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About the Deschutes Land Trust Board of Directors.

The Land Trust's Board of Directors oversees the strategic direction of the organization. Through monthly meetings they assure that the Land Trust is able to conserve land in Central Oregon for today and tomorrow. Land Trust Advisors and Stewards are listed below.

2014 Officers of the Board: Tom Atkins, President; Kim McCarrel, Vice President; Joanne Mathews, Secretary; Mary Campbell, Treasurer.   

 Tom Atkins  

Tom Atkins
is President and Founder of J.T. Atkins & Company P.C., based in Bend, Oregon.  Tom is an award-winning landscape architect and planner whose work focuses on applying his understanding of how natural and cultural features shape the site and region in creating sustainable plans and designs. His firm’s projects include greenway and trail system plans, park designs, urban spaces, and conservation developments. Prior to moving to Bend from Seattle, Tom was on the Board of the Cascade Land Conservancy.  He enjoys the special environments in and around Bend while skiing, biking, canoeing and birding.  

 Mary Campbell  

Mary Campbell
has been active in commercial real estate development and commercial property management for over 25 years in Oregon.  She works for River Bend Limited Partnership and General Partner, Bill Smith, on the planning and design of the Old Mill District. Mary is also the Property Manager for Mill District Managers, managing and overseeing commercial and retail properties in and around the Old Mill District. Previous board experience includes Arts Central and Central Oregon Symphony Association. In her spare time, Mary enjoys gardening, hiking and reading.
Mike Cutting

Mike Cutting
is a co-founder and retired president of Northwest Atlantic Partners, a national real estate brokerage and consulting firm based in Bellevue, Washington. An engineering graduate from OSU with an MBA from the University of Washington, Mike is a fifth generation native Oregonian, and grew up on a farm in the Willamette valley. Although Mike and his wife, Carmen, spent their working careers in the Seattle area, they have always had a special love for Central Oregon and retired in Bend in 2006. Mike is a former board member of Portland-based Shorebank Pacific (now One Pacific Bank), a sustainability-focused community development bank that was recognized as the first “green” bank in the country. His hobbies and interests include skiing, road biking, hiking, golf, OSU athletics, wine, cooking and travel.
 Mike Emmons    

Michael Emmons
 holds a LLM in Taxation from NYU Law School. Since both Mike and his wife, Gail, grew up in Oregon Mike started his career in Oregon by joining the Tax Division of Arthur Andersen & Co in their Portland office.  Later, wanting to live overseas, Mike worked for Arthur Anderson in Hong Kong and Tokyo. In 1995 Mike joined Andersen Consulting (Accenture today) as head of its world wide tax group and retired from Accenture in 2001. Mike is currently on the board of Mentor Corporation, listed on NYSE, and recently retired (term limits) from the board of Black Butte Ranch.  He started flying after retiring and has a plane hangared at Redmond Airport.  Gail and he also enjoy traveling, golfing, fly fishing and grandchildren, not necessarily in that order.

 Bob Evans  

Robert Evans
 is owner of Robert Evans Company based in Hillsboro, Oregon, specializing in the construction of commercial and industrial buildings.  He is also a Board Member of the Deschutes Chapter of Trout Unlimited.  Prior to his move to Redmond, Robert held Board positions with the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Portland Rose Festival Association, Hillsboro Community Foundation, and Hillsboro Sunrise Rotary. Prior to moving to Central Oregon, Bob and his wife Sharon commercially raised wine grapes on their farm in Washington County, Oregon. His hobbies include fly fishing, backcounty exploration, birding, travel, farming, cooking, wine and photography.
Win Francis

Win Francis
is a lawyer with Francis Hansen & Martin LLP,  a full service law firm consisting of seven lawyers. Win concentrates his practice on business, real estate, and estate planning. He graduated with a degree in history from Stanford University and received his law degree from Lewis & Clark College. Win spent 23 years on the Board of Directors of the High Desert Museum and was a founding member of the Tower Theatre Foundation and the Deschutes Land Trust. He is a native Oregonian whose family came to Oregon in 1852. Win enjoys all things outdoors and has a strong belief that the State of Oregon is defined by place and geography that deserve recognition and protection.
 Robert Groves, DMV  

Robert Groves DVM
was raised in the Klamath Basin and currently resides in Portland, Oregon, but spends much of his time at Dant on the Lower Deschutes River. Bob graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Biology and attended Washington State University where he earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Bob practiced and lived in Lake Oswego before retiring. He has served as a Director of the Oregon Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and on the Board of Oregon Trout (now known as The Freshwater Trust), including several terms as board president.  His interests include the natural world, conservation, fly-fishing, bird hunting, gardening, music, retriever training, woodworking, travel and more.

