The Washington Trust is governed by its Board of Directors, an active and involved group representing many professions and diverse interests in the field of historic preservation, coming from all parts of our state.
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The Washington Trust seeks nominees to our Board of Directors who share our commitment to saving places that matter throughout Washington. Learn more and find a link to the application form on our Board Recruitment page.
Betsy Godlewski, Spokane
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
Matt Inpanbutr, Seattle
Nancy Ousley, Seattle
Claudia Kiyama, Langley
Student & Young Professional Board Member
Zoe Scuderi, Olympia
University of Cambridge
Jeanette (Jan) Bader worked for the City of Vancouver for 22 years, first as Program and Policy Development Manager and then as Cultural Services Manager, before retiring in 2020. With master’s degrees in both public administration and social work from Eastern Washington University, Jan is passionate about preservation and economic vitality. She currently serves as the past president of the Clark County Historic Museum board of trustees and as vice chair of the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. In her work with the City of Vancouver, she served as the city’s lead on the management of the federally designated, 366-acre Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Previous board service includes the Historic Trust, the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Bureau, and Vancouver’s Downtown Association.
Logan Camporeale works as a Historic Preservation Specialist for the City/County of Spokane. He graduated with an MA in History from Eastern Washington University, where he also completed a two-year graduate assistantship at the Washington State Archives’ Digital Archives. Logan was involved in an effort to create a Local Historic District in Browne’s Addition, meeting with stakeholders and canvassing the neighborhood seeking community feedback. He is also interested in storytelling in our ever-changing digital environment. He has collaborated on historical live-tweet events and Wikipedia Edit-a-thons, is a contributor to SpokaneHistorical.org, and blogs at TheLocalHistory.com. His recent research on segregated housing policies in mid-century Spokane property documents was featured in the Spokesman-Review. Logan loves long walks and picnics in hundred-year-old cemeteries, and when he is not doing that boring history stuff, he is fishing, hiking, biking, or snowboarding.
Gideon Cauffman grew up in Sequim, Washington. He is a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and began his career in archaeology in 1996 at the Sequim Bypass Archaeological Site. He later earned a BA in Anthropology from Washington State University and an MS in Resource Management from Central Washington University. He was an archaeologist for the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakama Nation where most of his work was on the lower Columbia River. While at Yakama Nation, he assisted with US prosecutors during a site looting case. He completed the nomination of Tamanowas Rock to the National Register of Historic Places while working for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. He works in Oak Harbor, where he provides oversight to city undertakings and permitted projects as the staff archaeologist for the city. He also serves as Tribal Gaming Commissioner and grant reviewer for No Child Left Inside.
Edna Fund served two terms as a Lewis County Commissioner, completing that role at the end of 2020. Prior to that time, she was a Centralia City Councilor. She is active on issues of historic preservation and heritage, serving as a regular participant at Heritage Caucus during legislative sessions. She is also active with the Centralia Downtown Association, our Washington Main Street organization in Centralia. A vocal supporter of the historic Lewis County Courthouse, Edna has spearheaded efforts to get the building listed in the National Register of Historic Places and supported work to rehabilitate the building. Edna sits on the Historic County Courthouse Steering Committee, a position she has held since 2014, and is active with the Southwest Washington Fair and the Lewis County Historical Museum, which is dedicated to telling the storied history of Lewis County.
Betsy Godlewski, President, is a returning board member and has been interested with historic preservation since she was a small child growing up in the South. Her early career as an exploration geologist brought her to the Pacific Northwest, where the historic architecture, particularly the Art Deco style, continues to fascinate her. As Development Director of the $31 million capital campaign for the renovation of the historic (Art Deco) Fox Theater in Spokane, she secured Save America’s Treasures and National Endowment for the Arts grants for the theater, and was instrumental in bringing the Historic Tax Credits and New Markets Tax Credits to the renovation, marking the first time of the NMTC’s use in Spokane. Betsy served on the Spokane City/ County Historic Landmarks Commission (1992-1997) and on the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation board (2011-2016). Betsy has been Development Director at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture for the past six years.
