As one of our early board members, Chuck Robinson helped set the tone, culture and spirit of North Cascades Institute. As board chair he led us adroitly through strategic planning, difficult partnership negotiations, and significant growth and challenges, like the great recession, with focus and a smile. Chuck brings wisdom gleaned from his many years of experience with small business and local and national nonprofit boards, and an attitude that focuses on the people behind the mission. He led our $4 million capital campaign to build the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. I call on him regularly for advice on board governance, performance evaluation, and the role of the board in fundraising. He gets stuff done to help communities and organizations flourish.