At the close of 2021, we said goodbye to seven board members whose terms of service had ended: Teresa Bendito-Zepeda of Wenatchee, Ginny Butler of Dayton, Holly Chamberlain of Vancouver, Megan Duvall of Spokane, Ryan Hester of Seattle, Marie Strong of Seattle, and Mary Thompson of Decatur Island. Our deepest appreciation goes to all of them for their service.

Five new board members, elected at the virtual Annual Members Meeting last fall, began a three-year term of service this year: Edna Fund of Centralia, Zane Kanyer of Ellensburg, Marshall McClintock of Tacoma, Zoe Scuderi of Olympia, and Steve Stroming of Issaquah.

New Board Members:

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.

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.

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.

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!