Fred Goldberg is the managing partner of Goldberg Investments and vice chairman of the board of trustees for The Evergreen State College. Fred is the co-founder, principal, and retired director of Saltchuk Resources, one of the largest marine services companies in the Pacific. He currently serves as a board member for the Gates Foundation’s Supply Chain Advisory Board and the Washington State Historical Society and is a member of the Olympia Rotary Club. Fred is the founding director of the Washington Center for Performing Arts and the Governors Festival of Arts and the founding president of Patrons of South Sound Cultural Activities. Previously, Fred served as the director of Columbia Bank and Key Bank of Washington; as chair of Tollycraft Yachts and the Civil Service Commission in Olympia; as advisor to USP, a pharmacological not-for-profit group that is a watchdog for world drug safety; and as board member for the Initiative for Global Development and St. Peter Hospital.
Patrick Hanley is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in Geography and a GIS certificate. While working for the City of Walla Walla as a GIS Utility Specialist, he was active in volunteering with the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation. He now serves as a Senior Engineering Technician with the City of Vancouver, Washington. His interest in historic preservation began during his internship for the City of Cheney, where his supervisor was a key figure in many of the local preservation groups. Patrick was involved in nominating the Cheney High School/School House Lofts for the SHPO Sivinski Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Rehabilitation, and his senior project was nominating a local house for the Cheney Historic Register.
Matt Inpanbutr, Vice President, is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Architecture, with studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Versailles, France. He has more than 15 years of experience in architecture, concentrating on design, documentation, and construction administration of commercial and public existing buildings, including historic properties. In his capacity as principal at SHKS Architects, he has worked on such award-winning preservation/restoration projects as the Washington State Legislative Building, Lake Wilderness Lodge, and Bellingham Federal Building. He also serves on the City of Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board.
As a structural engineer and principal with Swenson Say Fagét, Zane Kanyer has 18 years’ experience providing structural engineering solutions for the renovation and adaptive reuse of historic structure. With a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Washington, Zane has worked to preserve such buildings at the Pike Place Market and the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle, the Kittitas Armory in Ellensburg, and Roslyn City Hall and Library in Roslyn. A resident of Ellensburg, Zane brings his passion for preservation to his work with Main Street, having served as a Washington Main Street advisory board member for three years. When not working, you’ll find Zane either assistant coaching one of his son’s sports teams or golfing somewhere in the state.
Claudia Kiyama, Secretary, holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía in Mexico City. She partnered with the Washington Trust to survey Latino heritage sites across King County for the Revisiting Washington heritage tourism site and volunteered with the Ballard Historical Society for the “Mapping Historic Ballard” project, surveying historic structures in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. She has lectured publicly on diversity in historic preservation, including at the 2018 RevitalizeWA conference and most recently for a 2019 presentation with the Tacoma Historical Society. As a member of 4Culture’s Beyond Integrity team, Claudia works to identify inequity in current preservation processes, engage local decisionmakers in embracing new standards, and foster stronger voices for advocates throughout the region.
Paul W. Mann has been involved in historic preservation for almost 40 years. He has renovated three historic homes and participated in several large renovation projects in partnership. He served as chair of the Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation from 2013 to 2020. He is also on the board of advisors of the National Trust and the board of Spokane Preservation Advocates. He has been a board member of the Washington Trust since 2005, including two years as president. He served as co-chair of the 2012 National Preservation Conference, held in Spokane. He is currently the managing partner of Ridpath Club Apartments in Spokane. The Ridpath project, which created 184 affordable homes, was recently honored by the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition in the historic preservation category.
Since retiring from Microsoft in 2002, Marshall McClintock has been a fixture in Tacoma historic preservation. He has served for 20 years on the board of the North Slope Historic District and for 10 years on the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission, participating in numerous design discussions regarding such projects as the Prairie Line Trail, Pacific Avenue Improvement project, and the creation of district-level design guidelines. Marshall has also served for 10 years on the board of Historic Tacoma, an organization dedicated to preserving Tacoma’s historical character. He has nominated several historic buildings to the city’s Landmarks Register, including the McKinley, Oakland, and Hoyt Elementary Schools; the Frisko Freeze; and Park Universalist Church. Most recently, Marshall completed historic building inventories of the Proctor and McKinley Hill Mixed Use Centers and has been working to list the Nettie J. Asberry House to the Tacoma Landmarks Register.
