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.

 

Krista isaksen - Development Director

Krista began advocating for the environment at a young age. 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.  

 
 
 
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Sarah Sauter - Water Quality Coordinator

Sarah is a watershed planner with fifteen years’ experience of monitoring and coordinating community-based conservation projects. She has worked on issues ranging from energy development and public lands protection to harmful algal blooms and public access to rivers. Whether working with agencies, industry, agriculture, or conservation organizations, Sarah strives to promote best management practices that enhance the ecological integrity of our watersheds and the communities that depend upon them. Sarah enjoys trail running, cycling, paddling, and mystery novels.