Tim Lawson smiling in front of a large tree.

Tim Lawson

Board Member

Geologist, woodworker and educator, retired

Favorite native tree: Pacific Madrone
Favorite local wildlife: Pacific Wren
Favorite native plant: Osoberry
Favorite local food: Scow Bay oysters
Favorite local place: Chimacum Ridge
Favorite activity: Woodworking


Tim moved to Port Townsend in 2004 and set up shop as a furniture maker. In 2007 he co-founded the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and in 2011 became the Executive Director. Since retiring in 2017, Tim continues to teach at the school and helps organize the annual Port Townsend Woodworkers Show.

In prior lives Tim worked as a field geologist in the UK, has done mineral exploration in NW Queensland and led software engineering teams in the UK, Japan, and the U.S.

Tim is a member of LEO (the League of Extraordinary Observers) that works to photograph and document conservation projects throughout Jefferson County.