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Rika Ayotte

Apr 08, 2022 by Jana Hemphill
Rika Ayotte is the Deschutes Land Trust’s Executive Director.

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Rika Ayotte (pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Deschutes Land Trust's Executive Director. She is responsible for managing and administering the work of the Land Trust, supervising staff, and overseeing the financial and operational performance of the organization. She lives and works from Terrebone and in our Bend office.

Rika was born and raised in Southern Oregon and has lived in Central Oregon since 2015. She holds a B.A. in history from the University of Washington and a MA in museum management and an MBA in nonprofit management from John F. Kennedy University. She serves on the Boards of The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and the Global Leadership Adventures International Foundation, and sits on the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund Commission. When she’s not working or volunteering, you will find her hiking and camping with her family and her dog and chasing after her energetic toddler.