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Allison Hensey

Allison Hensey believes in the power of collaboration to effect real environmental change. Here in Oregon, she’s built an impactful career in conservation, including 9 years as a staff member at Oregon Environmental Council from 2006 - 2015.At Oregon Environmental Council, Allison focused on strengthening ties with the agricultural community and bridging the divide between urban and rural constituents. She holds a deep respect for farmers in Oregon, who helped inform her approach to agricultural and water policy. “We can talk theoretically about what can happen, but farmers will tell you what will work. Having conversations about best ...

Chris Hagerbaumer

A steadfast force, Chris Hagerbaumer has been pushing for solutions that create a cleaner, more livable Oregon for more than 22 years. She joined the staff of Oregon Environmental Council back in 1996, as the Transportation Program Director. Since 2006, she led many crucial policy and strategic planning efforts as Deputy Director “For as long as I can remember, I’ve known intrinsically that if we don’t treat our environment right, we end up harming our own health and wellbeing. Oregon Environmental Council’s approach matches mine: think holistically, be collaborative, and shoot for the moon”. Chris sees that transformative solutions set ...

Corinne Handelman

Corrine first started working with Oregon Environmental Council back in 2012, collecting signatures for the Toxic Free Kids Act. More recently, she served on the Emerging Leaders Board...

Rob Nathan

To Rob, Oregon represents home—a place where he is committed to advancing social and environmental equity. Originally from Chicago, Rob grew up in the "'hood," where the streets were muddied by industry and trash. “I saw how people of color were disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation. I recognized the paradigm that I was living—that resource scarcity is tied to poverty, environmental racism, and conservation." Rob played an important part in supporting the development of a stronger social equity lens at Oregon Environmental Council as a member of the Emerging Leaders Board from 2012- 2015. As a member, he helped engage ...

Nate Wallace

Nate Wallace joined the Emerging Leaders Board in 2018. He is excited to help Oregon Environmetal Council protect the land he loves. Nate grew up in Portland and developed a reverence for nature on family camping trips and excursions.  “Oregon is unbelievably beautiful and varied. It’s really important to try to preserve it. We need to be put policies in place that are protecting the Environment, which is one of the things that drew me to Oregon Environmental Council." Nate now works as a fisheries biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and as a professional photographer with a thriving community on Instagram....

Barbara Boyer

Barbara sets the pace for civic engagement in her local McMinnville community. As a hay farmer, she knows how to make a farm ecologically and financially sustainable. But she also pours her knowledge back into the community. As a volunteer and elected official, she chairs the Oregon Board of Agriculture, and the boards for the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District and the Soil and Water Conservation Commission. She also started the McMinnville farmer’s market, and houses many different volunteers through the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms program. Barbara and her husband Tom carry on a multi-generation legacy of farming. ...

Angus Duncan

“Whatever is in the air, and the water, and the soil and the trees- I had a lot of opportunity to ingest it. Ultimately, you see enough of the world, and you realize what a great place Oregon is."

Alison Hopcroft

"I realize that I can spend my entire life doing important work that gives back to the community that makes an impact in the world….but I’ll never be able to personally make a difference with all of the issues that I care about."

Scott Stein

"We engaged young people in the work of Oregon Environmental Council—understanding that they have a vital role to play in creating a place that we all want to live in in Oregon, preserving our beautiful and amazing natural wonders.”