Board of Directors

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Meet Phoenix Rising’s dedicated Board of Directors. We are committed to diligently work on expanding the dream of the Phoenix Rising School…a place for all children to be their brilliant, conscious and aware selves. A place where children love learning and exploring outrageous possibilities.


Cozette Fyrst, Chair

Lucy Ryan, Vice Chair 

Cindy Shorno, Advisory Board Member – Auctioneer and Community Resource

Cozette Fyrst

Board Chair

Cozette Fyrst was born in Los Angeles California and raised in the Yelm area. She attended Yelm Community Schools (Prairie Elementary, Yelm Middle School, Yelm High School, Ramtha's School of Enlightenment) and
South Puget Sound
Community College.

Lucy Ryan

Board Vice Chair

Lucy Ryan was born and raised in New England. As a young child, she was blessed with an interesting and innovative education at a one room public school that included grades K-5 - ‘The Little Red Schoolhouse’. All grades had one teacher who created an integrated and cohesive learning environment for her 20 or so students.

Cindy Schorno

Advisory Board Member - Auctioneer & Community Resource

Cindy Schorno was born and raised in the Yelm area. She attended Yelm Community Schools and Washington State University.
She has owned and operated
Yelm Real Estate since 1991.
Cindy is also a professional fundraiser and benefit auctioneer.


Housed on a beautiful, natural, 10 acre wooded campus in Rainier, WA