Hike Leaders

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.

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.

Carol Wall

Carol Wall has been a tour leader with the Land Trust since 2008, leading a variety of tours, especially bird walks and history hikes.

Mark Reed

Mark Reed is a retired forestry instructor who has recreated inCentral Oregon for the past 45 years.

Susan Prince

Susan Prince is a retired teacher who spent most of her career enjoying every aspect of outdoor education.

Rane Johnson

Rane is a former Research Director for Microsoft who loves enjoying the Bend Outdoors through painting, walking, and paddling.

Fiona Noonan

Fiona Noonan is the Land Trust's Conservation Associate focusing on our climate change strategy.

Daniele McKay

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

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.

Derek Loeb

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

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.

Jan Rising

Jan Rising loves to introduce people to the world of birding. She has been part of the Walks + Hikes program since 2012.

Jane Meissner

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

Jen Zalewski

Jen Zalewski is an avid mountain biker and birder, and keeps Land Trust Preserves in tip-top shape as the Stewardship Associate.

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.

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.

Kolby Kirk

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

Leslie Olson

Leslie Olson has lived in Bend for over 30 years. She enjoys all things natural and has been a tour leader with the Land Trust since 2010.