Kirk Shimeall, Executive Director and Fiscal Sponsorship & Stewardship Coordinator
Kirk has an MBA in Sustainable Business and a background in conflict management. Kirk, his wife and two sons live in Corvallis. In his free time he enjoys refereeing soccer, whitewater kayaking, and surfing. His favorite thing is to row his family down wild and scenic rivers throughout the West. Email Kirk.
Molly Davis, Fiscal Manager
Molly Davis is the Fiscal Manager at CPRCD and has over 20 years of experience in accounting. She grew up on a grass seed farm in Monroe. Molly now lives on small farm in Scio where she and her family raise cattle and horses. She enjoys spending time with her family, working with horses and barrel racing. She competes in rodeos and barrel races throughout the Northwest. Email Molly.
Connie Barnes, Grants, Contracts & Forest Stewardship
Connie joined the CPRCD in 2014. She brings over 20 years of natural resource education, communications, public relations and non-profit management support and experience to the team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Land Use Planning from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s in Natural Resource Education, Interpretation and Communication from the OSU College of Forestry. She worked as a planner in Arizona then moved to Oregon to pursue outdoor education. She has worked with OMSI, Chintimini Wildlife Center and the Corvallis Environmental Center as Program Director. Connie enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two boys skiing and mountain biking. Email Connie.
Troy Abercrombie, Western Invasives Network Coordinator
Troy joined the Cascade Pacific team in 2019 as the Coordinator for Western Invasives Network. He has a BS in Rangeland Science from Oregon State University and lives in Sweet Home with his wife and two daughters. Now specializing in the development and implementation of watershed scale invasives projects, Troy has spent most of his career in public service having worked on 5 national forests for the US Forest Service and as a county weeds program coordinator with some government contracting and university research sprinkled in between. Troy grew up in the Pacific Northwest and still loves nothing more than to explore everything it has to offer with his family. When not working, he likes building legos with his girls, fly fishing, kayaking, expedition rafting, flying his stunt kites and listening to baseball on the radio. Troy is also a multi-award winning photographer with an affinity for 35mm film. Email Troy.
Mike Madar, Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership Watershed Coordinator
Mike was born and raised on Tenmile Lakes. After serving in the US Marines, Mike graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Fisheries Science. He has been the TLBP Watershed Coordinator since 1998 after starting with TLBP in 1997 conducting field assessment work. Mike feels very fortunate to be able to live and work where he grew up. Mike strongly feels that Oregon’s Watershed Councils are the most successful natural resource entity created by the state. Mike’s favorite quote is ” Watersheds are about People”. Email Mike.
Megan Kemple, Co-Director, Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network (OrCAN) and Director, Policy Advocacy, Development and Operation
Megan founded OrCAN in November 2017 and since then has engaged a network of over 300 stakeholders interested in climate-friendly agricultural practices and policies that incentivize these practices. Her role with OrCAN focuses on policy advocacy, operations and fundraising. Email Megan.
Ashley Rood, Co-Director Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network
Ashley has worked at the intersection of conservation and agriculture for over 15 years in the nonprofit sector throughout the West. Much of her career, she has worked in partnership with farmers to create policy solutions that work on the ground. Most recently, she worked for Rogue Farm Corps on farmland preservation in Oregon. Ashley loves learning and cooking from her urban garden and she’s found a new passion for trail running. You’ll rarely find her without a notebook and pen as writing is the thread through it all. Email Ashley.
Dominica Navarro, OrCAN Administrative Coordinator
Dominica has worked over 13-years in nonprofit management and administration, working with organizations championing public health, diversity in higher education and organic farming research and policy. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with majors in both Environmental and Community Studies and has worked on various sustainable agriculture projects in the US and abroad. Dominica loves working outside on her homestead, hanging out with her dog, cooking, sailing, hiking and traveling. Email Dominica.
Melina Barker, Director, Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network
Melina is the Program Director for the Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network. Melina has been active in the farm to school and school garden movement for many years. She helped to found Rogue Valley Farm to School in southern Oregon where she served as Program Director for 12 years. Melina holds a MS in Environmental Education and lives on a small homestead in southern Oregon with her husband and two children. She enjoys hiking, gardening, pottery and cooking with her family. Email Melina.
Wren Huff, Operations Manager, Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network
After ten years of working in the insurance industry, Wren began her farm to school journey working at the Oregon Departmen of Education helping to administer the Oregon Farm to School grants. She has loved every step since. Wren studied musical theater in New York City, and now enjoys annoying her children by belting out broadway soliloquies. She also enjoys baking, gardening, and board games with her family. Email Wren.
Devin Thompson, Executive Director, McKenzie Valley Long Term Recovery Group
Devin has served as a board member for Northwest Youth Corps since 2016 and volunteered countless hours for McKenzie River Trust, Friends of Fish Lake, McKenzie Community Development Corporation and Friends of Awbrey Park. Professionally, Thompson served as a project manager and technical specialist in research and laboratory environments. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1990 to 1994. Email Devin.