Our Board of Directors
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Aaron Jenkins- President is currently working as an economist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Aaron serves on the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee.
Meg Mobley – Vice President is an Instructor in the Crop and Soil Science Department and Sustainability Double Degree Program at Oregon State University. She teaches introductory courses in environmental sciences, sustainability, and soil science. Her research has focused on land management impacts on carbon and nitrogen cycling in forests, rangelands, and croplands. She comes to Corvallis from eastern Montana by way of North Carolina and Wyoming (so, the direct route) and likes to play with different ways of sharing environmental science with non-scientist audiences. Loves food, beer, dogs, outdoors–the stereotypical western OR things. Meg serves on the Development Committee.
Sami Tellatin – Secretary works for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program primarily to educate farmers and the general public about cover crops, the real-world superheroes of the soil. Her roots are in Missouri, where she enjoys hiking through the hills of the Ozarks and swimming in Missouri’s lakes and rivers. She’s enchanted by the Pacific Northwest, especially Oregon’s rugged coast. She enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, coffee, and all things related to agriculture.
Sara Kellogg – Treasurer grew up in the Willamette Valley area and is currently self employed in Corvallis. She has a background in bookkeeping and office management and enjoys weaving, gardening, cooking, food preservation. Sara serves on the Finance Committee.
Matt Weber has been in Corvallis since at least the 2009 CEC Eco-Film Festival. Previously from Arizona, he and his family are enjoying an immersion-based learning program of the rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Matt is an independent consultant as well as courtesy faculty at Oregon State University. His work focuses on documenting public values for ecological resources, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, including tools of environmental economics. Matt serves on the Executive Committee.
Mica Habarad is a photographer and communications specialist who, after living “all over,” has been calling Corvallis home for 8 years. Mica is part of the Corvallis HOURS Exchange and has a deep interest in local resiliency and interconnectedness.
Chas Jones Chas Jones is the Tribal Liaison at the Northwest Climate Science Center, where he provides support for improving tribal resilience to climate issues. He also does research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he studies how drought affects the habitat of aquatic animals and terrestrial resources (i.e. vineyards, timber forests, ski areas). In 2015, he migrated to Oregon from Alaska, but has also been fortunate to have also lived in New Mexico, California, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky, Iowa, and Illinois (where he was raised). A lifelong advocate for sustainability, Chas has long been active in advocacy, education, and research. In his downtime, Chas navigates the rivers of the northwest via whitewater raft and canoe and is always happy to have his wife, dog, and friends along. For more information, visit chasjones.com.
Adam Lindsley is a instructor for the Oregon State University Department of Crop & Soil Science. Adam serves on the Development Committee.
Mida Lorenz– joined the board of directors after working as an employee of the Corvallis Environmental Center for three years. She has seven years of experience in farm and food education and non-profit outreach. She currently studies Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University and enjoys playing cards and mushroom hunting. Mida serves on the Home Space Committee.
Nancy Staus worked as a conservation biologist for over 15 years before earning her PhD in science education at OSU in 2012. She is passionate about helping people learn about and value the natural world, and is currently working on a project investigating how youth become interested or lose interest in science during the middle school years. She loves gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing with her husband and two cattle dogs. Nancy serves on the Development Committee of the CEC board.
Kim Townsend is a faculty member in the Crop and Soil Science department at Oregon State University. She teaches environmental science and sustainability classes and mentors students in the lab. She conducts research on the role of soil in global carbon cycling. Kim enjoys exploring Oregon’s soils in their native habitats by foot, boat and bike. Kim serves on the Finance Committee and Executive Committee.