Staff And Leadership


Renée Myers
Executive Director

Renée has worked in the environmental conservation field for more than 20 years and has been leading FPC since 2012. Her background includes extensive experience in watershed management, working on large scale forest, stream, and river restoration initiatives. She spent many years working and living in Montana before moving to Portland in January 2011. Renée is leading FPC's Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative. She loves running, hiking, fishing, and gardening with her kids.  

Email Renee here or call 503-223-5449, ext 105

Alejandro Orizola
GFPCI Coordinator

Alejandro immigrated to the US five years ago from Chile. He has both a legal and conservation background in both the US and Chile making him the perfect person to support the Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative. New to Portland, Alejandro looks forward to engaging more diverse partners in the GFPCI, our 20 year vision to restore Forest Park and 10,000 acres surrounding the park. 

Email Alejandro here or call 503-223-5449, ext 108

Cody Chambers
Program Manager

Cody joined FPC's staff in September 2014. Prior to joining that, he worked on FPC's restoration crew while completing his B.S. in Environmental Studies at Portland State University. Cody developed an interest in environmental systems while exploring the Sierra Nevada backcountry, the forests of the Cascade Range, and the coastlines of Baja California. This fascination with the natural world continues to grow each day he spends in Forest Park. If he’s not getting muddy in the park, he is probably out hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, snowshoeing around Mt. Hood, or climbing at Smith Rock.

Email Cody here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 103

Kady Davis
Office Manager

Kady is an experienced administrative professional with a background in development, and an education in Natural Resource Policy Administration. As an avid trail runner in Forest Park she is deeply committed to protecting Forest Park.

Email Kady here or call 503-223-5449, ext 101

Ryan Graig
Trails Manager

Ryan brings years of experience managing both large and small trail projects. Prior to joining FPC, Ryan was employed at Tahawus Trails LLC, where he worked on projects in the Adirondack and Catskills Parks in New York, the Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia and the property surrounding Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Falling Water house. With a degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, he brings both on-the-ground and academic knowledge to FPC.

Email Ryan here or call him at 503-223-5449, ext 102

Sheryl Sackman
Development and Communications Director

Sheryl brings more than 25 years experience directing development, communications and grassroots organizing programs, and has a strong commitment to environmental protection in Oregon. Past positions include MRG Foundation, Friends of Trees, Oregon NARAL and OLCV. Sheryl has lived in Portland since 1986 and is a fair weather birdwatcher and bike rider.

Email Sheryl here or call 503-223-5449, ext. 107

Zachary Peal
Volunteer Coordinator

Zac grew up in Texas but has lived throughout the U.S. working on various campaigns. He graduated from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas with a degree in political science. He's helped campaigns with outreach, volunteer engagement, fundraising, and leadership development. He's an avid runner and is deeply committed to safeguarding our natural resources.

Email Zac here or call him at 503-223-5449, ext 106


Board of Directors


Larry Frank, Chair
Mary Moerlins, Vice-Chair
Erik Weaver, Treasurer
Jordan Anderson, Secretary


Priya Kansal
Patty Louie
Todd Petersen
Vinay Prasad
Janet Schmidt
Ellen Sheedy
Mark Shimahara

Kendra Petersen-Morgan, Portland Parks & Recreation

Staff photos by Bruce MacGregor

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