Our Staff

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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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Just looking for an email address or phone number? Find our staff contact list on the bottom of the Contact Us page.


Our Staff

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Wildflower Poetry Reading

Wildflower Poetry Reading

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Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

Time Lapse: a night at Canyon Camp in six seconds

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Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water


Our Seasonal Staff and Interns

Each year, bright students and professionals from Oregon and beyond join ONDA in our office and in the field to gain career-building skills.

Our 2018 Crew

  • Anne White, Habitat Monitoring Technician
  • Emilie Bedard, Habitat Monitoring Technician
  • Dawn Nolan, Winter Intern, Outreach and Development
  • Kelly Sprague, Winter Intern, Outreach and Development
  • Caelin Weiss, Summer Intern, Outreach and Development
  • Michael Tauriaim, Summer Intern, Wildlands
  • Nick Maithonis, Summer Intern, Wildlands
  • Zane Fields, Summer Intern, GIS
  • Brittany Leffel, Winter Intern, Outreach and Development

Our field technicians and field interns help us with our Sage-Grouse Habitat Monitoring Project, which monitors the implementation of the BLM’s Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment (ARMPA) and ecological health trends on federal lands in eastern Oregon to assess the degree to which public lands are meeting sage-grouse habitat objectives.

Our outreach and events interns help ONDA to reach community members interested in getting involved in ONDA’s work by managing ONDA event logistics, engaging retail partners for the Wild Desert Calendar, and representing ONDA at community events.

Our wildlands interns spend 10 weeks over the summer in the field with ONDA staff and volunteers. In addition to helping lead restoration projects, our 2017 interns worked with the Prineville Bureau of Land Management to monitor Wilderness Study Areas throughout Central Oregon.