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Melanie MacKinnon


Melanie grew up in Juneau, Alaska and moved to Roseburg in 2008. Even then, she was no stranger to Roseburg, as she visited her grandparents here when she was young. She received her B. A. from Western Washington University and has a passion for solar energy, energy efficiency, and our local community.

MacKinnon Energy Solutions is Melanie’s own consulting business where she is an energy consultant and grant writer. She is a certified Solar Photovoltaic Technician and is a Board Member of the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition. Melanie has been significantly involved in several volunteer groups and events including the DC Smart Energy Group, Green and Solar Tour, and Earth Day and Energy Fair.

Her office hours are 1-5 Mon-Wed and 9-1 Thurs-Fri.

Stop in and say hi!

Mail: melanie@umpquawatersheds.org

Christine Smith


Christine received her Bachelor’s degree from Willamette University in May 2017 where she studied Environmental Science. She is originally from Ventura, California but she traded the beaches for the trees and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Her love for the environment started with Channel Islands National Park and she will continue to nurture her love for the environment and conservation through the upcoming trips to Crater Lake National Park with Douglas County 5th graders.  

Mail: kchovik@gmail.com


Executive Director

Kasey moved to Roseburg in 2011 from Minnesota and has been involved in volunteering for several causes and organizations including; Umpqua Watersheds, Douglas County Museum, US Forest Service, Nature Conservancy, Glide Elementary SMART program and  Umpqua Community College. He served on the Board of Directors for Umpqua Watersheds from 2012 to March of 2017 when he stepped off the board to become Executive Director of UW. He is currently an alternate on the Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers Board of Directors.

He has a passion for education, critical thinking and working collaboratively to find solutions to community and environmental issues.  He has over twenty years of experience history working for large, medium and small companies in business management and operations and has worked for nonprofit organizations over the last ten years. He has worked full-time at Umpqua Community College since 2013 in Financial Aid and is also the volunteer Natural Resources Program Coordinator. He has a master of business administration degree from the University of St. Thomas and a master of environmental law and policy degree from the Vermont Law School.

He lives with his wife, Janice Reid and their two dogs, Eclipse and Lincoln, on North Bank Road two miles west of the North Bank Habitat Management Area. They enjoy hiking, biking and exploring the great Pacific Northwest in their free time.

Mail: uw.americorps@gmail.com

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Maris Wilson


Maris grew up in Pennsylvania and first discovered her love of environmental science during a trip to Wallops Island, Virginia in eighth grade. Since then, she has been in pursuit of learning as much about our environment as possible. She obtained her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Juniata College after spending time working on the college farm and interning at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. Maris moved to the Rogue Valley last year to work as an AmeriCorps member with Rogue Valley Farm to School before coming to Roseburg to work with Umpqua Watersheds. She is passionate about providing experiential, hands on education to students of all ages in order to ensure that everyone has the chance to connect with the environment in their own way. She enjoys reading, bird watching, gardening, and hiking. She’s always ready for a new adventure!

Mail: maris@umpquawatersheds.org