2018 Speakers

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Clinton Begley | Watershed Coordinator/Executive Director, Long Tom Watershed Council

Clinton Begley

Emilie Blevins | Conservation Biologist, Endangered Species Program, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Emilie Blevins

Direlle Calica | Changing Currents Program Manager & Oregon Project Manager, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

Direlle Calica

She is also a Bonneville Environmental Foundation (B-E-F) Board of Director, Emeritus. Mrs. Calica is the Managing Partner of Kanim Associates, LLC a Native American, women and Veteran owned company based in Portland, Oregon. Finally, she is a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and the WSBA Environmental Law Section.

Sarah Dyrdahl | Executive Director, Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council

Sarah Dyrdahl

Amanda Gilbert | Executive Director, Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council

Amanda Gilbert

Kathleen Guillozet | Director, Willamette Model Watershed Program, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Jimmy Kagan | Director, Institute for Natural Resources - Portland, Portland State University

Jimmy Kagan

He developed the first statewide vegetation map for Oregon in 1990, and the most recent 2018 Oregon habitat map, discovered and named a new species (Lomatium cookii) and rediscovered three other plant species thought to be extinct. He has a MS in Plant Ecology from the University of Oregon, a BS in Science and Education from Portland State University and a BA from the Evergreen State College.

Gale Orcutt Darling | Community Engagement Coordinator, Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council

Gale Orcutt Darling

Gladys Ruiz | Principal Consultant, Gladys Ruiz Consulting

Gladys Ruiz

GRC engages clients through the cultivation of equitable learning environments that focuses on understanding what it means to provide programs for multicultural audiences. Rooted in multicultural educational practices, culturally relevant is focused on creating programs that allows audiences to see themselves reflected and respected in the content of each program, is trauma informed, relevant to individuals life experiences, and allows for the environmental field to be broadly define based on their own connection to the natural world. In addition, Gladys Ruiz serves as a Program Associate for Center for Diversity & the Environment, a national organization whose mission is to harness the power of racial & ethnic diversity to transform the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, catalyzing change within institutions, and building alliances, leading equity, diversity and inclusion trainings.

Audrey Squires | Restoration Projects Manager, Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council

Audrey Squires

Tori Yoder | Program Technician, Watershed Program, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Tori Yoder

Jean-Paul Zagarola | Senior Project Manager, Watershed Program, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Jean-Paul Zagarola

View our 2016 speaker line-up here.