Position: Executive Director, Fiscal Sponsorship & Stewardship Coordinator
Kirk has an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute and a background in conflict management. Kirk, his wife and two sons live in Corvallis. He enjoys refereeing soccer and coaching wrestling, and also playing soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, and surfing. His favorite thing is to row his family down wild and scenic rivers throughout the West.
Position: Fiscal Manager
Molly Davis is the Fiscal Manager at CPRCD and has over 15 years of experience in accounting. She grew up on a grass seed farm in Monroe, Molly now lives on small farm in Scio along the North Santiam River with her husband and two kids where they raise cattle and horses. She enjoys working with horses and barrel racing. She competes in rodeos and barrel races throughout the Northwest.
Position: Grants, Contracts & Stewardship
Courtney joined the CPRC&D team in 2017, where she brings several years of natural resource expertise and administrative support experience to the organization. Courtney grew up in Kansas, and completed her undergrad at the University of Kansas with degrees in Environmental Science and Spanish. She moved to Oregon in 2015 and has since been attempting to hike every trail that the region has to offer. In her free time, Courtney enjoys gardening, painting, backpacking, and relaxing at home with her fiance and cats.
Position: Staff Accountant
Allie McCombs has a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and has worked in accounting since graduating. She is committed to fostering a more sustainable future for generations to come. Her family operates a small fruit tree farm in Monroe where she often goes to unwind and enjoy the delicious pears. She lives on the outskirts of Corvallis with her husband and two children, where they enjoy gardening and playing with their neighbor's alpacas.
Position: Western Invasives Network Coordinator
Vern is the Coordinator for the Western Invasives Network (WIN), a multi-agency network of individuals and organizations concerned with rural and urban invasive weed issues in northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington. His duties include enhancing the organizational and technical capacities of eight Cooperative Weed Management Area covering 14 Oregon and 7 Washington Counties.
Vern has been working as WIN Coordinator for 12 years; prior to that he was a Resource Conservationist concentrating on outreach/education for the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District in McMinnville, Oregon. In addition to his work with WIN, he is on the boards of the Institute for Applied Ecology and Oregon Cooperative Weed Management Association, a director with the Oregon Vegetation Management Association, and a member of the Oregon Invasive Species Council.
Position: Project Manager
Jared manages several Cascade Pacific projects connected to food and agriculture, including the Local Food Connection. He is a board member of the School Garden Project of Lane County and sits on advisory committees for the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides and the OSU Small Farms Program. Jared is also an alumnus of the National Audubon Societyís Together Green conservation leadership program. In his free time, Jared can be found exploring Oregonís wild areas with his dog Fiona.