Kevin retired from Southern Oregon University after a 26-year career as Director of Extended Campus Programs and Chief Information Officer. He serves on the boards of Rogue Community College, Oregon Community College Association, and Crater Lake Natural History Association.
Keith worked for Harry & David for over 20 years, first as Orchard Production Manager and then on the fulfillment side of operations until his retirement in 2015.
Jeff is a retired Certified Public Accountant with a background in finance, real estate, and fundraising. He has been a CASA volunteer and spent many years on the Development Committee and Board of Temple Emek Shalom.
Heather is a southern Oregon native and is currently a CPA and CFO working with private family-run business where her work crosses into land use and conservancy. An avid outdoors woman, Heather takes advantage of local public lands for trail running, skiing, hiking and rafting. As a new board member Heather is focused on long-term good of the Rogue River region.
Eric is the owner and principle broker at Full Circle Real Estate. He has a background in marketing and worked for “Backroads” leading adventure bike tours around the globe. Eric has served on several regional real estate boards.
Julie is the former Executive Director of WinterSpring a local nonprofit that provides grief support and counseling. She was the chair of the Department of Accounting at Western Washington University prior to moving to Oregon.
Jim is the former director of the Grants Pass Community Development Department. He also served as the City of Medford Planning Department Director. Jim has served on SOLC’s Lands Committee since 2013.
Dan manages his family’s 300-acre ranch in Gold Hill and is active on SOLC’s Lands Committee. He has served on the board since 1994 and has played a critical role in the growth of the organization.
Molly is the Preserve Manager for The Nature Conservancy’s SW Oregon field office. When not busy caring for TNC’s conserved lands and coordinating volunteers, she produces vibrant wines from her 4-acre certified biodynamic vineyard in Talent.
Roger is an attorney specializing in land use and real estate. He serves on the Mayor’s ad hoc City Hall Advisory Committee, chairs the Ashland Planning Commission, and acts as board secretary for the Ashland New Plays Festival.
Harry was a trial attorney for most of his career. He attended Harvard University for his B.A. and was a graduate of Stanford Law School. Harry has been involved with numerous land trusts such as Gallatin Valley Land Trust, Calusa Land Trust on Pine Island, Florida, and Western Rivers Conservancy, and has served on state, regional, and local nonprofit boards.
The next meeting of our book club will be on Tuesday, August 6, at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting at a private home in Ashland for a discussion of Listening for Coyote: A Walk Across Oregon’s Wilderness by William Sullivan.
Spring is our busiest and most fun season of the year. It’s when we get outside and explore, enjoy and celebrate the land the best way we know how – hikes and work parties. We’d like to thank the volunteers who helped us get out and show us the meaning of conservation.
Thanks to our friends, volunteers, and partners who beautifully pulled together for Let’s Pull Together at Rogue River Preserve this month. Many hands pulled an incredible 1.5 acres of invasive Scotch broom and 0.2 acres of yellow starthistle.