Jack Evans (aka J. Glenn Evans)—Director-President-Treasurer

Thomas Hubbard–Director

Bernie Meyer—Director-Assistant Treasurer

Barbara Evans—Secretary

Management consists of the three directors listed below along with their executive positions. It is anticipated that two additional Directors shall be selected in the near future.

Jack Evans (aka J. Glenn Evans)—Director-President-Treasurer

Part Cherokee, Evans spent his early youth on a small farm during the dust bowl days of the Great Depression in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Lived in Seattle 54 years and now resides in Olympia, Washington. Worked in a lumber mill and operated a mining company and co-produced a movie, Christmas Mountain—The Story of a Cowboy Angel with Mark Miller and co-starring Slim Pickens. Early on he wanted to become a great rich writer, but was sidetracked for twenty years by the advice of a wealthy uncle to “go where the money is if you want to get rich.” He pursued the career of stockbroker and investment banker and became owner and president of a                securities firm with three offices and forty brokers. Founder of PoetsWest, Activists for a Better World and Glenn Kay Evans Farms, Inc., currently hosts PoetsWest at KSER 90.7FM, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show. He has written six books of poetry, six community histories, three novels, Broker Jim, Zeke’s Revenge and Wayfarers-Where No One Is an Outcast and a works in process novel, The Last Lumber Baron. In addition Evans has written numerous political essays.

Thomas Hubbard (Native American)–Director

He comes from rich heritage of Cherokee, Miami, Irish, and English ancestry, Thomas Hubbard grew up among factory workers. He went to work in a glass factory, making bottles and jars, before earning a teaching degree in English, Education and Sociology from Ball State University in 1969. Over the next thirty years he worked as a teacher, and also as a carpenter, blues musician and freelance writer. He has attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas, St. Edward’s University, East Texas State University and Indiana University. Hubbard has served as vice president of the board of directors for the Washington Poets Association and has featured for Tacoma’s Distinguished Writers Series and Whatcom Poetry Series. Since retiring from teaching high school on the Tulalip Reservation, Hubbard has published through his Gazoobi Tales imprint both books and CDs by several Northwest poets.

Bernie Meyer (also known as The American Gandhi)—Director-Assistant Treasurer

He began his justice and peace career as a Catholic priest in Cleveland, Ohio. Beginning in 2002, he has portrayed Mohandas Karamchaud Gandhi and has become known as, “The American Gandhi” because of his work in India in 2002 and from 2007 to the present time. As reflected in statements on the back of his book, The American Gandhi: “For over 40 years Meyer has seen and done it all in America’s movements for peace and justice. Activists have come and gone, but Meyer has stayed, and the knowledge he has gained is invaluable for anyone hoping to achieve positive change in the 21st century,” – Charlie Meconis, founder, Institute for Global Security Studies. Meyer lives in Olympia Washington.