Hike Leaders

Sue Anderson

Sue Anderson is happiest when introducing adults and children to nature’s art on the wing. She has led butterfly walks for the Land Trust since 2006.

Rod Bonacker

Rod Bonacker is a retired special projects coordinator for Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest.

Rebecca Brown-Thompson

Rebecca Brown-Thompson is a founding member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. She leads the Land Trust's watercolor workshops.

Nancy Chaffee

Nancy Chaffee is an Oregon Master Naturalist who enjoys Nordic skiing, hiking, biking, and kayaking.

Brad Chalfant

Brad Chalfant is the Executive Director of the Land Trust and is an avid backpacker, skier and cyclist.

Mary Crow

Mary Crow has been hiking and skiing the Cascades throughout her life. She leads nature walks for the Land Trust.

Eva Eagle

Eva Eagle has managed the Camp Polk Meadow Preserve bird survey program since 2006 and has enjoyed leading tours for the Land Trust since 2009.

Amanda Egertson

Amanda Egertson has extensive experience in outreach and interpretation, and an M.S. in Animal Ecology with a focus on songbirds and butterflies.

Gary Gustafson

Gary is a native Oregonian who enjoys beginning each day at home with a walk along the nearby Metolius River. He leads tours on fish and wildlife.

Jim Hammond

Jim has been interested in astronomy since he was very young and watched his father build a telescope. He leads the Land Trust's star parties.

Kolby Kirk

Kolby Kirk is a writer, artist, photographer, and outdoorsman. He has led outdoor journaling walks with the Land Trust since 2015.

Derek Loeb

Derek Loeb is a retired geophysicist who moved to Bend in 2011. He leads geology hikes for the Land Trust.

Martha Lussenhop

Martha Lussenhop moved to Sisters in 2005 after dreaming of living in the mountains of the West for decades. She leads a variety of walks.

Kelly Madden

Kelly Madden is a Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commissioner and a certified Oregon Master Naturalist. Her peace and comfort are found in nature.

Daniele McKay

Daniele McKay is a geologist who studies recent volcanic activity in Central Oregon and teaches at University of Oregon.

Jane Meissner

Jane Meissner was raised in Central Oregon and spent much of her childhood outside with her mother, learning about wildflowers.

David Miller

David Miller likes to enliven his wild plant tours with stories, history, Native American uses, principles of botany, and even some evolutionary theory.

Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell is a certified Oregon Master Naturalist and a former field researcher for the State of California and National Park Service.

Carol Moorehead

Carol Moorehead has lived in Central Oregon since 1976. She is a certified Oregon Master Naturalist who leads wildflower hikes for the Land Trust.

Brad Nye

Brad Nye is a native Oregonian and is the Land Trust's Conservation Director.