Wild Western Azaleas and Julie co-mingling

Wild Azaleas and Julie   (Sue Lily photo)


Following 45 highly satisfying years in the workforce, I am now retired! I’m loving my spacious calendar and more river time. Even so, I am still running into people and projects that inspire me to engage. If you are seeking help with a project or event, feel free to contact me.


University of Texas at Austin: B.A. (1970) and M.A (1974) in Math, Computer Science, and Educational Psychology
World Campus Afloat: undergraduate Liberal Arts and Spanish (two 4-month voyages in Spring 1968 and 1969)

2009 to 2015: Program Coordinator for Geos Institute, a nonprofit climate change planning and forest protection group in Ashland, Oregon, supporting public outreach, events, website maintenance, and fundraising.

1999 to 2008: Deputy Director for Siskiyou Regional Education Project, a nonprofit forest advocacy group in Takilma, Oregon, working on public outreach and fundraising (grants, donor drives, and events).

1985 to 1998: President of Headwaters, a nonprofit forest advocacy group in Ashland, Oregon, engaged in public forest policy research, D.C. lobbying, litigation support, media relations, USFS/BLM timber sale tracking, and mapping.

1977 to 1984: Personal computer consultant and instructor in California and Oregon.

1975 to 1982: River guide and co-director of American Whitewater School on rivers in California, Oregon, and Idaho.

1970 to 1974: Systems programmer for IBM in Houston, Texas.

rafting on Illinois River

Rafting on Illinois River
– photo by Lee Webb

1992  Conservationist of the Year Award from Oregon Wild
1998  Environmental Hero Award from the Wilderness Society
2008  25-year Lifetime Achievement Award from Siskiyou Regional Education Project

EPA Advisory Committee on Environmental Policy and Technology (1994 to 1998)
USDA Southwest Oregon Province Advisory Committee (1995 to 1997)

Agnes Pilgrim Legacy Fund, Secretary (2006 – current)
Siskiyou Field Institute, Board Member (2020 – current)

Past Board Memberships:
Western Ancient Forest Campaign (Chair)
Southern Oregon Vipassana Group (Chair)
American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Oregon Chapter
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides

PC software literacy in MS Office, data bases, and website maintenance
Trained eye for layout, spelling, and grammar
Strong work habits for timeliness and coordination with colleagues
Expertise in “Non-Violent Communication” techniques

REFERENCES available upon request