Renee has worked in the environmental conservation field for the past 12 years. Her background includes extensive experience in watershed management, working on large scale forest, stream and river conservation and restoration projects and initiatives. She spent 14 years working and living in Montana before moving to Portland in January 2011 with her husband and three children. She loves running, hiking, fishing, gardening with her kids and sharing a good brew with her husband. The Forest Park Conservancy is now her home and she is excited to hit the ground running on such an incredible new journey.
Email Renee here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 105
Director of Development & Communications
Terry joined the staff of the Conservancy in November, 2010 as Development Director after serving as Manager of Development & Communications for the outreach programs at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York City, and Executive Director of the North Carolina Theatre Conference in Raleigh, NC. Prior to entering the field of nonprofit administration, Terry practiced
law as a partner in the law firm of Baddour & Milner in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina.
Terry brings a wealth of energy and a tremendous diversity of experience to this position. "After years of work in legal services, the arts and social services, I am tremendously excited about working for this amazing environmental cause. What a dream job! Could it be any more 'Portland'?" In addition to his work for the Conservancy, Terry is a leadership and communications consultant, and he continues to work as a professional actor and playwright, having appeared on screens and stages in New York and around the country.
Email Terry here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 107
Lisa has been with the Forest Park Conservancy for over four years as Membership Coordinator and Office Administrator. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Lisa worked at Pinch. A Design Office. During her "informative" years, Lisa spent the better part of her time between Hawaii, New York, Seattle, and Priest Lake, Idaho. She lives in SE Portland with her husband, three kids, and a handful of pets. She can been found most weekends, with her family, lounging by one of Oregon's gorgeous rivers with a strung fly rod, a worn book and a half-full bottle of Pinot.
Email Lisa here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 101
Trails & Restoration Manager
Matt became part of the full-time FPC staff in August 2010 and before that served as an AmeriCorps member with the Conservancy's trail crew. His background includes a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona and an AmeriCorps term with the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Watershed Restoration Team. Matt hails from the great state of Arizona and as a budding outdoorsman spent his youth wandering the Sonoran Desert and bothering the local wildlife. He currently resides in Northwest Portland and is still adjusting to living in the shade of so many trees. Matt loves traveling, biking, running, backpacking, gardening, and brewing the occasional beer. He is a recovering rugby player and will probably tell you about his old broken bones even if you don't ask. Most days Matt is somewhere in Forest Park so be sure to say hello if you spot him on trails.
Email Matt here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 102
Mikala became part of the FPC staff in August 2010 after serving as an AmeriCorps field crew member earlier that season. While attending Lewis & Clark College, Mikala spent her summers working on organic farms in New England and maintaining trails in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. With a degree in biology and a passion for the environment, Mikala is proud to call Portland her home and Forest Park her office. Mikala enjoys hiking, biking, birding, camping, working in the dirt, and back massages.
Email Mikala here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 106
Trails and Restoration Coordinator
Lucy began building trails and restoring habitat in Arizona in 2008. After migrating to the Northwest, she relearned it all—in water—and discovered the wonder of Forest Park. She got hooked shortly after moving to Portland, volunteering in the Forest Park between stints leading youth conservation crews through Oregon, Washington and Idaho for the Northwest Youth Corps.
She joined the Conservancy’s field crew in November 2010 and is developing the Discovery Hikes for Kids hike series, in which kids explore Forest Park’s ecological and cultural richness. Lucy has degrees in Environmental Studies and Art History and is a Wilderness First Responder. She loves munching edible plants along the trail and working with volunteers and is looking forward to the next Forest Park Half Marathon! When she’s not in the park, she’s probably baking some vegan delight or working on a crossword.
Email Lucy here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 103
Trails and Restoration Coordinator
After graduating from the University of Puget Sound with a BS in Biology and a BA in Fine Arts, Graham worked for Olympic National Park’s Wilderness Resource Department. Shortly thereafter he returned home to Portland where he joined the Forest Park Conservancy's team in March of 2011. In addition to his field work with the Conservancy, Graham has continued his exploration into science art with his public art project ‘Invasion of Place’ which incorporated invasive plant species into sculptures in Forest Park and around the city. Graham says: My work with the Forest Park Conservancy lets me exercise my knowledge of botany and ecology with people who, like me, are learning to be the earth that sees itself. When he is not breaking trail or ivy with the crew Graham is an avid skier and surfer, who enjoys migrating with the ocean from surf to snow all over the world.
Email Graham here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 103