LOWER COLUMBIA SCHOOL GARDENS
Cultivating the values of lifelong learning, sustainability, health, and community.
The LCSG Board of Directors meets monthly to plan, budget, and approve expenditures. Members of this working board provide a broad range of skills and experience that enrich all aspects of running the garden programs.
LCSG board meetings are held at 6:00pm on the last Tuesday of each month.
President: Shannon Cahoon — Community Outreach Coordinator, Fibre Federal Credit Union
Vice President: Lauren Henricksen — M.Div, Healthy Communities Specialist,
Cowlitz County Health Department
Treasurer: Jackie Erickson — Bookkeeper, Longview Community Church,
Community House on Broadway
Secretary: MaryEllen Kiffe — Educator, co-founder of Northlake Cooking Academy (Est. 2011);
LCSG Development, & Communications
Patricia Reistroffer — Retired Educator; LCSG Curriculum Development;
Co-founder Huntington Garden (Est 2013)
Liz Cattin — MBA, MS, RD, Director Patient Support & Community Services;
Peace Health St John’s Medical
Aspen Clontz — M.S. Ed, Educator, founder Beacon Hill Garden (Est 2014);
LCSG Curriculum Development
Maria Peyer — RN, MSN, OCN, Team Lead Oncology, Kaiser Permanente
Vivien Basom — Food Services Supervisor, Kelso School District #458
Chuck Bergquist — Retired elementary principal — Association of Washington State Principals
Executive Director: Ian Thompson