Tim recently retired from the City of Kirkland’s Parks & Community Services where he served as Parks Maintenance Supervisor, and is now living in Walla Walla. Prior to working with the City of Kirkland he worked with the City of Richland, Grant County PUD, City of Walla Walla, Whitman College, and operated Land Art Landscaping as the owner. He has been involved in a variety of positions with Pacific Northwest Chapter of International Society of Arboriculture (PNWISA), Washington Recreation and Parks Association (WRPA), Northwest Turfgrass Association (NTA), and is the current President of Pacific Northwest Sports Turf Managers Association (PNWSTMA). Tim has been ISA certified since approximately 2000 and has worked as the Municipal Arborist in Walla Walla and Richland WA.
Tim spends free time building fly rods and tying flies for the big one he is going to catch someday along with rebuilding his 1968 Datsun Roadster. He and his wife are grandparents of a granddaughter and grandson and are looking forward to more involvement with them and family outings.
Treasurer: Bill Griffith
Mr. William (Bill) Griffith recently retired as the Director for the Agriculture Center of Excellence. Before that, Bill ran Walla Walla Community College’s long running and successful Turf Management program.
Bill was introduced to the golf course maintenance industry as a teenager. As his passion grew for this industry, he began pursuing the education to manage the courses like the ones he had learned to love as a young man. Bill has 15 years of direct industry experience as a golf course superintendent at courses in Oregon and Washington. Bill has been the program coordinator and instructor for the last 20 years at the successful Walla Walla Community College Turf Management Program. Bill has led many professional organizations and boards over the past 30 years serving golf courses, Washington Associations, and the northwest sports turf industry. Bill is a past president of the PNWSTMA and contributes to the association magazine “Between the Stripes” with his “Back to Basics” articles in each issue.
Secretary: Matt Johns
B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture, University of Illinois, 1977
M.S. in Agronomy, Texas A&M University, 1981
Ph.D. in Horticulture/Forestry from University of Nebraska, 1989