We have a new Board of Directors!
Washington State Trails Coalition is governed by a small core of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about trails in all their shapes and forms. They enjoy bringing people together for our conferences and meetings. Interested in joining our team? Learn more about board service and other volunteer opportunities.
WSTC Board of Directors
Lisa Black, President
Lisa grew up in Seattle and was taken hiking by her parents until she was old enough to go on her own, often just with other teenage friends. As an adult, she now usually hikes with heavy tools while on Washington Trails Association work parties. For nearly 14 years, Lisa has volunteered as an Assistant and/or Chief Crew Leader for WTA and is finishing eight years on its Board of Directors. Now retired from pediatric nursing, she has worked as a WTA seasonal hire leading a few Volunteer Vacations each summer. Lisa lives in the Tri-Cities and has come to appreciate the Ice-Age Floods landscape. She also volunteers with the Friends of Badger Mountain trail crew and is coming to understand the trail building and maintaining challenges the Flood lands present. Lisa’s ongoing goal is to do more hiking without heavy tools.
Ben Monte Calvo, Past President
Ben Monte Calvo’s love for trails started in his home town of Darrington, WA. Through the years Ben has helped maintain and construct trails with the USFS, the Mountains to Sound Greenway and Metro Parks Tacoma. Ben joined the WSTC in the winter of 2016 and served as President through 2018. Ben and his wife Amanda and often be found in the Cascades hiking with their pup Béla, Ben can usually be found relaxing on his stoop, picking a banjo.
Julie Cassata, Secretary
T. Perry Barrett, Comptroller/Treasurer
Perry Barrett, AICP, serves as the Sr. Planner for the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District. Currently he also is liaison to the Bainbridge Island Park Foundation for which he has served as its past treasurer. Perry has over twenty years of experience in land use, environmental and park planning in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, Perry also serves on the Recreation & Conservation Office State Lands Committee and Washington State Department of Ecology’s Wyckoff Point Community Interest Group. Living in the northwest offers a rich spectrum of hiking, biking and kayaking activities for him.
Jakob Perry, Board Member At-Large #1
An open source software engineer by day, trails advocate by night, Jakob has been involved in various Washington communities all his life. He is passionate about community involvement when it comes to trails and finding creative solutions to bring government and community groups together. Jakob is a founding organizer of LinuxFest Northwest, a large annual open source technology conference in Bellingham, WA. When he is not coding and organizing, Jakob loves to get outdoors and enjoys 4×4 technical trails, overlanding, hiking, downhill mtn biking, and skiing. Currently he serves on the board of the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance, and has volunteers in DNR areas including Walker Valley, Reiter Foothills, and the Yacolt Burn.
Pete Beaupain, Board Member At-Large #2
Patrick Stephens, Board Member At-Large #3
Sujata Goel, Board Member At-Large #4
Randy Kline, Board Member At-Large #5
James Moschella, Board Member At-Large #6