Brian Sanderson - Board Member
I have lived just outside Tonasket for a little over 10 years with my wife of 46 years, Teresa.
During this time we have been involved in one way or another, with activities at the Community Cultural Center. About
three years ago, I was approached to become a Board member which I eagerly accepted and went through the process that
allowed me that privilege and have been on this Board for approximately two years.
Before we moved to Tonasket in 2008, I was employed with The Boeing Company for 30 years. My mantra during those years
was "Out alive at 55" and I succeeded in accomplishing that. I retired in 2008 and have never looked back.
While with Boeing, I worked on several programs which included missiles, rockets, telescopes, graphite composites,
electronics, military and commercial aircraft. I also held an FAA Repairman License.
My work required travel to many places far and wide. I have lived in the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands and
several locations throughout the United States. My last assignment that required moving was to Fort Greely Alaska,
vacation spot of the world (not) but, enjoyable (Tonasket winters have nothing on FG).
During these travels I had the pleasure to meet people of many cultures and ethnic backgrounds, worked with many and
developed my appreciation of all people. That is what I enjoy most about the CCC, the diversification we share. I
would like to see more of this as we move forward and have been proud of the direction that I have seen while on this
Teresa and I enjoy travel and have visited some really nice and fascinating places. In addition to the places mentioned,
we have been to Costa Rica, Kenya and many islands in the Bahamas chain.
My latest assignment within the CCC, is to be the chairperson of the kitchen committee. I have been assisting with
improving the safety and comfort of those working in the kitchen and scullery. Our wonderful volunteers, who offer to
help every time we have an event accompanied with a dinner, are very important to the success of the CCC and deserve to
be safe and comfortable.