Board of Directors

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. 


Board Officers

President
Jeff Murdock, Seattle
Historic Seattle

Vice President
Betsy Godlewski, Spokane
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Treasurer
Nancy Ousley, Seattle
City of Kenmore

Secretary
Claudia Kiyama, Langley
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve


Special Positions

Student & Young Professional Board Member
Zoe Scuderi, Olympia
University of Cambridge


Board Members

Kalpa Baghasingh is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a dual masters degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, and with a specialization in Preservation. Since joining Schooley Caldwell in 2011, Kalpa has provided project management, architectural design, feasibility and planning studies, document production and construction administration services. She is an expert on Historic Tax Credit projects and Historic Structure Reports. She has worked on a variety of building types and, with a background in urban planning as well as architecture, she is able to provide a holistic and contextual approach to design, whether it is interior renovation, master planning or both. Kalpa is passionate about preserving historic buildings, and is a founding board member of the non-profit group Young Ohio Preservationists, which has received national acclaim for its work. She calls herself an “accidental artist” and finds making clay pottery therapeutic. She loves to travel to lesser known places and is a sucker for handwritten letters.

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.

Kelly Clark holds both an MBA and a law degree from New York University. As founder and CEO of KWClark Executive Consulting, she works to provide advisory services and long-term strategic thinking to organizations seeking to improve performance. For 18 years, she worked for Carnival Corporation/Holland America Group, overseeing ethical, environmental, and regulatory compliance across the company. With nearly two decades’ experience in maritime law, executive leadership, and strategic planning, she’s excited to help the Washington Trust launch the new Maritime Washington National Heritage Area which brings together stakeholders from across the region.

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, Vice 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.

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.

As a graduate from the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Architecture, with studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Versailles, France, Matt Inpanbutr 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. She currently serves as Preservation Coordinator for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

Paul W. Mann has been involved in historic preservation for almost 30 years. He has renovated three historic homes and participated in two large renovation projects in partnership with Wells and Company of Spokane. He is a founding director and current board president of the Friends of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. He has been an active member of Spokane Preservation Advocates, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, and the Spokane Garden Club. For the last five years he has served on the board of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. He chaired the finance committee working to bring the National Preservation Conference to Spokane and currently serves as co-chair of the local conference planning group. He attended the National Trust’s Leadership Training in 2009.

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 Dr. 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, 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 working for the Office of Historic Preservation at the City of Tacoma, she now works for Stepherson & Associates Communications, a firm that specializes in community involvement for large public infrastructure projects. 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 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.

Alanna Peterson practices government, constitutional, and appellate litigation at Pacifica Law Group LLP. She helps public, private, and nonprofit clients navigate a wide variety of issues, particularly those involving the political process, environmental and land use law, and nonprofit governance. She is passionate about preserving the spaces that sustain and enrich our communities, whether it’s the built environment or natural landscapes. She promotes conservation and stewardship efforts in this region through her involvement in the Recreation and Conservation Office’s Land and Water Conservation Fund Advisory Committee, Forterra’s Regional Leadership Council, and King County’s Land Conservation and Preservation Plan Advisory Group. She also supports the legislative advocacy efforts of the Washington Trails Association, a non-profit organization committed to preserving hiking trails and wilderness areas in Washington State. Alanna received a BA from the University of Southern California in gender studies and English literature and a JD from the University of Washington School of Law. Alanna is a lifelong Washingtonian and enjoys reading short stories, spending time with family, and getting lost in the back country of the Pacific Northwest.

Clare Petrich is a small business owner of Petrich Marine Dock, with strong ties to Tacoma’s maritime heritage. She served for 24 years on the Tacoma Port Commission and led efforts to establish the Northwest Seaport Alliance with the Port of Seattle. Co-founder and former chair of the Commencement Bay Maritime Fest in Tacoma, Clare currently serves on the Youth Marine Foundation, the World Affairs Council, and Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. She is also president of Tacoma Sister Cities and Washington State Representative for Sister Cities International. She is a past president of the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Economic Development District Board and secretary of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and Sister Cities International. Previously, Clare was the board president of the Tacoma Historical Society. Clare is a graduate of Manhattanville College in New York and received her Master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

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 graduated from the University of Washington in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in architecture. She is currently working remotely on a master’s degree in building history from the University of Cambridge, with her dissertation focusing on the brick-by-brick relocation of the fifteenth-century Thornewood Manor from England to Lakewood, Washington. She is also currently working as an intern for the Tacoma Historic Preservation Office. When not studying, Zoe likes to travel, explore historic buildings, 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!

David Timmons has been interested in all things historic since a young age, when at 16 years old he was the youngest charter member of the Livingston County Historical Society in his hometown of Howell, Michigan. He holds degrees from Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University, with majors in Parks and Recreation and Community Development and minors in Criminal Justice and Economics. With a 43-year career in municipal management, David spent 20 years as the City of Port Townsend’s first City Manager before retiring in 2019. David is also a long-standing member of the International City Management Association and was awarded the 2018 Award of Excellence by the Washington City Management Association.

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.

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. 

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.


Board Committees

Executive Committee
Development Committee
Finance Committee
Governance Committee
Preservation Committee
Main Street Advisory Board
Maritime Washington Advisory Board