Board of Directors
President, Education Committee Chair
In 1995, Ken Carloni joined Penny Lind, Jim Ince and Jim Kauppila to sign the original Articles of Incorporation for Umpqua Watersheds, and served as its second president from 1996 to 1998, and again from 2009 to 2013. He obtained his doctorate in Forest Ecology from the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (2005) where he modeled and documented the aboriginal fire management patterns in the Little River watershed in the southwestern Oregon Cascades. He has taught Principles of Biology, Microbiology, Genetics and Field Botany at Umpqua Community College since 1987. Along with historical ecology, his current interests focus on conservation biology, restoration ecology, and outdoor education. Now retired, he lives with his wife, Jenny, on the North Umpqua River where he continues to be dazzled and humbled by the majesty and diversity of the 100 Valleys.
Diana came to Oregon from Ohio in 1970. She fell in love with Oregon’s forests, ocean, mountains and people. She learned to kayak, cross-country ski and backpack and her sons were raised enjoying these activities. She thrives on spending time in the wilderness and has been a member of Umpqua Watersheds from the beginning and now that she’s retired she is excited to become more involved in the organization. She is impressed by and grateful for the work UW does for all of our benefit and wishes to support the powerhouse board members and be of service.
Mark was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest living off the grid since 1978 and working in our beautiful Umpqua Basin for over 40 years. He holds personal interests in gardening, fishing, sailing and just about any outdoor activity.
From 1970-76, Mark attended college at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay Oregon, College of the Redwoods in Eureka and Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA before attending Atlanta Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied Business, Economics, Law, and Liberal Arts. In 1977 he created a small business called Happy Trails performing trail maintenance on National Forest lands and later expanding to include a working cooperative known as Oregon Happy Trails performing silvacultural pactices contracted with multiple government agencies, private timber companies and small woodland owners. In 1990 he formed Tioga Resources Inc. which contracted with multiple government agencies performing projects including studies of the Northern Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet, and the Coho Salmon.
Mark has been a supporter of Umpqua Watersheds since its inception and he believes in his personal visions of healing, and in helping our delicate forest ecosystems survive in these very trying times is in full alliance with the vision of Umpqua Watersheds.
Having been born and raised in Douglas County, Eric’s sense of place and purpose is rooted in the forests, rivers, mountains, and biotic communities of the Umpqua Basin. He completed an associate’s degree in Natural Resources-Landscape Monitoring, along with a certification in Geographic Information Systems at Umpqua Community College in 2018, and is currently earning undergraduate degrees in Ecological Restoration, Sustainability, and Botany at Oregon State University. As the Youth Conservation Corps Coordinator at Phoenix Charter School, he also works to connect local students with opportunities to “Learn, Earn, and Serve” outdoors. He is a strong proponent of collaborative, adaptive, and whole-system approaches to landscape stewardship.
Outreach Director/Newsletter Editor/Website Manager
Janice is a wildlife biologist, specializing in spotted owl biology and population dynamics for the past 3+ decades. Since moving to Douglas County in 1985, she was captivated by the beauty of the Umpqua River and aspires to make the environment as healthy as possible through participation in community organizations, including Umpqua Watersheds. Supportive of the need for strong environmental protection laws, Janice is an advocate of educational programs that bring science and scientific integrity discussions to the public and introduces young people to the wonders and fragility of the natural world. She joined the board in 2019.