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Kirk Shimeall

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.

Phone: 541-248-3094

Email: kirk(at)cascadepacific(dot)org

Molly Davis

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.

Phone: 541-248-3094

Email: molly(at)cascadepacific(dot)org

Connie Barnes

Position: Grants, Contracts & Stewardship

Connie has been with CPRCD since January 2014 and brings over 21 years of experience in non-profit management and administrative support with an emphasis on natural resources communications, education and outreach. Connie moved to Oregon from Arizona in 1991, where she was a Land Use Planner for six years.  She had always dreamed of moving to the beautiful temperate rainforests of the northwest and become involved in environmental education.  In 1994, she received a Masterís in Natural Resources Communications from the College of Forestry at Oregon State.  Since then she has worked in outdoor education for OMSI, and has served as the Education Director for both the Corvallis Environmental Center/Avery House Nature and Chintimini Wildlife Center.  She has also worked in forestry consulting developing multi-media materials such as newsletters, brochures, and website design/content management. She enjoys bringing people together and working toward creating sustainable communities to improve the health of our precious planet.  When not working, she enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, gardening, playing sports and being outdoors with her two boys and her husband Marc.

Phone: 541-248-3094

Email: connie(at)cascadepacific(dot)org

Allie McCombs

Position: Staff Accountant

Allie McCombs has a BS from Oregon State University in Anthropology and has worked in accounting for the last several years. 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.

Phone: 541-248-3094

Email: allie(at)cascadepacific(dot)org

Vern Holm

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.


Phone: 971-241-2173

Email: weeds(at)cascadepacific(dot)org

Jared Pruch

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.

Phone: 541-359-8987

Email: jared(at)cascadepacific(dot)org

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