Alexis Barton, Coordinator
Cell: 530 (not 503) 902-7528
In managing Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s programs, Alexis enjoys wearing multiple hats on any given day, whether they be in coordinating restoration projects, implementing workshops, planning volunteer events, or facilitating coordination and collaboration across organizations.
Alexis’ first contact with Tryon Creek was within the Natural Area as a Camp Instructor with Friends of Tryon Creek for several summers. After finishing her B.S. in Environmental Studies, Alexis served for two years as a Confluence AmeriCorps member at Johnson Creek Watershed Council, where she gained experience in riparian restoration and volunteer management, including managing their Community Science program, leading environmental education, and the development of equity-driven planning processes. Alexis represents Willamette Basin Watershed Councils as a Region 3 Director on the Network of Oregon Watershed Councils.
Alexis seeks to consider and incorporate equity and justice lenses into all the work she is a part of.
She’s engaged with the North Clackamas Watersheds Council, Johnson Creek WC’s Community Inclusion Committee, City of Milwaukie Tree Board, and Friends of Elk Rock Island & Spring Park. Alexis spends time away from her desk with her partner and their dog and cats, experimenting both in the kitchen and on various crafts.
Terri Preeg Riggsby, Interim Executive Director
Terri Preeg Riggsby previously served as the TCWC Chair for 12 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a master’s degree in public administration and natural resource policy, graduate certification in watershed management, and has worked in government and non-profit organizations for close to 15 years. Terri is also the Chair and Zone 5 Director on the West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District Board, where she advocates for effective environmental programs and projects throughout West Multnomah County. Terri lives near Multnomah Village and regularly helps out at restoration and education events. She shares her love of the Pacific Northwest rivers and woods with her husband, son, and hound dog.
Glen Leverich, President
Glen Leverich is a fluvial geomorphologist and watershed ecologist with over 15 years of working professionally on numerous riverine studies and restoration efforts throughout the western U.S. Glen studied environmental science and geology at University of Oregon and Portland State University before earning his master’s degree in geology from San Francisco State University and receiving geology licenses from Oregon, Washington, and California. Glen is a returning Oregon resident and has recently settled within Tryon Creek watershed. Glen and his family are outdoor enthusiasts who are often found hiking in the state park and paddling the local rivers.
Megan Hill, Vice President
Megan Hill has a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a master’s degree in Natural Resources Policy and Law. She has worked for the Upper Basin Mississippi River Basin Association and was the Executive Director of the Mckenzie Watershed Council. More recently, Megan has volunteered for the Rivanna Conservation Alliance and Oregon Lakes Association. Throughout her career, she has worked collaboratively with private and public landowners on a variety of restoration, monitoring, and education projects and, when she is not continuing her lifelong love of river restoration, Megan enjoys gardening and exploring Oregon’s wilderness. Most importantly, Megan loves life with her husband, three children and two dogs.
Jennifer Jones, Secretary
Jennifer Jones is an ecologist and environmental scientist working professionally on a variety of habitat assessment and restoration projects. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in environmental science. She lives with her partner, 2 dogs and a cat near the headwaters of Tryon Creek. She is continually working on restoring native habitat in her backyard and also enjoys birding, hiking, kayaking, and most anything out in nature.
Sharon Keast, Technology Director
Sharon Keast joined the Tryon Creek Watershed Council board in 2013 to assist the council in becoming a mission-driven nonprofit by developing bylaws, obtaining 501(c)(3) status and creating a Strategic Plan. She holds degrees in Business Management Information Systems and Science. Sharon advocates using technology for good and has secured and manages technology donations including Google’s G Suite and Microsoft’s Office 365 and Azure cloud services to empower the council in carrying out its mission.
Kristie Focht, Treasurer
Qwynci Bowman, Director, Lewis & Clark Student Representative
Qwynci Bowman is Lewis & Clark College’s student representative for Tryon Creek Watershed Council. Qwynci is originally from Austin, Texas; while living in Austin she did a lot of different things in the environmental field: she worked as a state water monitor for the City, worked on a sustainable farm for two years, and developed a community garden at her high school. Water conservation and sustainability are two areas that she holds dear to her heart and hopes to bring into the council. In this role, Qwynci wants to bridge the gap between the watershed council and Lewis and Clark students, staff, and faculty to bring in volunteers and increase awareness of the watershed.
Rebecca Crosby, Director
Rebecca Crosby has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration. She lives in the Tryon Creek watershed and is dedicated to improving the watershed through habitat assessment, habitat restoration projects, and volunteering. She has worked with members of the watershed council and West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District to remove invasive plant species and to plant native plants to support animal and plant species in our region. She is also an active member of the Friends of Tryon Creek board. Over the past four decades Rebecca has developed a deep appreciation for the Tryon Creek watershed and Tryon Creek State Park.
Dusty Day, Director
Dusty Day has a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in environmental management, and has worked in the environmental field for over 15 years. He resides within the Tryon Creek watershed and enjoys the opportunity to improve our watershed through restoration efforts. When not working, you can typically find Dusty pulling ivy, planting natives, gardening at home, or exploring the wonderful parks and open space of the Tryon Creek watershed with his family.
Danielle Goodrich, Director
Danielle Goodrich has a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from PSU. Her program gave her the opportunity to compose the Tryon Creek Watershed Assessment, which originally introduced her to the council in 2017. Danielle developed a connection to science and nature in high school and now applies that to her work in a local municipality Water Quality Department. She also enjoys camping, hiking, crafting, and discussing books with her book club.
Stuart Myers, Director
Stuart is a consulting ecologist and certified ecological restoration practitioner with over 22 years of experience in natural resource assessment, regulatory compliance and mitigation, and restoration while focusing on improving natural and built environments in the Pacific Northwest. He has a Masters Degree in Geography from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. Stuart has lived in the Tryon Creek watershed for 20 years and is an avid outdoor recreator. He can often be found running rivers with a fishing rod in hand, seeking out powder turns on his snowboard, or experiencing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with his family in his free time.
TCWC’s work is made stronger through ongoing relationships with partner organizations and agencies.
Several of our partner organizations have representatives on TCWC’s board:
- Jim Cathcart, West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
- Colleen Mitchell, Bureau of Environmental Services
- Sonja Johnson, City of Lake Oswego
- Iris Benson, Oregon Parks & Recreation District