The CRBC office is located at 5427 Glen Echo Avenue in Gladstone. We are located on the second floor of the Kiwanis building. Parking is available on-street and in a small lot off Ashton Lane. Questions? Call 503-303-4372.

CRBC Staff, September 2019

Current Staff

Cheryl McGinnis

Cheryl McGinnis

Executive Director

Master of Business Administration from Oregon State University and Bachelor of Science in Education from University of Oregon

Cheryl 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.


Liz Gilliam

Restoration Program Manager

Master of Science in Geomorphology from Colorado State University and Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University

Liz 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

Riparian Specialist

Master of Environmental Management from Portland State University and Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University

Ari 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

Open position. See announcement to join our team!

Communications and Program Coordinator

Open position. See announcement to join our team!

Sharman Watts

Fiscal & Administrative Specialist

Sharman has over 20 years experience in fund accounting, grants management and complex allocation methods. Her attention to detail, personable customer service, along with interest in making a difference in the community makes CRBC a good fit for her — and vice versa!

Contact me about: Financial questions, accounting, human resources, operations, and compliance.