Board of Directors

You are encouraged to join and participate in all Board Meetings!

Board Members are local citizens, like you, who have a love for Forestville. Some have particular expertise; others bring their enthusiasm and willingness to learn. All are welcome as we seek to be representative of our community. New members are elected by existing Board members.

Regular Board meetings are scheduled every month.
Dates: Every 1st Tuesday of the month.
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Where: Food For Thought, 6550 Railroad Ave., Forestville
(Railroad Ave. parallels Front St. in downtown)

Anyone interested in attending is very welcome.
Contact: Board President

Michael Cuoio
President & Treasurer
I am relatively new to Forestville, having moved here three years ago from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. To my excellent fortune, I fell in love at first sight both in and with Sonoma County.
 
I met and married my wife and fellow Forestville Planning Association member, Mary Luttrell Cuoio, three years ago, and am excited to begin my own local civic journey helping the community become an even lovelier place to live.
 
I was born in California, reared and educated in Idaho, and have spent most of my post-university years traversing the United States and Europe with the U.S. military. I am a retired Air Force Colonel, having worked during my 27-year career in a variety of positions including: German linguist, Inter-continental ballistic missile launch officer, computer programmer, project manager, and communications group commander.
 
My last tour of duty was in the Pentagon as the Director of Plans and Policy for Air Force Communications. Subsequent to my military career, I joined NATO as a civilian in Brussels, Belgium, and worked there eleven years in senior management of its telecommunications agency, then known as the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency.
 
I thoroughly enjoy the Forestville area scene and eagerly indulge in the fantastic local cuisine, followed by necessary and delightful walks and hikes amid our county’s beautiful and bountiful natural resources. Although completely devoid of prior musical experience, I recently bought a guitar and started singing; I find it a challenging but peaceful endeavor that adds immeasurably to my life here in paradise. As an FPA member, I hope to serve our community faithfully and well.
Stephanie Lennox
Vice President
I have lived in many of Sonoma County’s towns, including a year in Forestville, since attending Santa Rosa J.C. and graduating from Sonoma State in 1996. In 2002, my husband and I found our dream home in Forestville and we have been loving our small house on a forested half acre ever since.
 
I am a mother of two girls who share our love of the outdoors and together we garden, explore nature, bird watch, hike and camp.
 
I have heartily enjoyed my career as an environmental educator/naturalist for the past 21 years and have run my own consulting business since 2005. My work includes helping local organizations create and facilitate hands-on education and land stewardship programs.
 
I can often be found working with groups of volunteers cleaning trash pollution from our local waterways or conducting nature-based scientific monitoring with local high school students or teaching classes at some of our county’s iconic agricultural gems.
 
I have been happily volunteering with the FPA in the on-going stewardship of the Downtown’s Open Space Park and now continue volunteering as a Board of Directors member. I am grateful to have this opportunity to work with this compassionate and effective organization in its care of Forestville, its precious natural resources and my wonderful neighbors.
Julie Thompson
Secretary
Bio to come.
Scot Covington
Board Director
Scot Covington is a California native and has lived and worked in Sonoma County for many years.
 
In 2005 the Trione family appointed Scot winemaker, in time for him to collaborate closely on the design of their new winery, Trione Vineyards & Winery. Scot brought years of relevant experience to the project. After graduating from California State University, Fresno in 1990 with a B. S. degree in Agricultural Science, Enology, Scot worked in Sonoma County and abroad. His mentors are legendary; his winemaking is influenced by years of training under such icons as Bill Bonnetti and Merry Edwards.
 
Living a winemaker’s dream, Scot has his choice of the finest grapes grown on the Trione family’s vineyards in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast AVAs. He selects the top one-percent of grapes from 700 acres of vineyard.
 
Scot’s goal: make wines that express the highest level of quality across all varieties produced from estate grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel.
Erin Britton
Board Director
Bio to come.
Wayne Gibb
Board Director
Bio to come.
Angela Grech
Board Director
I grew up in Redwood City, a small town just 20 minutes north of San Francisco. As a little girl I used to vacation in Forestville and spend summer holidays at Summer Home Park with my best friend and her family at their cabin. I loved every bit of coming to the Russian River and this area, and I never wanted to leave.

In 2002, my family and I moved to Sonoma County, where I finished out high school and headed to college. I graduated from Sonoma State University with a BA in Human Development in 2009, and a certificate in Human Resources in 2011.

In 2015, my significant other and I decided to move to his hometown and my dream town of Forestville, and we have loved it. With a passion for bird-watching, hiking and the outdoors - I immediately wanted to become involved in the community, with a special regard to the park space. When I found the FPA, I knew it was a great fit for me because I could utilize my skill sets to bring forth great opportunities for the park space and the community.

In addition to my Board Membership on the FPA, I work as the Fund Development Manager at another worthy nonprofit, Becoming Independent, helping people with disabilities thrive in the North Bay.
Tim Sergent
Board Director
Bio to come.
Ken Smith
Board Director, Member of the Town Square Planning Group
After architecture schooling at Stanford ('64) and U.C. Berkeley ('67) and apprenticeship in San Francisco firms I chose the soul-nurturing environment of Sonoma County to start my own architecture practice.  I have designed community-serving buildings such as the Russian River Health Center and a number of organic land-sensitive homes throughout the County.  I completed the Sonoma States's Green Building Professional Certificate Program in 2005.

I feel passionate about living more sustainably on our precious Planet Earth. We created a National Wildlife Federation "Habitat Backyard", share a large vegetable garden with our neighbor, and now use a clothes line on sunny days. I feel very grateful that my values are shared by many in this gem of a community called Forestville which I have lived in these last thirty-two years.

(See photos of other FPA Volunteers: Volunteer Archives)

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Regular Board Meetings

  • Every 1st Tues. of month
  • 5:30-7:30PM
  • At Food For Thought
    6550 Railroad Ave.
    Forestville
    (Railroad Ave. parallels
    Front St. in downtown)
  • More info:
    Email Board President,

Everyone welcome.

Volunteer Help Needed

General Volunteers (as needed)

  • Help with events.
  • Put up and/or remove town meeting notices around Town.
  • ...and more

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