Board of Directors

James-Cobb

James Cobb, President

Jim was born in Portland Oregon and grew up in the East Mill Plain area west of Camas. He is a graduate of the old Union High School and married his wife, Lois, in 1967. He has lived in Washougal since 1965 and is retired from the USAR after 30 years of service. He worked in the construction trades as a bookkeeper, driver, and mechanic, and was Washougal’s first city Jr. Engineer. His other activities include Secretary of North Bank Masonic Lodge in Washougal for 20 years and active member of the International Shrine Clown Association for 35 years.

Alma-Ladd

Alma Ladd, Vice President

Our vice president, Alma Ladd, has been a member since 1990 and served as the first Volunteer Coordinator for the Historical Society and Two Rivers Heritage Museum. She has lived in Camas and Washougal all her life and graduated from Washougal High School. As a full time volunteer, she is also a member of Camas-Washougal Women’s Club, LaCamas Navy Mothers Club and Relay for Life. She has chaired the Museum Plant Fairs for the last ten years and plans programs for the Historical Society. She and her husband, Charles, have two daughters and many grand and great grandchildren.
Betty-Egger

Betty Egger, Treasurer

Betty has lived in Washougal since 1992 and has been a member of the Historical Society since early 2007. She enjoyed a career that spanned 38 years in the Title Insurance industry where she started as an Accounts Receivable and Payable Clerk and retired as an Escrow Officer, LPO in 2001. Betty likes working with numbers and volunteering, making the Treasurer position a great fit for both her and the Society.
Dorothy-Durkee

Dorothy Durkee

Dorothy Durkee is a charter member of the Historical Society and held the position of Treasurer for the Society and Museum from 1979 to 2015. She moved to Camas in 1957 and began teaching business at Camas High School. She retired from teaching as an instructor at Clark College. Dorothy and her husband, Ron, enjoy traveling. They have a grown daughter and son.
Marilyn-Brown

Marilyn Brown, Public Relations/Publicity

Marilyn Brown has lived in Camas since 2003 and retired from working in social service and sales and continues in property management. Volunteer work has included 30 years as a Little League Advisor, Habitat for Humanity, C-W Soroptimist and the Methodist Church. She has three children and six grandchildren.
Richard-Johnson

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a past two-term president of the Camas-Washougal Historical Society. He retired in 2005 from the Washington State Fisheries and Fish and Wildlife after 37 years in the Fish Program, and also served on the Columbia Springs Board of Directors. He and his wife Karen have been married for 50+ years and have two sons. Richard has lived in the area for over 40 years, watching the area grow and become a premier community for families, education, and recreation.
Lois-Cobb

Lois Cobb

Lois Cobb has served the Historical Society since 2006. Currently she is the Volunteer and Tour Coordinator. Lois is a lifelong Washougal native. She retired as a Level A Pharmacy Tech. Lois and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1967 and have five children and six grandchildren.

Ivar-Godtlibsen

Ivar Godtlibsen

Ivar Godtlibsen is a native of Portland, Oregon. After a few years in the military he moved to Vancouver in 1978 with his wife, Gayle. They relocated to Washougal in 2005. Ivar was a TRHM volunteer for a time in 2011 and 2012. He retired in 2015 after a long career in the electronics industry. In addition to Board duties, he currently serves as the Museum’s Computer Network and Support Administrator.
Josh Stahley Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Heritage Museum

Josh Stahly

Josh Stahly was born in Spokane, WA. After attending flight school in North Dakota, he and his wife Jodi moved to the Vancouver/Camas area in 2006 to fly for Horizon Airlines. Josh has been a volunteer at the museum for the past 10 years. In 2015 Josh transitioned to Alaska Airlines. Jodi is also a pilot for Alaska. They have one daughter, Lydia. They keep busy with soccer, tennis, traveling, and crafts.

John Bayer for website

John Bayer, Secretary

John Bayer has lived in Washougal for 15 years and is a retired middle school teacher. He was originally born in New York but lived in Ohio most of his growing up years. He transplanted to Washougal in 2005 from San Jose, CA. He lives with his wife Tish who he married in 1967. He raised 5 children and has  11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He loves reading, history and beautiful environment here in Washington.

Tish Bayer for website

Tish Bayer

Tish Bayer has lived in Washougal since 2005. She moved to Washougal with her husband, John, to retire from being a Development professional with not for profit organizations for 25 plus years. As with John she raised five children and has 11 grandchildren with one great grandchild. She loves serving in the community.

Jason for website

Jason Ferrier

Jason Ferrier has lived in Washougal for 10 years after moving from Texas.  He has worked as an architectural project manager for 20 years and enjoys hiking and outdoors, bonsai, history, landscape design and vegetable gardening, logging, and building stuff.  His wife Alice is an art teacher with Washougal and his daughter Aria is an environmental student at the University of Washington.

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Pat Suggs

Pat grew up in Los Angeles. After college she and her husband moved to Washougal 47 years ago. Their family consists of six daughters and  19 grandchildren, mostly boys.  She’s worked for many years for the Washougal School District. She’s been a substitute teacher and a para educator. She’s always loved history and genealogy. She’ll gladly help you research your local ancestors. 

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