AAS degree in Human Services – Generalist Emphasis from Skagit Valley College, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services with a minor in Law, Diversity, and Justice from Western Washington University. Lucy is passionate about justice programs such as Community Court which provide community-based supports to participants to increase accountability and reduce recidivism while making a positive impact on individual lives.

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