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-founded Signal Fire, connecting artists to threatened wild places. Since 1998, she has developed and led trainings, hikes, and backpacking trips educating people about land justice. She currently lives and works in the Sonoran desert. 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

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

BARK STAFF

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

Briana Villalobos
Development Director
briana@bark-out.org
Originally from Southern California, Briana has spent the last 6 years in Humboldt County, CA engaging in local social and environmental justice movements and nonprofit development. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in sociology, and is passionate about the intersections of race, class, and gender in relation to modern environmentalism. She joins Bark after working with the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) and her collaboration with the Latino Outdoors Humboldt Chapter. Briana is an avid hot spring dipper, hiker, and roller-skater and enjoys spending her time off making baking and working with herbs. 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

Daniela del Mar
Communications Coordinator
daniela@bark-out.org
Daniela del Mar is a transdisciplinary artist, and educator whose work revolves around fronteras culturales, translation + meaningfulness, y práctica social. Bringing a background based in traditional letterpress printing and its power to activate the individual, Daniela joins Bark as the Communications Coordinator create strong web + print materials to support its mission. When not at Bark, you can find Daniela trying to see the ocean at every opportunity or working with edible + native plants in their garden. they | she

Justice Hager
Outreach 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

Nakisha Nathan
Executive Director
nakisha@bark-out.org
A leader in Portland’s Environmental Justice movement, Nakisha is a well-traveled, creative, leadership cultivator and activist. Her background in environmental science, environmental law, and community organizing inform her practice of transformational movement building. She joins Bark after working at the Coalition of Communities of Color, Sierra Club, Neighbors for Clean Air and OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon. Nakisha is dedicated to building power for a Just Transition and racial justice and serves on the boards of OPAL and the Portland African American Leadership Forum. When not at work, Nakisha can be found gaming with friends and family; hiking with her partner and two dogs; photographing Oregon’s natural landscapes, or gleefully pursuing her quest to find every member of the Araucaria araucana species in Portland. Pronouns: She | They