Master of Business Administration from Oregon State University and Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Oregon
Ms. McGinnis has been Executive Director of the Clackamas River Basin Council since July 2006. She has over 16 years of experience in non-profit management, governance, program development, fiscal management, volunteer coordination, and staff supervision.
Contact me about: Partnership opportunities, personnel matters, CRBC Basin Action Plan and budget, grant opportunities and administration, legal or policy matters, interest in serving on our Board of Directors or on one of our committees.
Restoration Program Manager
Master of Science in Geomorphology from Colorado State University and Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University
Ms. Gilliam is a fluvial geomorphologist and the Restoration Program Manager for Clackamas River Basin Council. She considers herself a river enthusiast and advocate for wild places and healthy rivers. Her nearly two decade-long career has focused on studying, restoring and promoting rivers. She has surveyed the dynamics of water, rocks, wood, fish, amphibians and vegetation in California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as the Rocky Mountains and Neotropics. She is on the Board of Directors for Pacific Rivers and teaches in the School of Environmental Science and Management at Portland State University. You are most likely to find her working or playing very near a river or mountain pass.
Contact me about: CRBC’s habitat restoration program for native fishes, the Clackamas Partnership Technical Advisory Committee, habitat and temperature monitoring, and geology of the Clackamas Basin.
J. Ari Sindel
Master of Environmental Management from Portland State University and Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University
Mr. Sindel is an expert in the native and exotic plant species of the Pacific Northwest. His background includes mapping wetlands in the Portland area, and hunting for rare plants off the beaten path throughout the State of Oregon. He has years of experience working in habitat restoration, and has served as a technician, a planner, and a researcher. His past work has also included teaching gardening to youths and college students locally, and teaching English as a second language in South Korea.
Contact me about: On-the-ground restoration activities. Weeds in the watershed.
Stewardship and Communications Manager
Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, Minor in Large Animal Veterinary Science University of Rhode Island
Ms. Cloutier has an extensive natural resource professional background including fisheries, water quality assessment and aquatics work, habitat restoration and enhancement and environmental education. She is successful in recruiting and engaging landowners and volunteers in riparian enhancement projects. Ms. Cloutier’s experiences also includes 14 years designing and implementing a week-long environmental education camp for 160 of Oregon’s inner-city youth.
She lives on a farm filled with equines in the Clackamas River Basin.
Contact me about: Shade Our Streams, water quality, pesticide management, and education.
Communications and Program Coordinator
Master of Advertising and Brand Responsibility, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from University of Oregon
Mr. Spencer is a conservation communicator passionate about bringing people together to protect and celebrate their natural heritage. He grew up rafting the McKenzie River and playing in Oregon’s forests. He spent a decade traveling around South America to produce media for environmental non-profits, spending several years leading a conservation biology study abroad program in Patagonia.
Contact me about: Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
Fiscal & Administrative Specialist
Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Wilmington University
Ms. Lewis has extensive background in operations management and accounting, mostly for state government (public health) and the nonprofit sector. She enjoys working for an employer that makes a difference in the community, which is why the CRBC was a good fit for her.
Contact me about: Financial questions, accounting, human resources, operations, and compliance.