Meet Our Board Members
Board of Supervisors
Jeanette Dorner, Chair
Jeanette first began working with the Pierce Conservation District in 1996 when she created a community group to restore the health of Muck Creek and the District became a major supporter of that effort. She worked for 11 years as the Salmon Recovery Program Manager with the Nisqually Tribe, coordinating the protection and restoration of the Nisqually watershed, then five years as the Director of Ecosystem Recovery at the Puget Sound Partnership. She now is the Executive Director of the Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, a non-profit group working with people in the Mid Puget Sound region to restore salmon habitat and recover salmon populations. Jeanette believes strongly in the mission of the conservation district to empower local landowners to be good stewards of their lands through voluntary and incentive programs and to ensure that our Pierce County community has access to healthy local foods that are sustainably produced.
Scott Gruber, Vice Chair
I'm honored and very pleased to contribute to the good works of the Pierce Conservation District. I enjoy supporting the PCD's programs and staff by tapping my 30 years of business experience which ranges from design, wholesale, manufacturing, and retail to agriculture and farming. I have been a professional nurseryman since 2002 and farmer since 2007. I raise and process poultry and rabbit for meat, grow hundreds of varieties of food producing plants, and am a general contractor specializing in sustainable landscape design and construction. All that I do depends on responsible stewardship of natural resources. Helping the PCD contributes to enjoying a world we all share - now and into the future.
Sheila Wynn, Member
Sheila hails from Eastern Washington, but moved out to Puget Sound to get her degree in biology from the University of Puget Sound. Sheila has worked as an Environmental Biologist for over 20 years, working on everything from streams and wildlife habitat to time with Northwest Trek. Her work with the District began in 2011 and where she gets to express her love of Pierce County, it's natural beauty, and down to earth people.
David Seago, Member
Dave Seago of Tacoma is in his second term as a PCD board member. He retired in 2008 as editorial page editor for The News Tribune and has long been an advocate for conservation and environmental protection. He first learned of the PCD when he volunteered for Stream Team work parties. He is an avid kayaker and cyclist.
Dr. Brian Sullivan, Auditor
Brian retired from optometry in 2014. He has been a longtime Streamteam volunteer. Brian comes to the Board of Supervisors as a past board member of the Lacey, WA Sunrise Lions Club and Tahoma Audubon Society. He currently serves as Board Member/Treasurer of Nisqually Land Trust. Since 2002 he has been an active member of Zestful Gardens CSA. Brian has a deep commitment to wildlife habitat restoration and local food systems