Board of Directors

Hamilton

Tim Hamilton, President

Tim was born in Cosmopolis and has lived all his life on the Chehalis River or one of its tributaries.  He graduated from Elma High School in 1968 where he was nationally recognized by the Future Farmers of America for Natural Resources Development.  He married his high school sweetheart and raised three children near the town of McCleary.  He is a nationally recognized consultant in the petroleum industry and serves as Executive Director of a nonprofit trade association of small businesses in Washington state that engage in the retailing and wholesaling of motor fuels.  He regularly appears in the media and before state legislatures and Congress.

Tim has been active as a volunteer in local fisheries enhancement projects in the area for nearly 30 years.  A member of the Elma Game Club, Tim has worked on the Mueller project, Satsop Springs Hatchery, and Satsop River salmon broodstocking programs.

A widower, Tim met "the lovely Mary" in 2001 and they built a new home together outside McCleary.  The two spend their time together working in the greenhouse, gardening and enjoying the salmon in the creek that runs through their back yard with their grandchildren.  When he can get out of his office above the garage, Tim enjoys boating on coastal waters.  (Resume)


Holman

Art Holman, Vice-President

Art was born in Walla Walla and grew up in Yakima, WA where he attended school.  He joined the Navy in 1958 for a four year stretch where he was trained to handle liquid oxygen and served aboard the USS Lexington.  He returned to Yakima in 1962 and worked for Boise Cascade in the plywood plant. 

He married Connie in 1970 and moved to Aberdeen, WA where they raised six children.  Art worked for Mayr Bros. until the company closed down.  Art then drove for Tracy Lutton until he retired.

Art started fishing streams as a child in E. WA.  Once over on the coast, he fished coastal streams including the Columbia, Cowlitz, and Chehalis.  He also regularly fishes marine areas from Willapa Bay northward to Neah Bay.  He's proud to have been a sportsman for 64 years.



Ron

Ron Schweitzer, Secretary/Treasurer

Ron Schweitzer was born in Aberdeen Washington in 1947.  In 1953 he moved to his grandfather's family dairy farm on the Cloquallum Creek outside of Elma.  After high school graduation in 1965, Ron served two years in the Army stationed in Korea. 

In 1968 Ron married Mary Ann and raised 2 sons in Elma out near the county fairgrounds.  He spent his working life as a logger and timber equipment operator until retirement in 2009.  

Ron has been an avid recreational fisherman and outdoorsman all his life.  He and Mary Ann have taught the art of fishing and love of the outdoors to their grandchildren.  The oldest grandson is currently at OSU completing his forestry degree.  Ron served in volunteer fisheries enhancement and helped spearhead a project that built the "Mueller Project", an all volunteer salmon rearing facility on the Satsop River.  Rain or shine, if the fish are coming, you'll find Ron somewhere on the Chehalis River or one its tributaries.