2016 Officers of the Board: Kim McCarrel, President; Jim Nicol, Vice President; Joanne Mathews, Secretary; Mike Cutting, Treasurer.
Rod Bonacker moved to Bend for college and began working in the US Forest Service in 1974. He currently manages the renewable energy and water projects on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and has an important role on the wild land fire management team. Outside of work, Rod has been a board member for the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and a prior president of the Deschutes Land Trust board. His wife, Maret Pajutee, was a Land Trust founder and is the Forest Service ecologist, and they have two grown sons. In his spare time he can be found riding his road bike, skiing, bird watching, managing his small rare books business, and relentlessly chasing steelhead.
Lori Chapin moved to Bend in 2010 to create and head the Internal Audit function for St. Charles Health System. She holds bachelor's degrees in Economics and Business Administration, an MBA from Regis University in Denver, and an assortment of professional certifications. Lori has worked in the Governance, Risk, and Compliance field for over 15 years and actively participates in a number of related professional organizations. She enjoys a variety of activities including locating and identifying wild edible plants. Lori looks forward to continued exploration of the Central Oregon's natural beauty.
Ed Clark is a retired radiologist from Portland, Oregon. He practiced general diagnostic radiology in Portland from 1975 to 2006 in both hospital and outpatient settings. He and his family have owned a home at Black Butte Ranch since 1988 and his children grew up spending their vacations and weekends there. He is a long time volunteer at The Nature Conservancy and since 2006 has served as a trustee of the Oregon chapter. In his spare time, Ed likes to golf, fly-fish and he is an avid bird watcher and international traveler. He also loves to spend time with his five grandchildren.
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.
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 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.
Ted Johnson lives in Sisters, Oregon and spends time each day running and hiking in the Sisters Wilderness with his two dogs. He was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and is a graduate of Oregon State University. After obtaining a law degree in 1982 from the University of Puget Sound, he worked in tax with Arthur Andersen, and then practiced tax law with Bullivant Houser Bailey in Portland. In 1987, Ted moved his family to Michigan, where he practiced corporate law including a position of in-house council for J.P. Morgan. With his son and daughter off to college, Ted moved to Sisters in 2001 and began working for Bank of the Cascades (BOTC). During his ten years with BOTC, Ted began in commercial lending and retired as SVP, Central Oregon Regional Manager. Ted and his wife, Fran Willis, love finding new places to eat, hike, and explore around the state.
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 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 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 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.
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 is Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Vista Capital Partners, an investment advisory and wealth management firm in Portland, Oregon. Dougal was raised in Sunriver, attended Sunriver Prep and graduated from Bend High School. He is currently a board member of Urban Gleaners, a Portland area non-profit dedicated to alleviating hunger by collecting edible, surplus food from restaurants, grocery stores and farmers markets before distributing it to low-income students and their families. The father of three young daughters, Dougal enjoys helping his family discover the outdoor recreational wonders of Central Oregon.
Chris Babcock, Robert Brunoe, Mike Hollern, Elizabeth "Betsy" Johnson, Jim Knapp, Rick Rupp, John Shelk, and Bill Smith, Fran Willis.
Cal Allen, Tom Atkins, Don Bauhofer, Mary Campbell, John Casey, Judy Clinton, Bob Evans, Dwain Fullerton, Collins Hemingway, Mary Krenowicz, Warner Munro, Jerry Norquist, Larry Weinberg, and Bob Woodward.