BARK BOARD

Amy Harwood
Board Member
amy@bark-out.org
Bark volunteer since 2000, Bark staff Development Coordinator 2004-2006, Program Director 2006-2011, Interim Executive Director 2016-2017. Amy co-foundered Signal Fire, engaging artists in the natural world. Since 1998, she has developed and led trainings, hikes and backpacking trips educating on the threats that face our ancient forests, public lands decision-making and holding federal agencies accountable to environmental laws. Pronouns: she|her

Carolyn Sweeney
Board Member
carolyn@bark-out.org
Self-employed, Artist. Bark volunteer since 2005. Carolyn has deeply engaged with Bark’s work as a member of the Forest Watch and Events Committee. She has lead hikes, protested at Northwest Natural shareholder meetings, organized dance performances for Summer School, and taught a drawing class for ecologists. Pronouns: she|her

Chet Lee
Board President
chet@bark-out.org
A long time Bark supporter, much of Chet’s outdoor consciousness and growth has centered upon human-powered activities on Mt. Hood. He has served as an officer with the Oregon Mycological Society and sees fungi as a lens to evaluate forest health and further our ecosystem understanding. Chet has volunteered as a fungal field guide through Lewis and Clark University and the Tillamook State Forest and also as a Mazamas mountaineering instructor. He brings deep experience in the semiconductor industry and expertise in scientific experimentation, manufacturing systems and business processes. He|Him

David Osborn
Board Member
david@bark-out.org
Teacher, Portland State University. Bark volunteer since 2013. For five years, David has partnered with Bark for his community-based forests/social movements courses at PSU. David is a consultant for social-change non-profits, around process, structure and governance, and has been involved in climate justice movements for almost a decade. Pronouns: he|him

Kari Koch
Board Member
kari@bark-out.org
City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life, Program Coordinator. Bark volunteer since January 2018. Kari brings a wealth of experience as a labor organizer, organizational development, planning and implementation. Kari is past President of the Board of Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, former Director of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee and leader with Showing up for Racial Justice Portland. Pronouns: she|they

Lo Goldberg
Board Secretary
lola@bark-out.org
Counseling teacher for Allies: People to People. Bark volunteer since 2007, Board member since 2014. Lo is a performance artist who dedicates time with Bark to speak for trees and native plant communities, wildlife, and watersheds, including work to stop the Palomar Pipeline, groundtruthing, canvassing, post-logging monitoring, leading hikes, and serving on the Forest Watch and Events Committees. Pronouns: they|them

Matt Mavko
Board Member
matt@bark-out.org
Scientist/consultant, Air Sciences, Inc. Bark volunteer since 2006. Matt has volunteered for more than ten years on the Forest Watch and other committees, served as a hike leader and spent many days groundtruthing. Matt brings scientific knowledge and analytical thinking to our team. Pronouns: he|him

Sarah Wald
Board Member
sarah@bark-out.org
Associate Professor of English and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon. Bark volunteer since 2000, Staff Forest Defense Coordinator, 2001-2003. Sarah brings to Bark a commitment to community organizing as well as experience institutionalizing sustainability practices and working with diverse stakeholders. Sarah's scholarship focuses on the intersections between race and environment in U.S. literature and culture. Pronouns: she|her

BARK STAFF

Monica Beemer
Interim Executive Director
monica@bark-out.org
Interim Director since August 2018. Monica Beemer MSW, served as Executive Director of Sisters of the Road (2001-2013), Station Co-Manager of KBOO Community Radio (2014-2017), Board of the Western Regional Advocacy Project for the past 10 years, National Planning Committee of the Social Welfare Action Alliance and the Oregon Coordinating Committee for the Poor People’s Campaign. Pronouns: she|they

Brenna Bell
Policy Coordinator/Staff Attorney
brenna@bark-out.org
Brenna brings to her work a lifetime of passion for the Pacific Northwest, twenty years of organizing experience, and an extensive background in environmental law and education. Her involvement with Cascadia Forest Alliance and the campaign to save Eagle Creek led her to Lewis & Clark Law School, where she graduated cum laude. Brenna has worked with numerous non-profits and is a co-founder of Tryon Life Community Farm - a community sustainability education center. She also lives, and is raising her two children and many goats, in Cedar Moon - the intentional community at TLC Farm. Preferred pronouns: she|her

Courtney Rae
Associate Director
courtney@bark-out.org
A life-long activist and organizer, Courtney works to build community resilience by educating and empowering concerned community members to take direct action and engage in policy making to achieve social change. As Bark’s Associate Director she is excited to engage Portland’s urban population in protecting Mt. Hood. When she's not at Bark or in the forest, you’ll find her organizing with other groups in Portland focused on confronting racism, fascism, sexism and the exploitative economies that harm her communities. Originally from east of the Mississippi, Courtney joined Bark in 2015 after five years of advocacy with Environment Oregon and Columbia Riverkeeper. she/her

Enoch LaVelle
Operations Manager
enoch@bark-out.org
Enoch found Bark after moving across the country with the intention of finding a home in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Enoch has been canvassing since 2005 and came to Bark with ten years of experience in public outreach, data management and fundraising, including five years with TakeAction Minnesota. Enoch spends his spare time hanging out with his family, playing music, or practicing Tai Chi at his home. Preferred pronouns: he|him

Justice Hager
Canvass Director
justice@bark-out.org
Justice has spent the last twelve years canvassing, organizing, and fundraising for a plethora of environmental and social justice organizations, including five years at Bark. They have also been active in a number of different arts projects and organizations as both an artist and a curator for the last five years both in Portland and internationally through on-line exhibitions. Preferred pronouns: they | them

Michael Krochta
Forest Watch Coordinator
michael@bark-out.org
Michael was magnetically attracted to Bark’s work shortly after moving to Oregon and seeing for himself the splendor of its intact forests. As a student at PSU Michael was a dedicated volunteer with Bark and helped kick-off Bark’s fledgling post-logging monitoring program, BMP2. His committment to protecting healthy ecosystems in perpetuity has played itself out in a number of ways, from field checking timber sales for the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project to working each spring to document the Portland area’s native turtle populations. Michael firmly believes that meaningful participation in public land management starts with getting out to the woods and enjoying oneself. Preferred pronouns: he|him