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Meet the Board of Directors

The board of directors is accountable to the club members. It is responsible for managing and supervising the activities and affairs of the club. Generally, the directors are elected by the members, and the members are admitted by the board (in accordance with the by-laws set out by Hoo-Hoo International). All board positions are volunteer roles. 

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Steve Bernardi |  President

Vice President - All-Coast Forest Product

"I have been blessed to be in the lumber industry for 40+ years, all at the same location. I'm happily married and proud father to six children. I enjoy playing and coaching basketball, wine tasting, and spending time with family and friends."

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Jeff Ward | Vice President

Vice President - Mendo Mill & Lumber Company

"With well over 40 years in this industry, I still love it and the people I work with. I have been happily married for almost an equal amount of time to my lovely Lori and we have three boys all grown and out of the house. I love the outdoors—hunting, fishing, hiking—and I am a great cook! I currently serve as vice president for Black Bart's Board of Directors, represent Jurisdiction 6 as Supreme Nine, and am proud to be the second vice president of Hoo-Hoo International for 2024. Busy? You could say so, but it's a joy to give back to the industry that has given so much to me and my family."

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Edgar Massoletti | Treasurer

"I started in the lumber business in 1968 and fully retired in 2021, after working for Central Valley for over 53 years. It was a great ride! I have been a Black Bart member since 2003 and have been on the board for over 18 years spending most of those years as treasurer. My activities in include RVing, golf, enjoying six wonderful grandchildren with my wife, Jan, and spending time with friends."

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Lori Ward | Secretary

I work within the banking industry that serves many forest products companies. Jeff and I have three wonderful sons and a beautiful granddaughter, with hopefully more on the way. By association, both at work and marriage, I have been involved in the forest products industry most of my life. Jeff and I enjoy serving together on and with this board of directors that consists of such wonderful men and women. I joined Hoo-Hoo because of the people. I stay because of the friendships developed.

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Dave Dahlen | Board Member

Owner – Redwood Valley Lumber

"I'm a semi-retired wholesaler (still looking for an order) as well as a recreational golfer that enjoys fine wines. I've been in the lumber industry for 40+ years with a career spanning the retail, wholesale distribution, and sawmill sale trades."

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Stacey Douglas Jones | Board Member

Owner – By Design

"Growing up in the Heart of the Redwoods in Northern California, who knew I would one day fall for a lumberman and be introduced to this crazy old fraternity called Hoo-Hoo? Fast-forward almost three decades, my love for the people and traditions of this Grand Old Order are deeper than ever. As the Designer/Editor Emeritus of the Hoo-Hoo International "Log & Tally" magazine, I continue my career as a graphic designer who loves making art, making good food for family and friends, making divots on the golf course, and of course, making room each night for our Jack Russell terriers."

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David Jones | Board Member

President – Noyo Timber, Land & Investments

"I got my first paycheck at 11 working for my parents at Foster Lumber in Vallejo, California. I went on to own that company and I sold it to retire in 2018. However, once a lumberman always a lumberman which prompted me to start Noyo Timber to help source hard-to-find specialty wood products for customers across the nation. I joined Black Bart Hoo-Hoo in 1974 and served on the board and as its president multiple times. My involvement extended to the international board where I was the Supreme Nine for Jurisdiction 6 on different occasions and elected Snark of the Universe for two terms from 2004–2006. The opportunities and friendships I've had in the last 50+ years of being a Hoo-Hoo are immeasurable. As the saying goes, you get out what you put into something—what I've gotten is more than my young self could ever have imagined."

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Jim Lewman | Board Member

Recently Retired Sales Executive – All-Coast Forest Products

"I'm a third generation lumberman proudly servicing our industry for 44 years. I'm happily married and have a son, daughter and one grandson. My hobbies are travel, concerts, fine wine, fishing, baseball, and most important family time. I've served as Black Bart’s president on three different terms."

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Aaron Newhouse | Board Member

Sales Manager – OrePac Building Products

"I've been in the lumber industry for 27 years, the last 26 years at OrePac. I enjoy staying active and attending all my kid’s functions."

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Ren Reinke | Board Member

"I started in the lumber industry 'bucking on the landing' in central British Columbia in the early 1970's then moved to a retail lumber yard on Vancouver Island in the late '70's. Back in California, I worked in lumber retail, wholesale, and manufacturing until retiring in 2016. I've been a Hoo-Hoo #181 member since '86 and served as club treasurer for 18 years. I now hold the position of membership/sponsorship chairman, so you'll be hearing from me."

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Bryan Ross | Board Member

Outdoor Sales Representative - Kimball Midwest

 

I am fortunate to have had people like Jeff Ward mentor me in the lumber industry and bring me in as a member of Hoo-Hoo.  I spend a good part of my work days interacting with people in logging, milling, transport, and land management industries in Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma counties.  I am happily married to my wife, Sandy, and have two children.  I am very involved in my church and related services.  My favorite hobbies are golfing, boating, fly-fishing (from guiding others on the water to hours of creations at a fly-tying bench), and just about any other type of fishing. Well, except noodling... Ain't no way! 

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Spencer Tatum | Board Member

After 13 years in this industry, I have to say that I love it more than ever. I am a father of two amazing boys, husband and outdoor enthusiast. I love sharing my passion for the outdoors and riding motorcycles with all who are willing.

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