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Daniel Newberry
Executive Director

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503-652-7477 ext 103

Daniel joined the Council in February, 2015. He has worked in watershed management since 1993, including serving as a hydrologist with both the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Hoopa Valley Tribe, as the Executive Director of both the Applegate River Watershed Council and the Siskiyou Field Institute, and as an independent consultant designing/implementing stream restoration projects and strategic planning for many Oregon watershed councils.  He holds a B.A. in Physics from Middlebury College and a Masters of Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

When not at the Council, Daniel can be found running way too many miles on trails, photographing and attempting to identify all manner of species and volunteering as a member of Portland’s Urban Forestry Commission.

Contact Me About: Media Publicity, Board of Directors, Partnerships, New project ideas

Photos by Bruce MacGregor Photography

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Cathy Geiger
Finance and Operations Coordinator

She/her/hers
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503-652-7477 ext 105

Cathy joined the Council in 2012. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Warner Pacific College. Cathy has worked in a variety of financial capacities and businesses since 1984. Before coming to JCWC she worked at Portland General Electric for 12 years as a Business Analyst.

Cathy is active in the community volunteering or serving on a board, “restoring” her bit of land along Johnson Creek, teaching Qigong, hiking with her dog Kona and creating mischief with her partner Joe.

Contact Me About: General & Accounting questions, Office Operations or Grant Billing

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Noah Jenkins
Riparian Program Manager

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[email protected]
503-652-7477 ext 102

Noah has been with the Council since 2005, beginning with two years of AmeriCorps service before joining the Council’s staff. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Portland State University, where he studied wetland vegetation management for his thesis. Prior to that, he served as a member of the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan, where he ate some really questionable stuff.

When not being paid to plant things, Noah spends his time planting things without being paid. He can also often be found trying to keep his cat from destroying important documents, playing the violin with anyone who’ll put up with it, and cooking good food and reading with his amazing wife, Lora.

Contact Me About: Streamside Property, Native Plants, Invasive Species


Chuck Lobdell
Restoration Project Manager

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[email protected]
503-652-7477 ext 104

Chuck joined the the Council in 2017, and has been working as a habitat restoration professional in the Pacific Northwest since 1996. Prior to joining the Council, Chuck worked for State, Federal, private, and of course non-profit organizations over the years. Chuck earned an M.S. degree in Wildlife Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Management from the University of Idaho. 

Outside of work Chuck enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family. He can often be found on the river or at his family property in Astoria.

Contact Me About:  Habitat Restoration, Fish Passage, Stormwater, New Project Ideas

Photos by Bruce MacGregor Photography

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Courtney Beckel
Volunteer Program Manager

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503-652-7477 ext 101

Courtney joined the Johnson Creek Watershed Council in 2016. She manages the volunteer program, serving more than 2,000 volunteer sign-ups annually, workforce development, and the implementation of our Equity Action Plan. Courtney received a B.S. in Botany and Applied Ecology at Oregon State University, and has her Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management from PSU. Before joining the council, she worked in agriculture, herbal medicine, and federal, state, and nonprofit jobs working to conserve endangered plants and wetlands. She loves connecting people with nature and place.

In her free time, you’ll find Courtney at the river, eating ramen, trying to learn to play the bass, or spending time on the homefront with her darling wife, Molly, their 2 orange kitties and corgi pup.

​​ Contact Me About: Events, Volunteering, Equity, Workforce Development

Photos by Bruce MacGregor Photography


Tiffany Mancillas
Community Outreach Coordinator

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503-652-7477 ext 107

Tiffany Mancillas joined the council in 2019. As the Community Outreach Coordinator, she is managing the Community Science program, Bilingual Johnson Creek program, and coordinates the council’s outreach. She was born in northern California, and started living in Oregon while completing a B.S in Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University. She began her career in the environmental field working with Lava Beds National Monument, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and has done varied work ranging from science educator, wilderness backpacking guide, to volunteer and program management. Most recently at Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge she managed the environmental education program and coordinated bilingual Spanish-English events.

Tiffany can be found around the wilds of Portland or exploring somewhere new. She is often hiking, biking, rock climbing, and making up puns on the spot.

Contact Me About: Community Science, Bilingual Johnson Creek Program, Outreach, Events, Volunteering.


Drew Donahue
Confluence AmeriCorps member
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Outreach and Riparian Specialist
She/her/hers
503-652-7477 ext 102
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Drew joined the Council in September, 2019. In her new role as Outreach and Riparian Specialist, Drew will plan and implement riparian restoration projects, volunteer events, and environmental education for student groups from under-served communities. Drew is a first-generation college student and received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. She completed her undergraduate honors thesis with Hallett Lab looking at the ecological consequences of domestic pig grazing on the understory vegetation of a native oak woodland and completed the Riparian Restoration Environmental Leadership program with her university.

On her days off, Drew enjoys searching for new food places, traveling, discovering new plants, and playing video games with her friends.

Contact Me About: Youth Service Learning, Riparian Restoration Projects, DEI