Meet the Board
Jayda Wood, Chairperson and Board Member
I am a member of the Messinger family, who originally settled the land that is now Pacifica. I am pleased to be part of this non-profit organization that keeps this beautiful land and facility open to the public. I am currently a principal real estate broker with Ramsay Realty, specializing in rural property in the Applegate Valley.
Ray Prag, President and Board Member
Ray Prag received a B.A. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin, followed by an M.S. in Horticulture from the University of California, Davis. The combination of botany and horticulture and a great love of plants provided Ray with an excellent basis for growing a wide variety of plants from all over the world. He and his wife developed Forestfarm Nursery, which produces over 5,000 kinds of plants and has become one of the largest mail-order offerings in the country. He has now retired from Forestfarm to work on the development of Pacifica. Ray has been the Williams observer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration since 1975 and reports a monthly summary of the weather which is posted on the local web bulletin board Joslist. He was a member of the Williams Town Council for nineteen years. He is one of the founders of Pacifica.
Ohana Tee Martin, Vice President and Board Member
I arrived in the Applegate Valley area over 40 years ago and have been at the same residence in Williams since 1984. My wife Windsong and I established the Good Medicine Wildlife Sanctuary to provide a place for events, gatherings, ceremony, and especially a preserve for nature. I helped found the Sugarloaf Community Association and served on its board of directors for 10 years. I have initiated and assisted in the production of many large- to medium-size events and hope to use these skills for the benefit of Pacifica. I have three children and eight grandchildren keeping me on my toes and my eyes on the future.
Peg Prag, Secretary and Board Member
Peg Prag received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. In partnership with her husband, she created Forestfarm, one of the top-rated mail-order nurseries in the country. In the beginning, Peg shared every task necessary to grow plants, modeling her commitment to hands-on learning. Now retired from Forestfarm, she was instrumental in the design and development of a computer system to track inventory, orders, plant work, client base and other functions necessary to support the nursery. She is an artist and founder of the Pacifica Arts Guild. Ray and Peg have lived in Williams, Oregon since 1974. She and Ray were co-founders of the Williams Community Scholarship Fund. She is also one of the founders of Pacifica.
Dr. Rodger Miller, Vice-President and Board Member
Dr. Rodger Miller retired to Williams, Oregon in 1994. Prior to that, he practiced general dentistry in Vacaville, California, for 25 years. Dr. Miller graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1969. He then completed a tour of duty at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego and a year in Vietnam as a Navy dentist attached to the Marine Corps. He began his private practice in 1970 and over the years served as Ethics Chairman and later as the president of the Napa-Sonoma Dental Society. Dr. Miller also operates Williams Valley Ranch, an organically-oriented farming operation producing row crops and grass-fed cattle. Dr. Miller has been planning and creating challenge course equipment for Pacifica. He is one of the founders of Pacifica.
Dr. Lee Price, Treasurer and Board Member
Dr. Lee Price retired as the managing Director of Dresdner RCM Global Investors in the year 2000. Dr. Price was with Dresdner RCM Global Investors since 1972, becoming a Partner in 1976. During his tenure he filled the positions of financial analyst, Equity portfolio manager, economist, strategist and director of MIS. Dr. Price has a B.S. from Stanford in Engineering, an M.S. from MIT in Nuclear Engineering, and a Ph.D. from Stanford in Business. As one of the founders of Pacifica, Lee keeps track of Pacifica’s finances.
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“Pacifica is important to me because I grew up in the Santa Clara Valley outside of San Jose, California. Here I enjoyed an ideal childhood, playing in the orchards, pastures and creeks that surrounded my home. I loved being close to nature every day. Sadly, none of that open country exists now. I want to do my part to make sure there will always be quality open space here to enjoy, to learn in, and to play in at Pacifica.”Rodger Miller,
Pacifica Board Member