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Pacific Northwest Peony Society Officers

Current Officers and Board of Directors


Steve Smith

Steve is our current president, and has been involved with peonies since 2017.  Steve along with his husband Larry, cultivate over 100 named cultivars and several hundred seedlings on just over 1/4 acre in Edgewood, Washington.

Vice President

Mary Isley

Bio coming soon!


Jim Sampson 

Jim Sampson is current secretary for the Pacific Northwest Peony Society. Jim is also our auctioneer at our annual auctions. Jim and his wife Lore run Rarity Gardens, a peony farm near Mt. Hood, Oregon.


Nick Friend

Nick Friend is current treasurer for the Pacific Northwest Peony Society. Nick came from a family that grew peonies and continues his family legacy of growing peonies for the cut flower market.

We always are looking for volunteers to help out with our meetings, flower shows, connecting with other gardeners, provide community peony talks, writing newsletter content, taking pictures, and more. If you are interested,  we would love to hear from you, please send us a message, thank you!

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