Staff

Kirk Shimeall

Position: Executive Director, Fiscal Sponsorship & Stewardship Coordinator

Kirk has an MBA in Sustainable Business and a background in conflict management. Kirk, his wife and two sons live in Corvallis. In his free time he enjoys refereeing soccer, whitewater kayaking, 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: Forest Stewardship, Grants & Contracts

Connie joined the CPRC&D in 2014.  She brings 20 years of natural resource education, communications, public relations and non-profit management support and experience to the team. She grew up in Arizona, and received an BS in Land Use Planning from Northern Arizona University and a Master's in Natural Resource Education, Interpretation and Communication from the OSU College of Forestry.  She worked as a planner in Arizona for six years then moved to Oregon to switch careers to outdoor education. SHe had worked with other non-profits including Outdoor School and Summer Camps with OMSI, and as Education Director for both Chintimini Wildlife Center and the Corvallis Environmental Center.  In her free time, Connie enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two boys skiing, mountain biking and playing baseball.  

Phone: 541-248-3094

Email: connie(at)cascadepacific(dot)org

Troy Abercrombie

Position: WIN Coordinator

Troy joined the Cascade Pacific team in 2019 as the Coordinator for Western Invasives Network. He has a BS in Rangeland Science from Oregon State University and lives in Sweet Home with his wife and two daughters. Now specializing in the development and implementation of watershed scale invasives projects, Troy has spent most of his career in public service having worked on 5 national forests for the US Forest Service and as a county weeds program coordinator with some government contracting and university research sprinkled in between. Troy grew up in the Pacific Northwest and still loves nothing more than to explore everything it has to offer with his family. When not working, he likes building legos with his girls, fly fishing, kayaking, expedition rafting, flying his stunt kites and listening to baseball on the radio. Troy is also a multi-award winning photographer with an affinity for 35mm film.

Phone: 541-248-3094

Email: weeds(at)cascadepacific(dot)org

Megan Kemple

Position: Co-Director, Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network (OrCAN) and Director of Policy Advocacy, Development and Operations

Megan Kemple has 20 years of non-profit experience, focused on supporting Oregonís agricultural community. As Director of the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network, she supported Oregonís farm to school and school garden stakeholders in their work to incorporate local food into school meals and provide farm and garden-based education. In 2017, she founded OrCAN. Megan loves hiking and backpacking, swimming in mountain lakes, and playing with her nieces and nephews.

Phone: please contact Megan by email

Email: megan(at)oregonclimateag(dot)org

Ashley Rood

Position: Co-Director, Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network (OrCAN) & Director of Program and Communications

She has worked at the intersection of conservation and agriculture for over 15 years in the nonprofit sector throughout the West. Much of her career she has worked in partnership with farmers to create policy solutions that work on the ground for some of our most pressing environmental problems including climate change. Most recently, she worked for Rogue Farm Corps on farmland preservation in Oregon. Her role with OrCAN focuses on programs, network development and communications. 

Phone: please contact Ashley by email

Email: ashley(at)oregonclimateag(dot)org

Dominica Navarro

Position: Administrative Coordinator, Oregon Climate and Agriculture Network

Dominica Navarro is OrCANís Administrative Coordinator. Dominica has devoted much of her professional career to nonprofit management and administration, working with organizations championing public health, diversity in higher education and organic farming research and policy. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with majors in both Environmental and Community Studies and has worked on various sustainable agriculture projects in the US and abroad. Dominica loves hanging out with her dog, cooking, sailing, hiking, traveling and volunteering on small family farms. 

Phone: please contact Dominica by email

Email: dominica(at)oregonclimateag(dot)org

Melina Barker

Position: Director, Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network

Melina is the Director for the Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network. Melina has been active in the farm to school and school garden movement for many years. She helped to found Rogue Valley Farm to School in southern Oregon where she served as Program Director for 12 years. Melina holds a MS in Environmental Education and lives on a small homestead in southern Oregon with her husband and two children. She enjoys hiking, gardening, pottery and cooking with her family. 

Phone: please contact Melina by email

Email: melina(at)oregonfarmtoschool(dot)org

Wren Huff

Position: Operations Manager, Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network

After ten years of working in the insurance industry, Wren began her farm to school journey working at the Oregon Department of Education helping to administer the Oregon Farm to School grants. She has loved every step since. Wren studied musical theater in New York City, and now enjoys annoying her children by belting out broadway soliloquies. She also enjoys baking, gardening, and board games with her family.

Phone: please contact Wren by email

Email: wren(at)oregonfarmtoschool(dot)org

Mike Mader

Position: Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership Watershed Coordinator

Mike was born and raised on Tenmile Lakes. After serving in the US Marines, Mike graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Fisheries Science. He has been the TLBP Watershed Coordinator since 1998 after starting with TLBP in 1997 conducting field assessment work. Mike feels very fortunate to be able to live and work where he grew up. Mike strongly feels that Oregon's Watershed Councils are the most successful natural resource entity created by the state. Mike's favorite quote is " Watersheds are about People".

Phone: 541-248-3094

Email: tlbp(at)presys(dot)com

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