The operations of the Guild are provided by the Executive Board of Directors, which consists of elected and appointed positions.

The Executive Board described in our Bylaws consists of four elected positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), plus the Workshop Coordinator, the Webmaster, and two standing committees, Membership and Presentation Committees.  Other ad hoc member advisors may be recognized as the situation at the time may dictate.  

Only the Executive Board has voting powers.  All members have a voice.  The Executive Board members are officers of the Corporation.

Board of Directors and Committees
Elected (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer)
President1,3 David Knipfer
Elected VP 9/11/2023
Promoted to Pres. 4/6/2024
Vice President1,3 Paul Mermelstein
Appointed 4/12/2024

Frank Canastar
Elected 9/11/2023

Secretary1,3 Keith Frampton
Elected 9/10/2022
Elected Officers Archive
Guild Officers Archive


9/12/2020 – 4/6/2024

Mike Haigwood

9/2012 – 9/2020

Rick Munzer

Vice President


David Knipfer

9/2021 – 9/2023

Mike Heavner

9/2019 – 9/2021

Joel LaFerriere

9/2017 – 9/2019

Tim Jackson


9/12/2020 – 9/10/2022

Greg Knoll

9/8/2018 – 9/12/2020

Greg Knoll


David Hickson

201? – 2016

Nita Ratdke



9/2022 – 9/2023

Mark Fradkin

2013 to Sept 2022

Manny Flecker

20?? to 2013

Charles (Bud) Nuessle

Appointed Officers (Shop Coordinator, Webmaster)
Shop Coordinator2,3
Manages Workshop Operations. Owns the Workshop Policy. Manages Workshop Coordinators.
Ron Lambert
Shop Coordinator, Assistant2,3
Alternate for Shop Coordinator, including voting rights when Coordinator is not available.
Norm Williams
Newsletter Editor
Financial Services Backup
avatar Gene Torrey
Appointed Committee Chairs
Education Programs2,3
Coordinates special programs and seminars.  Puts together information for the how-to manual and coordinates classes.  Greets new members.
Joel LaFerriere
Membership Committee2,3
Facilitates guild membership program.
avatar Gene Torrey
Presentations Committee2,3

Manages the monthly meeting presentations, formats, arranges presenters.


Kathy Paez

Recognized Advisors
Conducts annual guild officer elections.
avatar David Knipfer
Annually identifies significant contributors in four service categories.
Helps members and the community at large with the reuse, redistribution, or disposition of woodworking assets.
Matt Radtke
Facilitates the Guild’s use of various information, audio and video technologies.
avatar Randy Dalnekoff
1 – Elected position (more about elections…)
2 – Appointed Position
3 – Executive Board, Voting Position
4 – Ad hoc Advisor or other special appointment

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