Our Staff

Monica Tomosy

Monica brings three decades of leadership experience working for federal agencies — the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) — at the field, regional, and national office levels, to ONDA’s board, which she joined in 2020. Along with being a seasoned manager of...

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Natasha Bellis

Growing up in Wyoming and Utah, Natasha gained an early appreciation for wild and open spaces. Cultivating a love of the desert by roaming the canyon lands of southern Utah, she was inspired to pursue a career in environmental studies and has spent the past 20 years working to conserve and protect natural resources....

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Elisa Cheng

Elisa Cheng grew up in California and Hawaii. She launched her web design career in 2002 spending a few years at an eCommerce company before realizing that her passion was in helping non-profits. From there she moved into a role helping non-profits of all sizes with their online presence. She now works as a...

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Jim Stratton

Jim Stratton grew up in Oregon, but his career unfolded in Alaska. At the National Parks Conservation Association, he served as the Deputy Vice-President for Regional Operations and ran the Alaska office. Prior to NPCA, Jim spent almost eight years as the Director of Alaska State Parks and 11 years as the Program and...

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Kirk Richardson

Kirk is a passionate environmental activist, a leader in corporate social responsibility in the outdoor industry, and a longtime ONDA board member. After more than 25 years at Nike, Kirk joined KEEN as the company’s CEO in 2006 and pushed the then-young company into a respected place in the highly competitive world of outdoor...

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Erin Gaines

Erin received a bachelor of arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2011. In 2013, she started working for Oregon Senator Ron Wyden as a Legislative Correspondent in is Washington D.C. office. In 2014, she became Senator Wyden’s Natural Resources...

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Ken Rait

Ken is the director of the U.S. Public Lands Program at Pew Charitable Trusts. He is the former director of the Heritage Forests Campaign, the organization that successfully advocated for the conservation of nearly 60 million acres of roadless, wild national forest lands. He served as conservation director of the Oregon Natural Resources Council...

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Alan Hickenbottom

Alan is founder and principal of Latitude45 Associates, an Oregon-based firm focused on the NW energy sector providing business development, management and public affairs consulting to renewable energy and clean tech firms. Starting in 2001, after 20 years in high technology, Alan spent several years exploring the sustainable industries including the green building, sustainable...

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Bob DenOuden

Bob is a native Oregonian who grew up in Eugene, where he earned undergraduate degrees in math and geography at the University of Oregon. It was in those undergrad years that he developed an intense love of the Oregon high desert, escaping the wet side of the state as often as possible to explore...

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Gilly Lyons

Gilly works for the Pew Charitable Trusts in Portland with the title of Officer, U.S. Oceans, Pacific. Prior to joining Pew, Gilly worked for Save Our Wild Salmon, spent six years as grassroots coordinator for the Oregon Natural Desert Association in Bend and Portland, and served two years as legislative advocate for the National...

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