Elizabeth Morrier McGree comes from four generations of Yakima Valley hop farmers. She is Vice President of Morrier Ranch, the Morrier family’s hop farm which produces numerous award-winning hop varieties. As Vice President of JEM Development Real Estate, Inc., she leads a team that leases custom office spaces and manages hotels. She oversaw the development of the historic Hotel Maison, a former Masonic temple listed on the National Register of Historic Places. She is also extremely active in the community, sitting on boards for Washington Tourism Alliance, Heritage University, Washington Hop Commission, and Yakima Tourism Board.
Jeff Murdock, Immediate Past President, was the third generation of his family to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in finance but falling in love with architectural history. He subsequently obtained Master of Architecture and MS Arch in History & Theory degrees from the University of Washington. Jeff is the Advocacy & Education Manager for Historic Seattle and he served on Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board from 2011 until 2017. Jeff loves the rugged, hard-working vernacular buildings that help characterize the Pacific Northwest, reinforced during his time working for the Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. As a designer, advocate and investor in historic properties, Jeff’s experience has taught him that being the steward of a historic property can be an opportunity with unique and irreplaceable rewards.
Anneka Olson is an urban planner with a background in meaningful public involvement, active transportation advocacy, and placemaking. A former PreserveWA fellow, Anneka is especially passionate about opportunities to tell diverse community stories through place-based storytelling. After previous work with Stepherson & Associates Communications and Fern Tiger Associates, Anneka now works as senior planner in the City of Tacoma’s neighborhood planning department. A fourth generation Washingtonian, she holds a BA in History from Bard College and an MA in Community Planning from University of Washington Tacoma.
Nancy Ousley, Treasurer, is the retired Assistant City Manager for the City of Kenmore, home of historic Saint Edward Seminary. She previously managed community development programs for the Washington Department of Commerce (where she was involved in creating the Historic Courthouse Program), the City of Seattle, and King County. She earned a Bachelor’s degree with distinction in sociology from Washington State University and a Master’s Degrees in public administration and social work from the University of Washington. She also received a certificate in business incubator management. Nancy serves on the board of directors of Isle Royale Families and Friends Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural resources of Isle Royale National Park. A native of the Palouse hills of Whitman County, she and her wife live in a 1939 bungalow in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.
With a Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington, Raymond Rast is an Associate Professor of History at Gonzaga University in Spokane. His scholarship focuses on tourism, mobility, social and cultural diversity, historic preservation, and “sense of place” in the modern American West. He also serves as a current member of the Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission and Latinos in Heritage Conservation. He has written several National Register and National Historic Landmark nominations and has also worked directly with the National Park Service in various consulting roles, including serving as the lead historian for NPS’s Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study which led to President Obama’s creation of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in 2012.
Filling our one-year Student board position is Zoe Scuderi. Born in Guam but raised in the Pacific Northwest, Zoe recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a masters degree in building history after studying history and architecture at the University of Washington in 2018. Zoe also recently moved to Boise, Idaho, to begin her career as an architectural historian for Bionomics Environmental, a cultural resource consulting firm. When not working, Zoe likes to explore historic buildings, play pickleball, and kayak.
Returning for his second stint on the Washington Trust board, Steve Stroming is a Project Executive at Rafn Company with the “dream job” of focusing almost solely on historic renovation and seismic retrofit projects. A graduate of the UW architecture program, Steve’s passion for historic building preservation began with the adaptive reuse of Seattle’s Coliseum Theater for the Banana Republic flagship store in 1994 and has gone on to include renovations of the Cadillac Hotel, Pacific Science Center, Washington Hall, Good Shepherd Center, Building 18 at Magnusson Park, Town Hall Seattle, the former Fire Station 23 for Byrd Barr Place, and many more. Steve, his wife Susan, and their dog Luna live on Tiger Mountain near Issaquah. This also happens to place him close to the mountains to pursue other favorite activities like back-country skiing, hiking, paragliding, and just being out in the woods!
