Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors

Executive Board


Colleen Dunn Bates

Prospect Park Books

2359 Lincoln Ave

Altadena, CA 91001

Committees: Conference (chair), Executive (chair), Diversity & Inclusion, Marketing, Strategic Planning


Vice President

Miriam Warren

Publications Manager

No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks | California Bill’s Automotive Handbooks

Committees: Awards, Conference, Executive, Membership & Nominating (chair), Pub501 (chair) 



Rachel Bell

VP/ Operations / Marketing

Overcup Press, LLC

4207 SE Woodstock Blvd., #253

Portland, OR 97206

Committees: Executive, Marketing (Chair), Professional Development, Pub501, Strategic Planning (chair)



Arielle Kesweder

Berrett-Koehler Publishers

1333 Broadway, Suite 1000

Oakland, CA  94612

Committees: Awards, Diversity & Inclusion (chair), Executive, Finance (chair), Pub501


President Emeritus

Bill Fessler

American Traveler Press

5738 N Central Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Committees: Awards, Conference, Executive, Finance


At Large Members:

Associate Member Liaison

Tim Hewitt

Friesens America

12972 Uinta Ct

Thornton, CO 80602

Committees: Design Awards (Chair), Professional Development


Amy Barrett-Daffin


C&T Publishing

1651 Challenge Drive

Concord, CA 94520

Committees: Conference, Finance, Marketing 


Karen Bullock

Managing Proofreader

Sounds True

413 S. Arthur Avenue

Louisville, CO 80027

Committees: Executive, Marketing, Professional Development (chair)


Don Gorman


RMB| Rocky Mountain Books

103-1075 Pendergast Street

Victoria, BC V8V 0A1

Committees: Conference, Professional Development, Strategic Planning


Kalen Landow

Account Manager

National Book Network

63 S Pennsylvania St

Denver, CO 80209

Committees: Awards (chair), Conference, Marketing


Brad Lyons

President and Publisher

Christian Board of Publication/Chalice Press

483 E Lockwood Ave, Suite 100

St. Louis, MO 63122

Committees: Conference, Diversity & Inclusion, Professional Development 

Joe Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Review Press

814 N. Franklin Street

Chicago, IL 60610

Committees: Membership & Nominating, Professional Development 


Jennifer Newens

Publishing Director

West Margin Press

1700 Fourth Street

Berkeley, CA 94710

Committees: Awards, Marketing, Strategic Planning


Rachel Noorda

Director of Book Publishing / Assistant Professor

Ooligan Press

P O Box 751

Portland, OR 97207

Committees: Book Design Awards, Professional Development, Pub501


Cynthia Sherry


Chicago Review Press

814 N. Franklin Street

Chicago, IL 60610

Committees: Conference, Membership & Nominating, Professional Development, Strategic Planning


General Counsel

Jon R. Tandler, Esq.

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

633 17th St, Suite 3000

Denver, CO 80202



PubWest Staff


Executive Director

Kent Watson

17501 Hill Way

Lake Oswego, OR 97035



2019–2020 Board Meeting Schedule

Current dates and locations set:

PubWest Board of Directors Meetings:

  • Friday, May 10th, time 9:30 a.m. (Pacific), at Pomegranate Communications in Portland, Oregon
  • Thursday August 8th, 2 p.m. (Mountain), University of Denver, Followed by the PubWest happy hour with the new Denver Publishing Institute Graduates
  • Friday, November 15th, 9:30 a.m. (Pacific), phone-in meeting
  • Wednesday, February 19th, 2020, 5 p.m. Portland Hilton, site of the 2020 conference

PubWest Bylaws

Committee Handout 2018

PubWest is a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation, Federal 501(c)6 with the Tax ID #84-0796515.