Leonard P. Johnson


Each year the Friends of the Conservatory recognizes one volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and contributions to the FOC and the Conservatory.

The 2016award recipient is long-term board member Christine Peterson.


Christine has been involved with the Friends of the Conservatory since the 1980s and has served off an on throughout years.

In addition to serving on the Friends of the Conservatory Board, Peterson is very involved with the Northwest Orchid Society and provides her orchid expertise to both organizations. She has placed orders with orchid vendors for the FOC Plant Sales for many years.

Chris retired from the FOC Board of Directors again in 2016 at the end of her term.

Thank you again, Christine, for your years of service and dedication to the Friends of the Conservatory. This is an honor well deserved!

Photo by Sara Chapman/Love That Image

FOC Treasurer Tim Motzer accepts the 2015 Bromeliad Award at the Annual Meeting, April 26, 2015

Photo Credit: Sara Chapman

Leonard P. Johnson Bromeliad Award Winners


Rudi Opderbeck


Audrey Van Horne / Hope Lasseter


Dave Blythe


Audrey Meade / Robert Franklin


Tim Motzer


Christine Peterson