Dr. Stephanie Toothman retired in June 2017 as Associate Director of Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science after 39 years with the National Park Service. In May 2018, she returned to NPS as a Special Assistant to the Acting Associate Director under a special appointment authority for retired employees whose skills and knowledge can continue to benefit the NPS. Before serving as Associate Director, Stephanie was the Chief of Cultural Resources for the Pacific West Region and also served as Regional Historian and Chief of Cultural Resources for the Pacific Northwest Region. She entered the NPS as a historian with the National Register of Historic Places and spent two years with the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service before it was folded back into NPS in 1981. Stephanie brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to resource management, with degrees in American Studies from Smith College and American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. She received the Distinguished Service Award in 2017.
Stephen Waite is an architect and principal with Waite Conservation Architects in Edmonds, where he was chair of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission and philanthropy chair of the American Red Cross, NW Washington Chapter. He holds two architecture degrees from Washington State University, as well as a Conservation of Buildings and Interiors diploma from West Dean College and a master’s degree in Building Conservation from Bournemouth University, both in England. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is chair of the International Committee, Buildings Limes Forum in the UK. Steve has lectured, as well as consulted, on traditional materials, methods, and repair techniques with a focus on historic masonry mortars and plasters around the world. For each event, he collaborates with craftspeople, emphasizing their essential role in preservation. Steve enjoys designing and building contemporary wood furniture and frequently returns to Europe for work, golf, jazz, and single malt.
Connie Walker Gray is an architectural historian with more than 20 years of experience in cultural resource management. With a master’s degree in urban planning and a graduate certificate in historic preservation from the University of Washington, Connie lives in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood and works as Cultural Resources Group Lead and Senior Architectural Historian for Jacobs Engineering. She previously served as council member and treasurer for Historic Seattle and as a member of the Columbia City Landmarks review committee. Recent projects include oversight of the National Register of Historic Preservation nomination of the Montlake Historic District, cultural resources analysis for the adaptive reuse of the Ainsworth and Dunn building, and survey of more than 250 University of Washington buildings, landscapes, and artworks constructed prior to 1975.
Michael Walker is the executive director of Vancouver’s Downtown Association, a Community member of the Washington State Main Street Program. With bachelor’s degrees in business administration and urban planning from the University of Oregon, Michael is passionate about building bridges between the private and public sectors to improve the quality of life in our region. He previously served as lead economic development coordinator for the city of Banks, Oregon, where he focused on revitalizing the city’s Main Street, conducting business and community outreach and promoting industry and commerce. In his work with Vancouver’s Downtown Association, Michael implemented a parklet place activation initiative in response to the pandemic; developed a “Shark Tank”-style business recruitment initiative called the Launchpad program; launched a “Clean and Safe” program to increase visitor traffic to small businesses; and implemented six major art projects throughout Vancouver’s downtown core.
A Principal with Coughlin Porter Lundeen in Seattle, Bryan Zagers’ interest in historic structures started during his research into the behavior of steel-brick masonry infill buildings while obtaining his Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his 23-year career in structural engineering, he has specialized in historic renovation projects, investigating historic buildings to find their inherent strengths and to reuse old materials and reduce the impact of structural/seismic interventions on the historic fabric of the building. He has helped to preserve some of Seattle’s most iconic structures, including Smith Tower, Washington Hall, Cadillac Hotel, and MOHAI. Bryan chairs the statewide committee of structural engineers that focuses on existing buildings.
Andrew Zellers is a partner at Pacifica Law Group in Seattle. Andrew is a member of the firm’s real estate group and has a decade of experience in commercial real estate transactions. He has served as a commissioner on the City of Seattle’s Urban Forestry Commission and is a recent alumni of the Urban Land Institute Northwest’s Center for Leadership. Before attending the University of Washington School of Law and practicing law, he lived for several years in Prague where he taught English as a second language, reported on real estate and architecture for the Central and Eastern European Construction and Investment Journal, and organized international conferences on water resource issues for the Forum 2000 Foundation. Andrew is passionate about historic preservation and land conservation and regularly works with local land trust organizations on real estate matters, including conservation easements.
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Directors meets quarterly, in various locations around the state. The Executive Committee, consisting of officers and at-large members, meets monthly.
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