Board of Directors

The Northwest Ecological Research Institute is entirely a volunteer organization. It has no employees and it does not pay the members of its Board of Directors. Its projects are carried out by independent contractors and volunteers.

Mirth Walker, President
Senior Wetland Scientist, SWCA Environmental Consultants
November 2022

Teresa DeLorenzo, Vice President / Treasurer
Independent Wildlife Consultant
November 2021

Charlotte Corkran, Vice President / Secretary
Naturalist, Retired Wildlife Consultant
November 2022

Michelle Devlaeminck, Co-Social Media Manager
Student, Washington State University at Vancouver
November 2021

Laura Guderyahn, Co-Social Media Manager
City Nature Ecologist, Portland Parks and Recreation Department
November 2021

Ashley Smithers, Outreach and Events Coordinator
Resource Specialist, Clark Conservation District
November 2023

Emilie Blevins, Member
Senior Conservation Biologist, The Xerces Society
November 2022

Eric Butler, Member
Freelance Ecologist
November 2023

Paul Dickinson, Member
Science Teacher, Retired
November 2023

Donna Lusthoff
Honorary Lifetime Board Member