NCLC Board of Directors


Doug Green, President
Roseburg native Doug Green splits his time between his vacation home in Seaside and Portland, where he practices law with the firm of Welch, Bruun, and Green. His legal career has included work with legal aid and public defenders, and he has been a member of the United States Arbitration and Mediation panel for 15 years. He served in the National Guard and the Navy JAG Corps (reserve). He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College and Willamette University College of Law. Doug has long been active in environmental issues and enjoys fishing, hiking, and exploring the North Coast’s beaches, rivers and mountains.

ron_loganRon Logan, Treasurer
Ron has been the treasurer for NCLC since he joined the board in 2005. He works as chief financial officer for Martin Hospitality in Cannon Beach. He served on the Cannon Beach Planning Commission for 12 years and has served on several city committees related to the city’s environmental efforts. His interests include traveling and fishing. He lives in Cannon Beach.

 


Tom Horning, Secretary
Tom Horning joined the board of NCLC after returning to Seaside in 1997 and has been actively involved with the land trust ever since. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology at Oregon State University and currently runs his own geological consulting service, Horning Geosciences. Tom also serves on the board of directors of the Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District and the Seaside Planning Commission. He and his wife, Kirsten, live in the house at the mouth of Neawanna Creek where Tom was raised.

Randall Henderson
Randall spent his childhood vacations backpacking in the Cascades and Rockies and tidepooling at Cannon Beach. After he met and married Jeanne Braun of Seaside, Jeanne introduced him to Doug Ray and Neal Maine, and the rest is history. Randall commutes—sometimes in his hand-built plane—to Hillsboro, where he works as a software engineer. He chairs the Seaside Airport Advisory Committee and serves on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Airport Board of Advisors. Jeanne and Randall live in Surf Pines and enjoy hiking and exploring the lakes and rivers of the North Coast in their homemade kayaks.

Tammi Lesh
Tammi grew up in Tillamook County and lives on a farm near Garibaldi with her husband and daughter. She has a background in wildlife habitat management and has worked for the U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Fish and Game, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Northern Arizona University, and most recently The Nature Conservancy as a land steward in central Oregon and in Clatsop County. She has served on the NCLC board since 2007.


Betsy Ayres
Betsy is a long-time Cannon Beach resident well known for her community activism. She was already a member of NCLC’s Fundraising and Outreach Committee when she joined the board in 2010. Betsy is a retired Head Start center manager and has served on the Cannon Beach City Council, the Cannon Beach Planning Commission, the board of Coast Rehabilitation Services, and the City of Cannon Beach Budget Committee and Emergency Preparedness Committee.


John Mersereau
John is a native Oregonian and a 40-year North Coast resident. For thirty of those years he has worked as a general contractor. He has been involved with county land use planning, has served on the Arch Cape Design Review Board for 20 years, and is currently a member of the Ecola Creek Watershed Council. He has always felt a deep connection to the environment of the North Coast, whether he’s working in his vegetable garden, wandering in the woods, surfing, fishing (preferably for steelhead at Doug Ray’s fishing hole), or volunteering for NCLC. He joined the board in 2010.

Kevin Brownlee
Kevin retired from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, where he served as regional instream flow coordinator and as a habitat restoration specialist. He holds a master’s degree in fisheries from the University of Alaska. He served as president of the board of Juneau Youth Services, a nonprofit agency. When they’re not spending time at their cabin in Alaska, Kevin and his wife, Marla, are at home on the North Fork Nehalem River, where they enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle managing their small horse farm, hunting, fishing and hiking.

vianne1 webVianne Patterson
Vianne Patterson grew up in Oswego, Oregon and spent family vacations on the Oregon Coast. In 1964 she moved to Vancouver, B.C., with her young family, where she earned a master’s degree in communications and media studies (Simon Fraser University), became a communications company executive, and spent much of her free time scuba diving and sailing. She and her husband, John, moved to Gearhart in 2004. She served as chair of NCLC’s Outreach Committee for two years before joining the board in February 2013. She enjoys breeding and raising Siberian huskies.

lisa_phippsLisa Phipps
Originally from Michigan, Lisa moved to Tillamook County in 2000 to become the coastal resource planner for Tillamook County. She is executive director of the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership and serves as municipal judge for the City of Rockaway Beach. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in fisheries from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in environmental law from Vermont Law School. Lisa has a long history of public service on the North Coast. She served as mayor of Rockaway Beach for five years, and she is active in many regional, state, and local boards and committees focused on environmental and social issues.