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
Conservation Director

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
Development Manager

Kady believes working with the most generous members of the Forest Park community – donors and volunteers – is the best job in the world. Kady holds a masters degree in Natural Resource Policy Administration from Portland State University where she conducted research on education and mitigation efforts of communities in Oregon’s wildland-urban interface. As an avid trail runner and trail user she is deeply committed to protecting Forest Park.

Email Kady 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

Chie Togo
Operations Coordinator

Chie brings more than 10 years of experience from non-profit organizations to FPC. Chie oversee FPC's office operations, database  management, finance and provides other administrative support. 

When you don't see her in the office, you will find her running in Forest Park, hiking trails at Columbia Gorge, practicing Yoga or working on her garden at home.  

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

Ingry Thurow
Trails Manager


Ingry grew up in Southeast Portland and comes to FPC with a background in outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, and nearly a decade of trail work that has spanned eight different states. Her experience managing complex projects involving multiple partnerships will come in handy while working on Forest Park's 47 miles of soft-surface trails.

When not carving soil, stacking stones and singing to herself in Forest Park, Ingry can be found gardening, making clothes, baking and playing board games alongside her friends and family.

Email Ingry here or call her at 503-223-5449.

Board of Directors


Jordan Anderson, Chair
Mary Moerlins, Vice-Chair
Alex Dolle, Treasurer
Vinay Prasad, Secretary



Priya Kansal
Erik Weaver
Patrice Louie
Todd Petersen
Janet Schmidt
Mark Shimahara

Kendra Petersen-Morgan, Portland Parks & Recreation

Staff photos by Bruce MacGregor


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