Board of Directors
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, Vice President
Betty Egger, Treasurer
Marilyn Brown, Public Relations/Publicity
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.
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, 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 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 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.
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.