Meet Our Board of Directors


Don Enstrom

President Don Enstrom has served on the MGFWS Board since January, 2019. He has been a certified Master Gardener in Lewis County since 2012, currently serving on the MGFLC board as past president following 4 years as foundation president.

Don has worked at all four Lewis County demo gardens, regularly instructs outreach classes, and led the effort to purchase, site & construct Lewis County’s new greenhouse. He also serves on the crafts committee, using recycled materials to build a variety of items that educate, aid the gardener, support a healthy habitat for wildlife & pollinators, and generate income for the Lewis County MG program. Don was presented the Lewis County MG of the Year Award in 2018.

As a retired Professional Engineer, Don has had the opportunity to work all over the United States as well as in South America, Europe, and Canada. In the processed food industry for 35 years, he formed his own consulting company in 2006. In anticipation of his 2018 retirement, Don moved to his 5 acre hillside home south of Winlock in 2007.

Growing up in a large family in Hillsboro Oregon, Don inherited a love of gardening from his father and an appreciation for volunteering with the Extension Service from his mother, an upbringing leading to service on a variety of non-profit boards over the last 40 years.

Executive Vice President

Paul McKenna

Paul’s bio coming soon


John Strong

Since earning his Master Gardener certification in 2011, John Strong has been committed to the growth of the program, both in his home Yakima County, and at the state level. He has served as president of the Yakima MG Foundation, and is the co-leader of the Heirloom Garden, Public Relations, and Technical teams.  He also chairs the Spring Symposium, an annual series of garden lectures for Master Gardeners and the public. He has served as Secretary of the State Foundation since 2015, and has been integrally involved in strategic planning and re-organization of that group.

Gilbert Plascencial


Gilbert Plascencia

Gilbert’s bio coming soon