Mark Hodgson is our current Board of Directors President. Mark also serves on various other Boards and is active in his community.
Mark Hodgson grew up in Port Angeles where he attended high school with the class of 1997. From 1998 – 2005, Mark served in the US Navy. While on active duty, he deployed in support to Operation Desert Fox, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Global War on Terrorism. In 2006, Mr. Hodgson returned to the Olympic Peninsula after being commissioned as a Trooper with the Washington State Patrol.
Dr. Joe W. Floyd has a BA in Anthropology (1967) and an MA (1972) and Ph.D. (1977) in Sociology, all awarded by the University of California at Riverside. Dr. Floyd is currently Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Montana State University, Billings where he served as a faculty member for 29 years. While a faculty member at MSU-Billings he served as Chairperson for the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Native American Studies for 6 years and developed the Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing Laboratory at MSU-Billings in 1987 serving as its director until he retired in 2007.
Since his retirement in 2007, Dr. Floyd has resided in Sequim on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. He served on the Board of Directors of the Peninsula College Foundation from 2011 to 2021 serving as president from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Floyd is a certified mediator and serves as a volunteer mediator for the Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center where he also serves on the Board of Directors. Dr. Floyd is also a Peninsula College Trustee.
Dr. Floyd and his wife Barbara Noble are generous in their giving to many causes, particularly to causes that encourage education and offer aid to single mothers and children. Joe enjoys spending time with his wife caring for their property and animals.
Trisha Haggerty originally took the Conflict Resolution training in 2013 and since then mediation and conflict resolution has been a passion of hers. She became a certified mediator in 2021 and joined the PDRC board in 2022. Trisha works full time at Peninsula College and is involved with the Crescent School District where her son is in High School. When not working or volunteering, Trisha enjoys running long distances slowly and hanging out with friends and family.
Peggy Simmons is the owner of Numbers and Narratives LLC and a multi-generational local resident of the Olympic Peninsula since 1980. Peggy attended Peninsula College and WSU to obtain her Bachelors degree. She has over 25 years experience as a bookkeeper and was the owner of several successful local businesses for over 22 years. Peggy actively participates in community advancement by serving on several boards and is a committee member for Empowering the Peninsula advisory team for West Sound STEM serving both Clallam and Jefferson counties. Peggy’s heart and spirit for the community tends to transform our region into a healthy, communicative and prosperous rural community.
Nancy Chambers retired to the Olympic Peninsula from Northern Virginia, trading the Shenandoah Mountains for the Olympics, the Atlantic Ocean for the Pacific, and “the other Washington”, D.C. for Washington State.
Nancy’s core beliefs are that “individuals” are “interdependent”—and, that the rules of Kindergarten could be applied to individuals and groups to get along together in life—share your toys, include everyone in play, use polite words, and -if there is a problem-go to the talking chairs to work it out.
Nancy had worked extensively with children and families, and has found that working through/in the political arena to pass public policy and legislation helps insure a more level playing field for the greater good.
Lindy Clevenger is a certified mediator and a member of the Board of Directors with Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center (PDRC).
Lindy became involved with PDRC through her work as the Clallam County Superior Court Administrator and seeing first-hand the benefits of PDRC. Now retired, Lindy enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with grandchildren and friends.