Our committed volunteers from our community are proud to help leave a legacy for Port Angeles visitors and residents to enjoy for decades to come.
“To me, Field Hall means the opportunity of a lifetime for the community I love.”
Outside of his career, Brooke Taylor is passionate about community. He served 16 years on the YMCA Board of Directors and was a founding member and former President of the Peninsula College Foundation. In 1998, Brooke was honored with the Clallam County Community Service Award.
A native of Clallam County and graduate of Port Angeles High School, Brooke Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and Juris Doctor Degree from University of Virginia School of Law.
Mr. Taylor practiced law for 38 years in Clallam County, including one term as Prosecuting Attorney. He finished his career in law as Superior Court Judge, a position he was elected to three times. Brooke was elected to serve as President of the 30,000-member Washington State Bar Association in 2005-2006.
“Field Hall will provide an iconic building, reflecting the Olympic Peninsula’s natural beauty, that will serve as a central gathering venue for residents and visitors to participate in and enjoy a wide range of performing and visual arts and community events.”
Originally from New Mexico, Judith Marek Morris has had the privilege of moving around the country and the world following her husband’s career. As a result, Judith’s work history is widely varied. Most recently, Judith served on the staff for Congressman Norm Dicks and Congressman Derek Kilmer. She retired from this position in January 2017. Judith currently serves as President of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Board of Directors and serves on the PA Forward committee.
Judith is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer having served in Malawi. She was a cultural resource specialist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bristol Bay for six years, served as Executive Director of the Grant County Travel Council in Utah, and worked as Community Liaison Officer for the US Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia.
Judith earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Sonoma State University and a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Denver
“What Field Hall means to me is that residents and visitors on the North Olympic Peninsula will have access to a world class facility for the performing and fine arts that will provide an ongoing economic stimulus for our community.”
Jeanne is a Certified Public Accountant who operated her own tax accounting practice in Sequim for 17 years. She is semi-retired now, mainly working with nonprofit organizations, and she remains as a principal with Cunha & Martin CPAs. Jeanne volunteers much of her free time in the community.
In addition to serving as Treasurer of PAWC, she is Treasurer of the Peninsula College Foundation. She was a co-founder of the Sequim Education Foundation in 2001. She served on the Board of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center for many years and was honored to be designated Trustee Emeritus.
Prior to having her own tax practice in Sequim, Jeanne served as Controller and Chief Financial officer with Tech Sector companies in the San Francisco Bay Area with $30 million to $100 Million in annual revenues. She has extensive experience in finance and administration, including risk management, information systems, intellectual property protection, and a $50M initial public offering of an information systems service bureau.
Jeanne earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University East Bay and a she holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Jeanne enjoys international travel with her husband Corby Somerville, or just spending time at home with their two cats.
“Field Hall is about an entire community coming together to embrace and realize something that is bigger than any one of us. The Waterfront Center will allow current and future generations of our community to proudly celebrate this shining gem of the Pacific Northwest.”
“It’s my pleasure to be part of a project which will enhance the beautiful Port Angeles waterfront, give artists a place to display their talents and audiences another opportunity to enjoy them. I share the hope that this project will be a boon to the community economically as well.”
Dorothy Field’s passion for performing arts has been apparent through her involvement in music – in one form or another – since her elementary school days. Dorothy has accompanied choral groups and soloists, both instrumental and vocal. She has sung with a number of choral groups, often as a soloist and was an accompanist for a vocal studio and ballet studio. Highlights of Dorothy’s musical career include traveling to various parts of the United States and Europe. One choral group performed a long-lost Rachmaninoff mass that had been performed only once in Russia and subsequently banned.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, Dorothy taught English in a high school in the Portland area and was a counselor there, as well as Director of Student Activities. She moved to the Santa Clara Valley of California (now called “Silicon Valley”) and joined the faculty of a junior college as an English teacher and counselor. She became a member of Junior League in the Bay Area, an organization primarily focused on community service.
Later in life, Dorothy worked in real estate and banking and sat on the Board of Directors of two banks and one junior college.
Currently, Dorothy enjoys volunteering her time on the Board of Directors for the Port Angeles Education Foundation and the Port Angeles Waterfront Center.
“I’m so excited about Field Hall. I believe it will be a gathering place for all the families of Port Angeles to enjoy our beautiful city while they participate in or watch arts and music events. I also believe it will be the beginning of the transformation of our beautiful downtown. People that visit will be in awe of what we have to offer.”
“I am inspired by the forward progress of PAWC. The Field Hall project directly results in a positive economic infusion through the conversion of underutilized vacant parking lots into a vibrant community activity center. The conference center component will create a new venue capturing new economic growth year-round, but, most importantly in the winter season. The campus approach transforms a key location of our Downtown into a property full of arts, culture, sciences and environmental stewardship all of which further enable our local businesses to thrive.”
“I am hopeful that past and present Clallam County residents will invest in Field Hall, which will be a monumental anchor for our region.”
“Field Hall is a singular opportunity to serve the residents of Port Angles and the surrounding area for today and generations to come. I am grateful to Donna Morris for her generosity and vision for this facility for the arts in the community that we love.”