As a staff, we are steadfast in our commitment to protect, defend, and restore Oregon’s high desert alongside our members and supporters. Together with the passion and commitment of a community of advocates thousands strong, the skills and experience of our staff make Oregon Natural Desert Association a respected leader in the public lands conversation at the state and federal levels.
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Karly joined ONDA in September 2022, as Campaign Manager. She develops and executes conservation campaign initiatives across approximately…Read More
Donor Relations Manager
Claire joined ONDA in 2022 as the donor relations manager and is based in our Portland office. She works to deepen relationships with ONDA…Read More
Karina joined the ONDA team in 2021. As development coordinator, she maintains community engagement and fosters a connection to Oregon’s…Read More
Anne joined ONDA in 2016 as an intern in the first year of our Sage-Grouse Habitat Monitoring Program and fell in love the high desert. She…Read More
Beth Macinko came on board as stewardship coordinator just in time for the 2020 field season. She’s responsible for leading…Read More
Program Director, Conservation
As Conservation Director, Mark Salvo is responsible for supporting Oregon Natural Desert Association’s dedicated conservation staff…Read More
Hana joined ONDA in 2019. As our development manager, her role is to cultivate further support for ONDA by connecting our community to the…Read More
Ryan stepped into ONDA’s executive director role in 2018, with 20 years of experience in the conservation sector under his belt. While…Read More
Craig leads ONDA’s mapping, spatial analysis and field inventory work and plays an advisory role in ONDA’s conservation campaigns. While…Read More
Oregon Desert Trail Advisor
Renee joined ONDA in 2015 to further develop the Oregon Desert Trail. She is responsible for establishing the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail,…Read More
Riparian Restoration Manager
Jefferson joined ONDA in 2008. As our wilderness stewardship manager, and he handles all of our riparian restoration activities. Originally…Read More
Program Director, Stewardship
As ONDA’s Stewardship Director, Gena engages ONDA’s community in hands-on restoration projects that improve desert habitat in…Read More
Mac became ONDA’s staff attorney in 2001, after serving as a student law clerk starting in 1999. Mac is a public interest environmental…Read More
Our Seasonal Staff and Interns
Our wildlands interns spend the summer in the field with ONDA staff and volunteers. Our development interns help ONDA to reach community members interested in getting involved in ONDA’s work by managing ONDA event and publications logistics and representing ONDA at community events. Our Hillis interns Other students and young professionals join us for a variety of important projects.
The Tribal Stewards Program, run with Northwest Youth Corps, offers paid positions to indigenous young adults who spend the summer in the field restoring streams, uplands and trails across Oregon’s desert lands while gaining practical restoration and research experience and exploring conservation career pathways.