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.”
Casi Fors, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, is the lead financial advisor at Fors Financial Consulting, PS and the face of the firm. In 2002, Casi started her career as an Independent Financial Advisor. This was during uncertain times and an uncertain market. Having a good understanding of investment risks and management she took this opportunity to educate her clients in planning for these unstable markets. Subsequent rough economic hardships have made her steadfast in educating and life planning to empower her clients to pursue long-term financial security and confidence.
Her wide breadth of experience and her wealth of knowledge skillfully guides the office. As a fee-based asset management advisor her specialties include private wealth management, work with charitable foundations, Donor Advised Funds, 401(k)/403(b) and small business retirement investment strategies.
Casi is actively involved in civic services and leadership. She serves on the Kiwanis Club, Field Arts & Event Hall board, the Olympic Medical Center Foundation board, is a past member of the Peninsula Tennis Club and has over 20 years with Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball, to name a few. A life-long resident of Port Angeles, she is well-known and highly regarded throughout the community. Married with two grown children, Casi loves spending her free time with her family, playing with her five grandchildren. She loves exploring the PNW on hiking trails and is an avid crossfitter.
Pili was born and raised in Hawaii, which explains her name. Her family moved to Eugene, OR just before she finished high school. Pili went to Mills College in Oakland, CA where she majored in Government. She moved to Port Angeles in the late 70’s and has called this home ever since. She loves the beauty of the area as well as how its isolation has encouraged creativity in those who choose to live here which has produced a lively arts community.
Pili recently retired as a Realtor and International Real Estate Speaker. Besides her busy career on the Olympic Peninsula listing and selling real estate, she was very active in the Realtor Association at the local, state, national and international levels. She was honored with the Instructor of the Year by the Washington Realtors twice and by the King County Association of Realtors. She was awarded Realtor of the Year by the Port Angeles Association of Realtors and the Washington Realtors. Real estate activity took Pili around this country and to Malaysia, South Korea, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic where she was a liaison between the National Association of REALTORS and the real estate associations of those countries.
Besides enjoying and participating in music, her family has had another strong tradition—community service. Both of her parents were president of their Rotary Club (at different times), and Pili has been an active member of Soroptimist International of Port Angeles. Pili and her husband are long time members of Independent Bible Church, where she serves as a Deaconess.
Scott Scherer was born in St. Louis, Missouri, spent many years working for Boeing in Seattle, Washington, and moved to Port Angeles, Washington in 2016 where he has become an announcer at KSQM. Scott spends his spare time enjoying arts and cultural activities including music, theater and ballet. He also enjoys outdoor time as a dog owner, a bird hunter and motorcyclist.
Scott is the winner of Airfinance Journal’s lifetime achievement award for his dedication to the aviation finance sector and notably the Cape Town Treaty, which is intended to standardize the transactions involving movable property on the international stage.
During his professional career, Scott helped to found the Aviation Working Group, an international industry organization dedicated to developing policies and regulations to facilitate advanced aviation financing. Previously he led an industry coalition in successful efforts to amend Section 1110 of the US Bankruptcy Code to improve the ability of US airlines to raise aircraft financing. He also played a leading role in negotiating a new Aircraft Sector Understanding (ASU) agreement.
Most recently, Scott served as the senior executive focused on policy and regulatory strategies associated with the aircraft financing mission of Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC). He was responsible for arranging, structuring, and providing financing solutions to customers of Boeing products. Previously Scherer had served as vice-president and general manager for BCC’s Aircraft Financial Services organization. Before that role, he was vice-president of customer financing for Boeing and as director – finance and business management for Boeing’s 737/757 programs and as assistant treasurer – customer financing.
Scherer holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University. He also participated in the master of business administration program at Seattle University. An active community volunteer, Scherer serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Sequim Community Broadcasting. Prior, Scott served as a governing board member for the UNIDROIT Foundation, the Dutch-based, not-for-profit funding arm of UNIDROIT (International Institute for the Unification of Private Law) that helps support programs to harmonize international laws
and assists developing countries to modernize their laws. Regionally Scherer was a member of the governing board of trustees for the Pacific Northwest Ballet and also is a past president of the King County, Wash. board of the American Heart Association, and past corporate chair of the Association’s Puget Sound Heart Walk.