Occupation: Retired Logger and Vietnam veteran
Family: Brothers Harold “Skip,” Darrel and Jeff; along with his longtime girlfriend Wendy.
Nicknames: “Shake Rat” Lee; Lee “Bubby” Pickett
One of his favorite books: Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Heroes: Lee’s brother Darrel, also a sports logging champion; and Ross Perot, specifically because of his involvement in looking for POWs and those still MIA in Vietnam
Interesting fact: Pickett frequently sings the National Anthem. “I joke that whenever they can’t call in Miss Grays Harbor, they call in me.”
Festivals: Watch Pickett at most Loggers Playdays. He’s only missed one in the past eight years. For the past 14 years, he has also helped host the Shake Rat Rendezvous during Labor Day weekend, right in Pacific Beach, a shake cutting competition for the shake block cutters in the region.