PAS Staff, Board Members, & Committee Chairs

Meet our 2016 Staff and Board Members, along with one of their favorite quotes and contact information. Thank you to photographers Rex Guichard for the board members' photos and Dave Somers for Kristin Kelly's photo. 

Staff Member:

Kristin Kelly, Executive Director Pilchuck Audubon and Smart Growth

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."   ~Mahatma Gandhi

Contact Kristin at


 Board Members:

Allen Gibbs, Conservation Chair

"Washington's scenic environment is a second paycheck, when working and living here."  ~Economist Dr. Ed Whitelaw


Jay Ward, At Large Member

"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."   ~Aldo Leopold



Jim Beneteau, Membership Chair

"A bird in hand is a certainty.  But a bird in the bush may sing."   ~Bret Harte

Judy Hall, Treasurer

"We need the tonic of wildness—to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”  ~Henry David Thoreau


 Cindy Easterson

Cindy Easterson, President

"There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before."   ~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays


Kathy Johnson, At Large Member

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."   ~John Muir

 Richard Smith

Richard Smith, Secretary

"There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature."   ~Aristotle


Laurel Cheap, At Large Member

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."   ~Edward Abbey


Terry Nightingale, Vice-President

"The earth does not belong to us--we belong to it.  Take only memories, leave only footprints."   ~Chief Sealth


Committee Chairs:

Carolyn Lacy, Newsletter Editor

Mara Price, Bird Sightings

Judy Chapman, Donations

Art Wait, Field Trips

Susie Schaefer, Programs

Sherrill Miller, Survey Coordinator