Meet Our Board Members

John Abercrombie

John Abercrombie

John believes that clean, free flowing rivers are an essential natural force on this Earth.  These rivers are a requirement for life on this planet to continue as we know it. Rivers provide a connectedness in this world that ties all life together.  Being in, around,...

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Pat Arnold

Pat Arnold

Pat, her youngest grandchild and some of his classmates looking at the mountain and thinking about poetry    Pat Arnold believes that something organizes the universe, but that something is not us.  Thankfully, we never get to the end of the mysteries...

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Dave Berger

Dave Berger

  David left the Bronx, NY for San Francisco back in the 1970s with a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering and a desire to put his career and life experiences to their best use.  He has since worked throughout the West as a consultant and inspector...

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Jeremy Bisson

Jeremy Bisson

Jeremy was born and raised in Washington state and is currently living in Trout lake WA. Before he could walk, his father would take him on to the river where he enjoyed playing in and near the water. Soon he began to enjoy fishing, rafting and kayaking in some of...

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Patrick Connolly, Ph.D.

Patrick Connolly, Ph.D.

Dr. Connolly has worked in the fisheries field in the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years.  Pat received his B.S. in Biology from Centre College of Kentucky, his M.S. in Zoology from University of Idaho, and his PhD in Fisheries Science from Oregon State...

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Lisa Hamerlynck, M.Ed.

Lisa Hamerlynck, M.Ed.

 Over the past 30 years Lisa has worked as an archaeologist, park ranger, naturalist, environmental educator, and environmental planner. She has passion for adventure and wild places. Her adventurous spirit has led her all over the world for work and play...

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Jim Hulbert

Jim Hulbert

Jim Hulbert is a retired forester with a career with the USDA Forest Service having served on four National Forests in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, and on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  Jim was the Wild and Scenic River Planning...

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Bill Weiler

Bill Weiler

Bill’s background is a fish and wildlife biologist and environmental educator living on 20 oak woodland acres northeast of Lyle, Washington. Weiler currently works as the Education Coordinator for the Sandy River Watershed Council. Bill is the co-founder of the...

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Kate Willsen

Kate Willsen

Kate Willsen moved to the West from Rockaway Beach, NYC in 2014. After exploring many beautiful locations in California, Oregon, Montana, and Washington, she decided to stay put in the Gorge and has lived in Klickitat County since 2018. Kate retired from her role as...

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