Meet Our Board Members

Board of Supervisors

Jeanette Dorner 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. She  now works as the Director of Ecosystem Recovery at the Puget Sound  Partnership, supporting the work of hundreds of partners around Puget Sound to protect, restore and clean up their rivers, streams and Puget Sound shorelines. 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 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 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. 

Dave Seago David Seago, Auditor
 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.

Brian Sullivan Dr. Brian Sullivan, Member
 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