Board of Directors

  • Gail Snyder

    With its sparse desert and snowy peaks, Central Oregon resonates profoundly with Gail’s Australian roots. Her deep love of place and community derive from her…Read more.

  • Kim Brannock

    Kim believes that you can change the world with a five-gallon bucket and a net.  Not convinced? Have a look. Kim spent her childhood in…Read more.

  • Kim Elton

    As a student at the University of Alaska, Kim had a ’56 Rambler that could only go forward—reverse was trashed—and a landlord who let him…Read more.

  • Lisa Seales

    Lisa grew up in the little green bubble, a.k.a. Eugene, Oregon, playing outdoors, surrounded by water; she loves to swim, paddle, surf, scuba dive, and…Read more.

  • Dick Linford

    Dick is deeply indebted to wild rivers. They gave him a wonderful life for forty-three years. He was born in Wyoming and was raised there…Read more.

  • Eddie Kula

    It took one view of the mountains and the water to propel Eddie’s journey from his childhood in big city Chicago to, eventually, a life…Read more.

  • Mike Taylor

    As a teenage fly fisherman Mike was captured by the Deschutes. Not because he fell in (which he has on many occasions) but because of…Read more.


As a non-profit, we welcome and value the contributions of volunteers. Here’s a few of the folks who regularly donate time to the cause. Interested in getting involved or donating time? We’re currently in need of volunteers with the following skill sets: Social Media/Community Outreach, Accounting/Bookkeeping, Graphic Design, Administrative help, Fundraising/Grant Writing & Legal Support

  • Jen Kjellesvik
  • Buster Tronolone
  • Jon Benson
  • Roger and Gail Sabbadini
  • Sid Snyder
  • RA Beattie
  • Amy Taylor
  • Precious Bugarin
  • Brett Davis
  • Kevin Hoar
  • Dyan Oldenburg
  • Dr. Jerry Freilich
  • LeeAnn Kriegh
  • Appaloosa on the Loose
  • Steven Yochum
  • Off the Grid Studios
  • Kyle Schenk
  • Meaghan Bull

Volunteer to Support the Cause!

Love the Deschutes? Want to donate your time to help the river? We’d love to hear from you. Click the link below to contact us.

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