The first thing you might notice about Bill Little is that he isn't —little. At 6'7", he towers head and shoulders in Pinchot Partner group photos.
He is one of three founding members still active on the board.
"I guess I'm just bull-headed, that way" he said at the recent Pinchot Partners annual meeting in Packwood. He was the first treasurer for the Pinchot Working Group, the group that later became Pinchot Partners in 2003.
Bill is a third-generation Cowlitz Valley resident. He graduated from Morton High School in 1963, went to college, worked for Boeing, and then in the woods for about 25 years. He was elected as the representative for the Lumber and Sawmill Worker Union in 1992.
"As the Union Rep, in 1995 I had 1000 working members between Packwood and Morton. Now there may be 50 to 100. These towns used to be a great place to live— they still are a great place to live— but it's harder now to make a living," he said.
Retired now, he and his wife, Margaret Sundstrom, live in Randle.