Joanne Mathews

Joanne Mathews
lives in Bend with her husband, Nelson, and two stunningly silly children, Casey and Theo.  After 17 years in management with Charles Schwab & Co., Joanne is taking time off to be with her family and get more involved with the Central Oregon community.  Joanne currently serves on the board of Arts Central, focused on arts education, outreach and advocacy.  Joanne has a BA in Economics from UCLA, and an MBA in Marketing from UC Davis.  When not volunteering or carpooling, Joanne enjoys doing anything outdoors, learning Spanish, yoga, bridge, and travel, travel, travel.
 Kim McCarrel  

Kim McCarrel
retired as a relationship manager for a large institutional investment manager and promptly moved to Central Oregon, where she and her husband Steve had been spending their weekends and vacations for over 15 years.  Kim is an avid horseback trail rider, and has authored two trail guidebooks for equestrians.  She is on the board of Oregon Equestrian Trails and the Sisters Trails Alliance.  

Jim Nicol

Jim Nicol is the founder and Managing Principal of McKinney Butte Consulting, an advisory company assisting forestland owners and investors on a global basis.  A forester by training, Jim has worked extensively across the US, New Zealand and Brazil.  As a champion of maintaining healthy, working forests, he has facilitated a number of conservation easements in the Pacific Northwest and Southeast. 

Jim and his wife Lisa joined the Sisters community in 2000 along with their collection of dogs, horses and donkeys, and became permanent residents in 2009. Jim is an active volunteer for the Sisters Trails Alliance and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in addition to the Land Trust and you can often find him biking, backpacking, running, cross-country skiing and fly-fishing with his trusty Chesapeake Bay retriever.

Gillian Ockner

Gillian Ockner
relocated from Portland to Bend in 2010 with her husband, daughter, dogs and horse. Gillian is an environmental consultant with more than 13 years of experience in watershed protection, sustainable development, and ecosystem service evaluation. Gillian enjoys bringing information to decision-making processes that helps define priorities and evaluate alternatives for consistency with watershed goals as well as with stakeholder values. Gillian is the Past President of the Board of Directors of EarthShare Oregon and a member of the Oregon Chapter of the American Water Resources Association. As a skier, hiker, horseback rider, and committed locavore, Gillian is embracing life in Central Oregon


Bob Thomas
is a lifelong resident and participant in Bend’s community life.  He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University and was a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps prior to his 37 year career in the family retail automobile business, Bob Thomas Chevrolet Cadillac Honda. Currently retired from business, his interests range widely, including outdoor athletic activities, Rotary, Spanish language and culture, cooking, higher education in Central Oregon, United Way, and business news and developments.
 Larry Weinberg    

Laurence (Larry) Weinberg
retired as an Associate Technical Fellow from the Boeing Company in 2005 and moved to Bend in September of that year. Prior to his almost 18 years with Boeing, Larry was an attorney with state government in Montana; and before that he taught mathematics at the University of Wyoming.  In Bend he volunteers with the Deschutes Land Trust, Central Oregon Humane Society, Tower Theatre, and Osher Lifelong Leaning Institute (OLLI, formerly the Silver Sage Society). Larry has eliminated a great many invasive plants from the Land Trust Indian Ford Meadow and Camp Polk Meadow Preserves, and helps to lead the Land Trust’s Weed Warrior team in its seemingly never-ending battle with invasive species.

Glenn WIllard

Glenn Willard
is an Owner and Managing Partner of the USA office of Quick Feat International, a Hong Kong based apparel manufacturer. He works primarily with catalog and internet direct companies in the outdoor and casual apparel marketplace.  Quick Feat is well known in the industry for working with companies that have strong environmental and social missions. Prior to moving to Bend in 2001, Glenn represented a large outdoor fabric manufacturer and was an independent contractor representing products for use in pursuing outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest. He is a member of the Conservation Alliance and Textile Exchange (formerly Organic Exchange). Glenn enjoys all outdoor activities especially biking, skiing, and built a net zero home in 2005.

Dougal Williams

Dougal Williams
is a Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Vista Capital Partners, a wealth management and investment advisory firm based in Portland, Oregon.  Dougal was raised in Sunriver, Oregon and graduated from Bend High School.  He is currently the President of the CFA Society of Portland and is a former board member of Exceed Enterprises, a Portland-area non-profit dedicated to creating career and personal development opportunities for adults with disabilities. The father of three young daughters, Dougal enjoys helping his family discover the outdoor recreational wonders of Central Oregon—whether that’s skiing, mountain bike riding, hiking, kayaking or camping.


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