Education, Outreach, and Advocacy Oregon Community Trees

Board of Directors


  • Ruth Williams – President
  • Ciara McCarthy – Vice President
  • Patricia Farrell – Secretary
  • Rick Zenn – Treasurer
  • Kristen Ramstad – ODF Representative



Adam Airoldi, City Arborist, City of Medford Parks and Recreation

Mark Brindle, City of Central Point Public Works

Eric DeBord, Lead Arborist – City of Eugene

Rob Emanuel, Water Resources Project Manager – Clean Water Services

Patricia Farrell, Natural Resource Specialist – City of Salem, Public Works Dept

Brian French, Ascending the Giants

Jim Gersbach, Portland

Amy Grotta, Forester, OSU Extension

Teresa Gustafson, City Arborist, La Grande

Morgan Holen, Owner, Consulting Arborist – Morgan Holen & Associates LLC

Brian Kelly, Restoration Coordinator – Hells Canyon Preservation Council

Jennifer Killian, City of Corvallis

Larry Maginnis, Urban Forestry Supervisor, Portland Parks & Recreation

Ciara McCarthy, Owner, Consulting Arborist – ArborSurveys Urban Forest Management, Bend

Kathy Sheehan, Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager – USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry

Brian Wegener, Advocacy and Communications Manager – Tualatin Riverkeepers

Ruth Williams, Municipal Specialist – Davey Resource Group

Michael Wilson, Manager, Natural Resources Department – The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Samantha Wolf, Urban Lumber & Forestry Project Coordinator, Clackamas County

John Wollinski, Utility Forester, Pacific Power

Rick Zenn, Senior Fellow -World Forestry Center



John Bellon, Parks Superintendent / City Forester, City of Klamath Falls

Erik Carr, Urban Lands Conservationist, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Greg Giesy, Owner/President – Distinct Landscape Possibilities

Cynthia Orlando, Oregon Department of Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry Program

Phil Wich, Arborist Representative, Collier Arbor Care


RZ OCT Board March 2016

Members of OCT’s 2016 Board at the March meeting in Wilsonville.








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