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Daniel Newberry
Executive Director

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503-652-7477 ext 103

Daniel joined the Council in 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


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 106

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



Gwyn Case
Riparian & Outreach AmeriCorps Member

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503-652-7477 ext 102
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Gwyn Case grew up in the Portland area and earned an undergraduate degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science at Oregon State University. She has worked as a field biologist with birds on both sides of the United States, from Piping Plovers in New York to Bell’s Sparrows in California.

Most recently she has completed a master’s degree studying the foraging ecology of Northern Goshawks in British Columbia. Most of her free time is spent baking or biking; what’s left is devoted to reading, birdwatching, and knitting.

Contact Me About: Service Learning, Events, Volunteering, Digital Learning.


Elizabeth Brosig
Restoration Program Manager

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Elizabeth Brosig is our new Restoration Project Manager, she will be providing leadership and guidance to the Council’s restoration programs and managing implementation of specific Council restoration projects. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State University and has worked as a water resources engineer, specializing in fish passage and urban stormwater design. 

Elizabeth is passionate about native plants and wildlife. She is a certification technician for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program and loves meeting new gardeners and seeing the amazing habitats people create in their yards. Most of her free time is spent in her garden, growing food and habitat. Elizabeth can also be found hiking, birdwatching, cooking, and reading with her husband Sean and their dog Bentley.


Marissa Eckman
Community Outreach Coordinator

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Marissa joined the Council in March, 2022. Since graduating from Pacific University in 2019 with a B.S. in Biology, they have been exploring what the world of natural resources, environmental education, and community engagement has to offer. Before joining the Council Marissa served as an Americorps member with the City of Gresham and directed environmental education programs with Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District.  As an advocate for environmental and social justice Marissa believes in building equitable futures through collaboration with the community. They are very excited to be working with volunteers throughout the Johnson Creek Watershed to further watershed health and community building. 

Most of their free time is spent eating food with friends, cuddling with their cats Worf and Barclay, and taking walks around their neighborhood.

Contact Me About: Community science, Volunteer stewardship, bilingual program, communications