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 President of 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 enjoys hiking, biking, and exploring the great Pacific Northwest with his wife and 2 dogs, Lincoln and Tad.
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.
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Conservation & Legal Director
From the age of 6, Angela grew up in the Illinois River Valley just south of the Umpqua Basin in southwest Oregon. Growing up the daughter of a logger, she became intimately familiar with the conflicts between timber and conservation interests.
Angela completed more than 80 credits at Oregon State University pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree in environmental sciences before transitioning to complete her Masters in Environmental Law and Policy degree with Vermont Law School in 2015. Focused on a path to litigate issues related to biodiversity preservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest, she continued her legal education and achieved her Juris Doctorate (JD) degree in 2018.
While completing her JD, she focused her coursework on Environmental Law, International Law, and Dispute Resolution. Understanding that strong written and oral advocacy skills are paramount for a litigator, she pursued opportunities in Appellate Advocacy and successfully competed in Vermont Law School’s Debevoise Moot Court and the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court competition in Atlanta, Georgia.
Angela wishes to pursue a legal career path to utilize and influence environmental laws in a way that they adapt to our changing climate. This includes protecting and strengthening the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act- in particular as they relate to our forest ecosystems here in the Pacific Northwest.
Former AmeriCorps Member
Now: Director of Education & Outreach!
Ryan (she/her) is a native of the Finger Lakes region of New York, and ever since she was a child she loved exploring local woods and waters. Ryan earned a BA in Environmental Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She has a passion for coordinating after-school programs which focus on environmentalism, community service, and the creative arts. Ryan served as our Environmental Education & Outreach Leader via AmeriCorps during the 2020-2021 term, and as of August 1st, 2021 will be our new Director of Education & Outreach! She is excited to continue working with our organization in this new capacity.
In her “free” time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, singing, painting, volunteering at animal shelters, and in general making the world a better place!
Environmental Education & Outreach AmeriCorps
Viviana Young has spent most of her life growing up in Roseburg, Oregon and is now serving as United Communities AmeriCorps’ Environmental Education and Outreach Leader for Umpqua Watersheds. Starting at UCC and earning her AAOT degree, Viviana discovered a love of science and nature through classes and volunteering for environmental surveys and restoration projects. After graduating from UCC, she moved to Corvallis briefly to attend OSU before COVID made teaching remote, allowing her to return to Roseburg to finish up her Bachelor’s degree. She graduated with a major in biology, a minor in chemistry, and a pre-veterinary option.
In her free time, Viviana enjoys going on walks with her dog, Burnard, and hanging out with friends for movies or online gaming.
Crater Lake Wilderness Coordinator
Our current campaign coordinator is Robbin Schindele. He has over thirty years experience in marketing and communications. He began as a photojournalist, has written for nearly every medium, been a video and film producer and director and ended his full time communications career as Vice President of New media for a Minneapolis, MN advertising agency that was the largest web developer in Minnesota in the early 2000s.
In 2003 he left that behind, moved to Idaho, and became a rancherand immediately became involved with the non-profit Back Country Horsemen of Idaho, Shortly thereafter he was elected to the State Board of Directors. From there he was elected to the National Board of Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) serving 14,000 members in 27 states. During his tenure on these two Boards he worked closely with the US Forest Service on local projects and national policy issues. IN 2006 he served on board’s leadership team creating the videotape portion of an Indiegogo.com crowdsourcing campaign that raised $125,000 for BCHA.
He has now brought his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to Umqua Watersheds and is an invaluable asset in moving the CLWC forward.
Patrick joined Umpqua Watersheds in the Fall of 2017 when the low power radio station was launched. Patrick has been invaluable in keeping the radio station running, making sure the appropriate permits, licenses, and fees are filed. A radio station requires a lot of work and Patrick has stepped up to the challenge.
Patrick was recently featured in the Umpqua Community College catalog. See page 13.