Board & Staff

SVENA Board of Directors and Officers:

Diane and Chuck, Dyno Hike 1-2016

Diane Hardee and Chuck Lie during a hike to the proposed Dyno Timber Sale 1-2016

Inessa Pearce, President

Diane Hardee, Secretary

Chuck Lie, Treasurer

Brief Biographies of Board of Directors and Officers 

Inessa Pearce (President) has lived with her family in the Skykomish Valley since 1998. She has a Masters Degree in Chemical Technologies Engineering and professional experience at Siemens Medical and Boeing Commercial. Inessa worked for several years with GHTC (IEEE Global Humanitarian Technologies Conference) as PR and webmaster. Currently she is volunteering with a local non-profit EFGR (Evergreen Food and Goods Rescue) and has her own B&B business Rocky’s Retreat listed at and

Inessa and Rocky cropped 6-2015

Inessa Pearce with her eco-dog Rocky in Olympia after talking to the Washington State Board of Natural Resources (BNR) about Singletary Timber Sale 6-2015

Her big concerns for the Skykomish Valley are chemical and trash pollution, out-of-balance economy and ecosystem, and conservation of resources. Inessa has many interests, including history, food and sustainable farming, sports, literature, music, arts and healing arts, and Native American anthropology.

Diane Hardee (Secretary) has lived with her family in the forested Cascade foothills above the Skykomish Valley for 28 years. She received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of WA and is a retired teacher. Diane has been concerned about chemical pesticide use in our watershed, since 1981, particularly aerial pesticide use in forestry, and how it may affect our health and water quality. She is a member of the Pilchuck Audubon Society (PAS), the Toxic-Free Future (TFF)  and the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP). She joined SVENA to help protect the Skykomish watershed.

Charles (Chuck) R. Lie (Treasurer) and his wife have been residents of Gold Bar for 15 years.  Prior to moving to Gold Bar, they lived east of North Bend on the edge of the forest.  Chuck is a life long resident of Washington State and a professional geologist.  Chuck has been active in the City of Gold Bar as a concerned citizen, a planning commissioner and as a city council member.  Chuck joined the SVENA group to help foster our local sense of stewardship of this valley we call home.

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