Board of Trustees

Lee Wojnar, President

Lee is originally from the Philadelphia area, where he owned and operated a digital media company. He graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Lee produced Windows-based digital content for the Aldus Company and is part of the team that launched Aldus Photostyler and Pagemaker on the windows platform. He was commissioned to design the Smithsonian’s 150th Anniversary poster and developed some of the first digital images on a personal computer for the project. He was then recruited by Intel Corporation to market the Workstation product group. Currently, Lee is Vice President of Marketing at O Bee Credit Union. He served on the United Way Board for nine years and was past Board President. He has served on the Asset Building Coalition, Community Investment Partners, and the Capital Soccer Fields board.

Katie Hurley, Past President

A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Kathryn “Katie” Hurley worked for 12 years in the telecommunications industry. Katie has been actively involved with the Olympia Tumwater Foundation for many years and is currently the Vice President and Chair of the Education Committee.

Katie is the daughter of Michael Schmidt (deceased) and Laurel Schmidt Seaman.

Waite Dalrymple, Vice President

Waite is the co-founder and former President and CEO of Parametrix, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in transportation, natural resources, toxicology and risk sciences, solid waste management, and cultural resources. In 1999, he sold Parametrix, Inc. to its employees making it a 100% ESOP-owned company with 450 employee owners in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, and Idaho. He remains active on the Parametrix board of directors. Waite graduated from Saint Martin’s University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering.

Blake Lindskog, Treasurer

Blake has lived in Olympia most of his life. He works for Heritage Bank as a Senior Vice President, Regional Lending Manager.

Blake had served on the Providence St. Peter Hospital Community Board for 20 years. He has served on the Tumwater Education Foundation as past president and is a member of the Olympia Downtown Association and is the current Treasurer of Capitol Skier Inc., one of the several clubs located on Crystal Mountain. He has been an avid skier for the past 40 years.

Blake brings experience in business management and finance to the Foundation.

Jim Bremner, M.D.

Dr. Bremner is a native of Washington, attending the University of Puget Sound, graduating from the University of Washington in 1956.

He has practiced psychiatry for many years and has been associated with the Western Institutional Review Board.

Jill Crowson

Jill is a native Washingtonian, great-granddaughter of Leopold Schmidt and daughter of Elva and Peter G. Schmidt Jr.

She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Her professional career as an interior designer and project manager has included work with integrated design & engineering firms for commercial, residential and institutional buildings. Currently, she is a Senior Designer at Sechrist Design Associates in Seattle.

As Chair of the Schmidt House Committee, she will continue her involvement with strategic planning for maintenance and enhancements to the “Three Meter” House and Grounds.

John Dodge

John is a fourth generation South Sounder and a former columnist with the Olympian newspaper. He is currently working on a book about the Columbus Day storm of 1962.

Andrew Edwards, MS DDS

Dr. Edwards is originally from the South and Midwest. Graduating from a class of 23 students in high school, Dr. Edwards obtained his undergrad degree in fisheries and wildlife. He then spent four years in Colorado obtaining a master’s degree in anatomy and neurobiology before moving back to the Midwest and earning his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City. A lifelong love of the outdoors and national parks attracted him to the South Sound where he and his family have resided for the past 8 years.

Fred Gentry

Fred has been practicing law for more than 40 years in Olympia. His litigation practice, Bean Gentry Wheeler Peternell, PLLC, emphasizes the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in injury and other civil litigation matters. He also does a considerable amount of arbitration and mediation and is often selected as the “neutral” or “swing” arbitrator in three-person UIM panels.

Fred has tried over 100 civil jury cases to verdict and has been an AV-rated lawyer for more than 30 years. He is a member of ABOTA, an invitation-only organization of trial lawyers, and a member of the Thurston County Bar Association.

Fred earned his bachelor degree at the University of Washington and his juris doctor degree at the University of Idaho.

John Heelan

John spent over 25 years in the marketing field and became acquainted with the Foundation when he was merchandising manager at the Olympia Brewery. During his career, he developed some of the most successful promotions in the history of brewery merchandising. After the sale of Olympia Brewing Co., to Pabst in 1983, John opened O’Blarneys Tavern in Olympia.

An active member and Chair of the Archive Committee, John is also interested in transitional scholarships.

Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D.

A native of the Northwest, Dr. Heynderickx has worked in higher education for more than 28 years. He became the president of Saint Martin’s University in January 2009.

Prior to assuming his current role, he was a vice president at the University of San Diego and an administrator at the University of Portland.

Dr. Heynderickx will primarily serve on the Finance Committee.

Cecelia Loveless

Cecelia is vice president for institutional advancement at St. Martin’s University where she serves as the chief fundraiser. Her responsibilities include administration of the Office of Institutional Advancement, management of the University’s development efforts and oversight of all alumni, parent and donor relations.

Cecelia will contribute to the Foundation’s strategic planning process, particularly in fundraising and branding.

Bobbi Miles

Bobbi was Executive Secretary to Peter G. Schmidt, Jr., President and Founder of the MARCO Group of Companies, for 26 years. During that time, she also worked extensively with Peter and the Olympia Tumwater Foundation on the archive project, membership, recording trustee meeting minutes and editing the Foundation’s newsletter. Her interests remain preservation of the Schmidt House and the Foundation’s archives. She is a graduate of Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, New York and currently lives in the Seattle area.

Dan O’Neill

Dan O’Neill is the owner of the Barn Nursery and Great Western Supply (aka Great Western Soil Conditioners). Great Western is part of a larger business, O’Neill and Sons.

Dan received the Thurston County Chamber Distinguished Leader award in 2016 for his innovation and core conservation values and respect for our environment as well as support for education and lifelong learning. In 2004, Great Western Supply was the recipient of a Leadership in Philanthropy Award by the South Sound Partners for Philanthropy.

Drew Phillips

Drew is a principal with FORMA Construction as their director of business development and pre-construction services.

As a fifth-generation Olympia resident, Drew has a deep respect for the history of this area and believes that the only way to be successful is to give back to the community that has provided so much to him.

Drew is past President of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation Board of Trustees and has focused his efforts on the Education Committee.

Olympia Tumwater Foundation Staff

John Freedman

Executive Director
(360) 943-2550

Jose Guzman

Tumwater Falls Park & Schmidt House Caretaker

Karen Johnson

Archives Curator
(360) 890-2299

Don Trosper

Public History Manager
(360) 786-8117


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