Board of Directors
Board PresidentAfter growing up in Corvallis and completing my formal education at Oregon State University, I moved to Florence to take the opportunity to manage the local Sprouse Reitz store. It was in Florence that I met my wife Jana. We have two wonderful children, an outstanding grandson, two dogs, many cats and a bird. Currently I work as a Commercial Relationship Manager with Oregon Pacific Bank. I’ve been with the bank since 1998. I am also an active Kiwanian, joining the Florence club in 1998. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, specifically cross country mountain bike racing. I also golf and bowl. I began working with Western Lane Ambulance District several years ago, first serving as a budget committee member. For the last ten years I have served on the board of directors for the district. I also fill a seat for the District on the Florence Urban Renewal Committee. Since moving here, I have had the opportunity to witness tremendous growth in the Florence area. I am looking forward to see the future of our community.
Board memberBob is a life-long resident of the Florence Area with a long and varied background. He was a volunteer firefighter for 28 years, beginning in late 1977 and finally stepping aside in 2005. Sneddon was first elected to the WLAD board in 1996 and served as Board President for five years. Since 2001 he has been the News Director for Coast Broadcasting (KCST and KCFM) and has been the host of KCST’s Our Town (formerly known as The Community Forum) since 1998.
Laura Anne Stonelake
Board MemberI moved to Mapleton 1951. Married Jack Stonelake 1957. Raised 3 children Bill, Jim and Laura. Worked for Siuslaw School Dist 20+ years. Also, I worked at Siuslaw News for 6 years, then retired to help raise 6 grandchildren who all are the pride and joy of my life. The last 18 years as a board member of WLA has also been a very good experience, which I have enjoyed.
Board Member14 year resident of Florence. He is a Navy veteran of the submarine service, and a graduate of San Diego State. He went on to become a Special Agent with the Naval Investigative Service (now NCIS), retiring after 26 years. Dick has been an active volunteer in Florence. Over the years he has worked with the Humane Society, Oregon State Police, the Step Group, and is currently involved with the Habitat For Humanity Restore, the hospital, Heceta Water District, and as a Board member for Western Lane ambulance
In addition to my Nursing degree, and experience for over 40 plus years, I have earned many certifications. Those include Trauma Nursing, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and I have received multiple Excellence in Nursing Awards. I also hold certificates in Essential Management Skills, Disaster Preparedness and Skills for Leads. I am also a small business owner here in Florence. I am an energetic People-oriented person. Honesty and integrity are the most important standards that I hold for myself.