Hike Leaders

Maret Pajutee Maret Pajutee

Maret Pajutee was an ecologist for the Forest Service for more than 20 years. She leads tree yoga and meditation walks for the Land Trust.

Martha Lussenhop 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.

Mary Crow Mary Crow

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

Mary Yanalcanlin Mary Yanalcanlin

Mary Yanalcanlin is an active member of the East Cascades Audubon Society and a Montessori teacher. She has led kids' hikes with the Land Trust since 2012.

Megan Hill Megan Hill

Megan Hill is a specialist in fisheries of Central Oregon. She leads salmon walks with the Land Trust.

Nancy Chaffee Nancy Chaffee

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

Rebecca Brown-Thompson 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.

Rod Bonacker Rod Bonacker

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

Sue Anderson 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.

Rebekah Ratcliff Rebekah Ratcliff

Rebekah Ratcliff is a Deschutes Land Trust Outreach Associate who loves connecting people with our land.

Milena Johnson Milena Johnson

Milena Johnson moved to Bend to embrace the outdoorsy lifestyle and loves to appreciate our natural world upon her mountain bike.

Kathleen Riopelle Kathleen Riopelle

Kathleen Riopelle is a master naturalist in multiple states and loves connecting with the land.

Peter Cooper Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper is a kayaker, mountain biker, and keeps Land Trust Preserves in tip-top shape as the Stewardship Associate.

Ben Ward Ben Ward

Ben Ward is a rock-climber, trail runner, fly-fisherperson, and field biologist who truly spends most of his time outside.

Cara Frank Cara Frank

Cara Frank is a local adaptive outdoor instructor and loves backpacking, cycling, and spending time outside with her pup.

Mike Sigler Mike Sigler

Mike Sigler is a retired marine biologist with a love for the outdoors and sharing it with others.

Martin Winch Martin Winch

Martin Winch is a local historian and author of a Biography of a Place: Passages Through a Central Oregon Meadow.

Michelle Abbey Michelle Abbey

Michelle Abbey is a Certified Forest Bathing Guide who loves the outdoors and sharing it with others.

Sara Rose Sara Rose

Sara Rose is a biologist for the Northwestern Bat Hub at OSU Cascades.

Brad Nye Brad Nye

Brad Nye is the Conservation Director at the Deschutes Land Trust.