Doug Heckman, President
Doug lives in Moscow with his wife and two boys. He works at Emsi, an economics firm, and helps provide community labor data to clients around the world. He has been the Director of the MFA program at the University of Idaho, and has enjoyed working on other local Boards of Directors, including a stint as President of the Board for the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center. Doug and his family enjoy visiting the PCEI Nature Center, particularly the bicycle pump track, Animals of the Night, and walks to the Artist Studio.
Stacy Boe Miller, Vice President
Stacy is a mother, wife, local small business owner, writer, and a candidate in the MFA Creative Writing program at University of Idaho. She cares about educating young people on environmental issues and has ideas around place-based writing projects that can engage students in connection with the natural world through creativity. She believes in PCEI’s purpose and is honored to serve on the board.
Corinne Lyle, Treasurer
Corinne is a retired Extension professor of rural sociology and Associate Director, University of Idaho Extension. Her most recent work with Extension consisted primarily of integrating program development, evaluation and accountability for statewide Extension programs in agriculture and family, youth and consumer sciences. She holds a doctorate in sociology with emphasis on organizational, community, and environmental sociology. Corinne first joined PCEI in the 1990s, sharing occasional programs with Nancy Taylor on what was then called “Alternative Agriculture.” Upon retirement, she built a place overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene where she enjoyed living with nature and wildlife, attempting to follow environmental best practices. In 2013 she realized Moscow was the place to be and came back home. She is happy to be rejoining PCEI and hopes to contribute to its programming priorities.
Judy Meuth, Secretary
Judy recently retired from being a professor in the WSU Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies. Her work there concentrated on intersections of science and technology with categories of gender, race, class, sexuality, and culture. She examined how conceptions of nature and “the natural” drive our interactions with the environment and each other. Her work critiqued how those in power in government, commerce, and science attempt to control these conceptions to impact views, values, use, and policy regarding the environment and groups of people. Judy worked with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on several National Science Foundation projects to shift the cultural lens of science education toward a tribal point of view. Judy has a master’s degree in Wildlife Biology and worked on habitat evaluation and restoration projects in Texas and the Northwest. She established a K-12 alternative school where students worked to design their own interdisciplinary curriculum and to act on issues they supported. Judy’s currently involved in the Citizens’ Climate Lobby to make a carbon revenue and refund law in the US a reality. She’s an avid hiker, runner, gardener, and political activist.
Mark Deming is a lifelong north-westerner, avid outdoorsman, husband, and father of three rapidly growing boys. He moved to Moscow in 2010 intending to study law at UI, but a temporary position at NRS turned into a career as the company’s Director of Marketing. At NRS, Mark works at the confluence of commerce and conservation and enjoys using his communications skills to help grow a local business while advocating for stewardship of public lands and waters. Beginning in 2016, Mark worked with American Rivers to co-found 5,000 Miles of Wild, a national campaign pushing for new river protections in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In the fall of 2018, he traveled to Washington DC with a coalition of businesses and nonprofits to lobby for land and water conservation. Mark looks forward to working with Tom, the staff and the board to help PCEI fulfill its mission and continue doing great work on the Palouse.
Mary Jo Hamilton
Mary Jo and her husband have lived in Moscow since 1970. She retired four years ago from Washington State University where she worked for many years in the College of Veterinary Medicine as a comparative immunologist. She has been interested in our community as long as she has lived here, and has served on various Boards of Trustees, including Moscow Day School, Latah County Historical Society, Latah County Human Rights Task Force, Buy Local Moscow, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse and Heart of The Arts. She is also a Moscow Tree Commissioner. She is an avid hiker, and loves the recreational activities this area can provide, including skiing, snowshoeing, whitewater rafting and wild mushroom collecting. Favorite activities include reading, knitting, gardening, cooking and traveling. She and Joel have two sons and three grandsons.
Brooke lives in Moscow with her husband and three children. They moved here eight years ago and have grown to love this small town they now call home. Along with teaching and playing with their active little girls, Brooke enjoys swimming, yoga, cycling, playing competitive badminton and enjoying good food with friends. Brooke was the Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Moscow School District. She also served on the City of Moscow Mobility Task Force and the Moscow Pathways Commission. She is passionate about community building and looks forward to working with the team of great people at PCEI.
Originally from Moscow and an alum of the University of Idaho, Janet supports PCEI as a remote member of the board from New York City. She works for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and leads Global Social Media Policy and Strategy. For the past six years she has also volunteered as an Environmental Advocate on behalf of the company. She enjoys adventure travel, and her personal achievements include stepping foot on all seven continents, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, environmental Antarctic expedition, completing a 450 mile cycling adventure with Ride Idaho and more.
Nancy is a second grade teacher at Franklin Elementary in Pullman. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho, worked as a reporter for several years and opted to return to school to study education. She earned her Master’s degree from Washington State University in elementary Education and Teaching. She is passionate about conservation and environmental issues and she is looking to bring her reporting and teaching experiences to the PCEI board.