Our Board

The GBLHS Board for 2018

President: JoAnn Taylor


(206) 817-6244

Vice President: Curt Nicholson

JoAnn Taylor has lived in Bonney Lake for over 16 years.  She retired in 2012 after more than 22 years from King County Housing Authority where she held a variety of positions including Office Manager, Payroll Accountant and Accounts Receivable.  She has vast experience with non-profit organizations as she is currently a member and new president of the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society, a member of the Altar Society at St. Andrews Church, the Scheduler for Eucharistic Ministers at St. Andrews Church and she volunteers at the Bonney Lake Senior Center.  In addition, she has held the positions of President of the Jr League Football Program, Bingo Manager for a non-profit, Athletic Director for the South Puget Sound Junior Football League, President of the PTSA for her children’s schools and in her spare time she raised four successful children.

Curt Nicholson: Curt has lived in the Bonney Lake area since 1999. He worked in several areas of Boeing starting in 1988 and ending in 2003. During the time at Boeing he was involved in their safety program and took some leadership classes. When the group he worked in was out sourced he still did work for Boeing delivering printed items to areas within Boeing. He was also in a leadership role over three other drivers. After retiring in 2014, he became more involved in the church he attends. In 2016 he started volunteering at the historical society of Bonney Lake and is currently helping to catalog the items the historical society received from the Alfred Milotte estate.


Board Member: Don Frazier



Don Frazier has lived in the Bonney Lake area since 1945.  He grew up in the area of Victor Falls.  After college and the U.S. Army, he worked for the Bonney Lake Police Department for 30 years-- the last 23 as Police Chief.  Don was a past member of the Greater Bonney Lake Lions Club, the Bonney Lake Chamber of Commerce and is presently active in the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society.


 Trustee: Dan Swatman


(253) 447-4269


Dan Swatman Dan has lived in the Bonney Lake area for nearly two decades, a newcomer by many measurements. Being an active member of the community is one of Dan’s core beliefs. When offered a chance to join the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society Dan jumped at the chance to be a part of such a prestigious community based organization.


History is obviously interwoven into the community that is and will be for generations to come. Dan is intrigued by the seemingly unrelated actions of others and the effect those actions has on forming the future. History is not just about the past, but also can easily become part of the future. A great example of that is the previous work done by the historical society to identify many significant historical sites in the area, today that work is also the basis for several geospatial related games played by thousands of people in many parts of the world. Dan looks forward to the discovering, preserving, and disseminating the knowledge about the history of the Greater Bonney Lake area..

Treasurer: Monica Taylor


Monica Taylor has lived in Bonney Lake for 18 years.

She is a senior cost accountant at a major aerospace company.  She graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and minor in mathematics from Central Washington University.  She is the current treasurer of the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society (GBLHS).  In her free time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.


Secretary: Fred Jacobsen


(253) 863-1959

Fred Jacobsen has lived in the Bonney Lake area since 1973. He retired in 2003 after 37 years in the communications industry. Since retirement he has been active in the Puyallup River Watershed Council, Fennel Creek Preservation Group, the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society, and the Greater Bonney Lake Veteran’s Memorial Committee. He is aformer member of the Bonney Lake Park Board and also the former editor of the Bonney Lake Liveable Community Newsletter. He has volunteered and worked with Beautify Bonney Lake since 2006.  Fred also served as Secretary on the Beautify Bonney Lake Board from 2008 until 2013 and now assists the BBL Advisory Board.

The objective of the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history of the Greater Bonney Lake area.