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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

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Cathy Geiger
Finance and Operations Coordinator

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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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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

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Chuck Lobdell
Restoration Project Manager

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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

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Courtney Beckel
Volunteer Program Manager

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503-652-7477 ext 101

Courtney joined the Council in 2016. She manages the volunteer program, serving more than 2,000 volunteer sign-ups annually, the workforce development program, and the implementation of our Equity Action Plan. Courtney received a B.S. in Botany and Applied Ecology at Oregon State University, and is currently working toward a 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 volunteering, at the river, checking out plants and bugs, gardening, or spending time with friends and family. ​ ​

Photos by Bruce MacGregor Photography