PSBA - Who We Are

Puget Sound Bonsai Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the education of its members and the general public in the art and culture of bonsai. Club members have bonsai experience that ranges from beginner to recognized experts in the art. PSBA holds regularly scheduled club meetings featuring demonstrations and educational programs by national and international bonsai artists. The club also stages public shows and participates in community events where members' trees are showcased. PSBA was formed in 1973.

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President: Edd Kuehn
Vice-President: Josef Leibfried
Secretary: Mark Epping-Jordan
Treasurer: Helen Wattley-Ames
New Member Chair: currently open
Past President: Joel Schwarz

Board of Directors:     

Howard Miller 2017
Lynn Paietta 2017
David Bollman 2015-2017
Aaron Pollock 2016-2018  
Madison Thomas 2016-2018
Simon Ravona 2017-2019
Tony Fajarillo 2017-2019
Kyle Funakoshi 2017-2019  


Japan Fair: Josef Leibfried
Annual Auction: Aaron Pollock   
Historian: Edd Kuehn
Hospitality: Jana Lloyd     
Librarian: David Bollman     
Meeting Set-up: Kathy Blanchard     
Membership Registrar: Madison Thomas     
New Members: Elsa Durham     
"Newsletter" Distribution: Jana Loyd     
Potluck Coordinator: Nicky Ducommun
Public Relations: Grant Rauzi     
Raffles: Pat Negron     
Spring Show Coordinator: Kyle Funakoshi
Study Group Coordinator: Kathy Blanchard   
Website Content Editor: Mark Epping-Jordan
Website manager: David Bollman     
Workshop Coordinator: Lynn Paietta 

Past Club Presidents:
1. Dr. Bruenner
2. Jane Nelson
3. Leo Cunningham
4. Shirley Stafford
5. Dan Robinson
6. Sharon Muth
7. Glenn Gardner
8. Pat Boehm
9. Charlie Anderson
10. Annette Wright
11. Timm Patterson
12. Genieve Enright
13. George Berkompas
14. Carolyn Higgins
15. Ken Wassum
16. Elsa Durham
17. Don Guilliams
18. Matt Fogata
19. Grant Rauzi
20. Pat Negron
21. Joel Schwarz