Photo: Caitlin Eddolls.

Hike Leaders

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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.

Michele Sims Michele Sims

Michele Sims is a retired land surveyor who lives in Sisters. She leads native bee walks for the Land Trust.

Mindy Lockhart Mindy Lockhart

Mindy Lockhart is a Nature and Forest Therapy Guide certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.

Michelle McSwain Michelle McSwain

Michelle McSwain holds degrees in geology and hydrology and worked for many years for federal land management agencies.

Natasha Bellis Natasha Bellis

Natasha Bellis is the Deschutes Land Trust’s Conservation Director.

Peter Cooper Peter Cooper

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

Rika Ayotte Rika Ayotte

Rika Ayotte is the Deschutes Land Trust’s Executive Director.

Rod Bonacker Rod Bonacker

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

Stacey Forson Stacey Forson

Stacey Forson worked for the Forest Service for many years and now lives in La Pine and serves on the Land Trust's Board.

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.

Tom Wainwright Tom Wainwright

Tom Wainwright is a naturalist and volunteer for the Deschutes Land Trust.