CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I was born in Germany and raised in America. I served with the U.S. Army as a Field Artilleryman for 8 years before being medically retired. I picked up geology in 2016 and decided to go for my Bachelors of Science. I started at Pierce college and have since transferred to Pacific Lutheran University where I hope to graduate sometime in August pending my field camp! I plan on going for a Masters in the hopes of becoming a college professor. I’ve spent the last 23 years fishing and hiking the PNW and am enjoying learning about the geology here. NWGS has been a large part of my geologic journey and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as President.
Pamela is a Pacific Northwest native and holds a masters degree in applied geosciences from the University of Washington. She is an environmental consultant with Floyd|Snider.
Amy Knudson is a Mars geologist and educator. She went to school at Brown University and Arizona State University, earning her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences in 2006. She worked on the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, along with several Mars orbiters. She taught Geology and Astronomy at Bellevue College and the Seattle Colleges before taking time off to raise her children.
Tom is a professor and the Department Coordinator of the Earth and Space Sciences Department at Pierce College Puyallup in Puyallup, WA. He has been teaching there for thirty years, where he teaches mostly introductory courses in geology. As part of his teaching, Tom started leading out-of-state field excursions to destinations in Montana, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, southern Utah, Death Valley, The Big Island of Hawaii, and the Galapagos Islands. Tom received his M.S. in geology from WSU in 1983 and his B.S. in geology form UW in 1980.
At-Large Board Member
A non-officer, voting member of the board of directors. An at-large member typically has previously served on the NWGS board.
The president-elect (1) finds speakers for the monthly meetings, (2) manages the A/V equipment used for the meetings, and (3) performs president duties from time to time. Contact us if you are interested.