Our Team

We put our passion to work every day to protect our planet, her people and the future our children will inherit. (And every now and then, we take a staff ski day!) Meet our talented team! We're here to help you harness the power of local change to make a world of difference.

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Our Staff

Al Kolenda

she/her

Development Manager

al@envirocenter.org
541-508-5556

Al joined the Environmental Center in 2022. She studied International Development in an immersive Masters…

Al joined the Environmental Center in 2022. She studied International Development in an immersive Masters program taught entirely in French. Originally from Chicago, Al loves…

Amelia Remington Corbari

she/her

Communications Manager

amelia@envirocenter.org
541-385-7947

Amelia joined TEC with a background as an outdoor/environmental educator, curriculum developer, and program manager…

Amelia joined TEC with a background as an outdoor/environmental educator, curriculum developer, and program manager at Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors. Now, she is excited…

Becky Yaeger

she/her

Youth Education Program Manager

becky@envirocenter.org
541-414-3978

Becky began full time work at The Environmental Center in 2022, but previously had completed…

Becky began full time work at The Environmental Center in 2022, but previously had completed some volunteer work in Spring 2012 and an internship in…

Denise Rowcroft

she/her

School Gardens Program Manager

denise@envirocenter.org
541-414-3979

Denise joined The Environmental Center in 2006 and is responsible for our on-site Kansas Avenue…

Denise joined The Environmental Center in 2006 and is responsible for our on-site Kansas Avenue Learning Garden and the Garden for Every School program. She…

Janet Llerandi Gonzalez

they/them

Business Manager

janet@envirocenter.org
541-508-5262 ext. 100

Janet joined the Environmental Center in December of 2022. Previous to joining TEC, Janet worked…

Janet joined the Environmental Center in December of 2022. Previous to joining TEC, Janet worked in various roles with local nonprofit organizations such as Finance…

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Kat Rains

she/her

FoodCorps Service Member

kat@envirocenter.org
704-999-4331

Kat Rains is a FoodCorps member serving at M.A. Lynch Elementary in Redmond starting this…

Kat Rains is a FoodCorps member serving at M.A. Lynch Elementary in Redmond starting this fall. Kat was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina,…

Kavi Chokshi

he/him

Rethink Waste Program Coordinator

kavi@envirocenter.org
(541) 508-5930

Kavi (pronounced kuh-vee, like a covey of quails) joins The Environmental Center as the very…

Kavi (pronounced kuh-vee, like a covey of quails) joins The Environmental Center as the very first Rethink Waste Program Coordinator. Kavi will be working part-time…

Lauren Williams

she/her

Associate Director

lauren@envirocenter.org
541-508-4110

Lauren joined The Environmental Center in 2015 and feels lucky to be surrounded by people…

Lauren joined The Environmental Center in 2015 and feels lucky to be surrounded by people and ideas that create positive impact in Central Oregon. Lauren…

Lindsey Hardy

she/her

Climate Solutions Program Director

lindsey@envirocenter.org
541-414-3976

Lindsey thinks helping to save the planet makes for a pretty cool job and loves…

Lindsey thinks helping to save the planet makes for a pretty cool job and loves that she gets to help people realize that we can…

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Megan Schubel

she/her

Garden Program Assistant

megan@envirocenter.org

Megan joined The Environmental Center in November 2023 to fill in as temporary Youth Education…

Megan joined The Environmental Center in November 2023 to fill in as temporary Youth Education Program Manager while Becky was on parental leave. Now, Megan…

Mike Riley

he/him

Executive Director

mike@envirocenter.org
541-508-4005

Mike joined The Environmental Center in 2008 as Executive Director. He has over 30 years…

Mike joined The Environmental Center in 2008 as Executive Director. He has over 30 years of experience with environmental, outdoor, community radio and health care…

Neil Baunsgard

he/him

Climate and Transportation Policy Manager

neil@envirocenter.org
541-508-5434

Neil joined the Environmental Center team in 2015 and has studied Environmental Studies, Economics, and…

Neil joined the Environmental Center team in 2015 and has studied Environmental Studies, Economics, and Energy Policy at Western Washington University. He has worked in…

Priscilla Calleros

ella/she/her

Events & Outreach Manager

priscilla@envirocenter.org
541-508-5410

First-generation, and proud daughter of immigrants from Guadalajara, Mexico, Priscilla was born and raised in…

First-generation, and proud daughter of immigrants from Guadalajara, Mexico, Priscilla was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to Oregon in 2017 – first…

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Satya Austin-Opper

she/her

Home Energy Assessment Program Manager

satya@envirocenter.org

Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Satya came out West to attend Lewis & Clark College…

Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Satya came out West to attend Lewis & Clark College in Portland, where she received her B.A. in Environmental Studies…

Tim Page

he/him

Development Director

tim@envirocenter.org
541-508-5424

Tim joined The Environmental Center in 2015. He has a B.A. in English Literature from…

Tim joined The Environmental Center in 2015. He has a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, and has worked for a spectrum of…

Wesley Yoder

he/him

Youth Education Program Coordinator

wesley@envirocenter.org

Wesley has a bachelor’s in biology with a focus in ecology. He was born and…

Wesley has a bachelor’s in biology with a focus in ecology. He was born and raised in Iowa and came out here in 2018, and…