Cranberry Lake Forest Education & Research Center

Foundation Members

Meet our Board Members.


President Norm Eveleth

Norm is a fifth generation Mason County resident. He served four years in the Navy Sea Bees then attended Oregon State University where be obtained a BS in Forestry in 1961. After graduation, he worked for the US Forest Service on the Rogue River National Forest until 1964. After the Forest Service, he worked for Simpson Timber Company from 1964 until 1993. Norm served as the Manager of the Port of Shelton from 1993 to 1999, and has been a member of the Cranberry Lake Foundation since it was founded in 1983. 

Vice President Laurie Cox

Laurie has been a resident of Mason County for over 30 years. She received a degree in Education from Western Washington University however after working summers for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, she decided her passion was in forestry. She went back to school and received an Associate Degree in Technical Arts in Forest Technology from Centralia College. After graduation she began a career with the DNR, where she has been for the past 34 years. Laurie has been a member of the Board since 2009.

Treasurer Guy Lusignian

Guy was born on January 2nd, 1936 in San Francisco, CA. He received a BS in Forest Management from the University of Washington, College of Forestry in 1957. From there, he served as a farm forester with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources from 1957 to 1959 in Sultan, WA. From there, Guy worked for Simpson Timber Company from 1959 to 1968 in Everett WA and then from 1968 to 1972 in Shelton, WA. He then left Simpson to start his own consulting business, Lusignian Forestry, which he owned and operated from 1972 – 2001, where he provided forest management services throughout the northwest US. Guy has been a member of the board since 2010.

Secretary Matt Provencher

Matt has lived in Mason County for 10 years. Originally from New Hampshire, he received a BS in Forest Management from the University of Maine in 2002, and a MS in Forest Management from West Virginia University in 2004. After graduation, he worked for the US Forest Service on the Boise National Forest in Idaho from 2004 to 2005 before moving to Washington and accepting a job with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in 2005. He is currently the Stewardship and Technical Assistance Forester for Southwest Washington. He has been a member of the Board since 2014.

Board Member Emily Garlich

Emily is a retired biology teacher who taught biology, zoology, marine biology, and a field study class called Ecology of the Northwest at Shelton High School for 25 years. She is also a partner in a mussel farm on Totten Inlet, Puget Sound called Kamilche Sea Farm.  She is interested in helping kids and adults get out to Cranberry Lake to actively learn about forestry, wetlands and lakes.

Board Member Patrick Shults

Patrick recently moved to Washington in the winter of 2018 to take a position with Washington State University as an Extension Forester.  Being raised in Michigan, he attended Michigan State University where he received a B.S. and M.S. in Forestry, as well as a graduate certificate in forest carbon policy and management.  Prior to moving to Washington, he worked primarily for non-profit organizations utilizing volunteers, education, and outreach to address forestry concerns in urban and natural settings.  In his current position, he develops educational programming and research for small forest landowners in SW Washington.  He became a board member for the Foundation in the fall of 2018. 

Board Member Norah Young

Norah has lived in Washington for four years, though she is originally from New England. She attended the University of Maine, where she received a B.S. in Forestry with a minor in Surveying. After graduating, she moved to Astoria, Oregon, where she worked as a Forester for Oregon Department of Forestry. She has worked for Washington Department of Resources as a State Lands Forester, as a Research Forester in the Genetics program, and in the Small Forest Landowner Office. In her current role, Norah is a forester for the Forestry Riparian Easement Program, which provides financial assistance for certain Small Forest Landowners impacted by forest practices rules. She particularly enjoys being out in the woods with landowners and learning about their connections to their land, which in part drew her to Cranberry Lake. She has been a board member since the fall of 2018