Jonah sandford - Executive Director/Staff Attorney

Jonah grew up in Missoula, Montana, and moved to Oregon in 2003 after graduating from the University of Montana. After a few years of adventures, Jonah completed a year of post-baccalaureate studies at Oregon State University, focusing on fish ecology and ecological restoration. He then enrolled at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he graduated in 2015 with an Environmental and Natural Resources Certificate. During law school, Jonah clerked for WaterWatch of Oregon, Earthjustice, and the Center for Biological Diversity, and also worked extensively with the Northwest Environmental Defense Center and the Earthrise Law Center. In his free time, Jonah spends as much time as possible canoeing, floating, and swimming in Pacific Northwest rivers with his wife and brand new son.

 

Greg McMillan - Director of Science and Conservation

Greg directs the Deschutes River Alliance’s work on monitoring and fixing water quality issues in the lower Deschutes. Greg’s educational and work background in geology and molecularbiology, paired with his business development and clinical science experience in the private sector, gives Greg solid experience in leading a group of experts in examining the health of the Deschutes River. Greg also served as vice-president of the Board of Directors for Oregon Trout and was president of Anglers Club of Portland for three terms. He was volunteer director of conservation for two terms at Anglers Club of Portland and an unpaid staff member for Oregon Trout’s Deschutes River Project in the early 1990s.

 

Krista isaksen - Development And administrative Associate

Krista began advocating for the environment at a young age, writing letters to her local representatives in support of conservation efforts happening in her suburban hometown. Her love of wild spaces eventually led her to the Redwood coast, where she earned her Bachelors in Writing from Humboldt State University. She then worked in marketing and program support in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector while living in and exploring Northern New Mexico. Krista is happy to now call the Pacific Northwest home. She takes every opportunity to get outdoors and looks forward to many days spent swimming in rivers.