FWSR Board

Meet Our Board Members

John Ambercrombie

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, and on rivers brings out the best in people. […]
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Pat Arnold and schoolkids

Pat Arnold

Pat Arnold believes that something organizes the universe, but that something is not us.  Thankfully, we never get to the end of the mysteries about the universe and its ways.  Our task is to exist in harmony with all around us, with reverence, disturbing little, conserving much, and celebrating all. Pat’s been on the FWSR […]
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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 for various private organizations as well as federal, state, and […]
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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 Washington’s most pristine rivers. Most […]
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Pat Connolly

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 University.  He is recently retired, now Emeritus, from the US Geological […]
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Lisa Hamerlynck

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 from the arctic circle to the tip of Patagonia. Despite her wanderlust, Lisa always comes […]
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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 Coordinator for the 1986 Omnibus Wild and Scenic Rivers Act for Oregon […]
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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 environmental education non-profit, the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute, and he has authored several books, including “Don’t Run from Bears.”
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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 Deputy Director of Training for NYC Parks after a long […]
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