Chris Abercrombie, Vice-Chairperson
Chris Abercrombie grew up roaming the foothills and canyons of California where he learned to fish, camp and hunt from his family. Chris joined Cascadia Wild in 2011 with the intent of studying ethnobotany and ancestral skills. He became intrigued with tracking and through the intensive study program eventually became a trip leader with the Wolverine Tracking Project. When not working with Cascadia Wild Chris can be found working on robots, shooting his bow or brewing up a batch of beer.
Dan Thompson, Board member
Erin Law, Treasurer
Hobson Lane, Board member
Hobson is a Robotics Engineer and Data Scientist with a passion for conservation. He's helping Cascadia Wild use technology to get the most out of the data collected by volunteers.
Jenny Bedell-Stiles, Board member
Jenny grew up in Portland, OR where she learned to hike, backpack, and enjoy the backcountry and farmland with her family. She has been tracking with Cascadia Wild since 2011, and served as a trip leader for the Wolverine Tracking Project since 2013. She is an avid wild food forager, hand-stand practicer, and advocate for social justice.
Maggie Starr, Board member
Mike Little, Board Member
Mike has been a member of Cascadia Wild for over ten years. He's a retired systems analyst and enjoys hiking, backpacking and snowshoeing. He has a degree in biogeography and though he freely admits that much of that knowledge has faded, the love of being out there has not. He's married, has two kids and three grandsons.
Paul Schertz, Secretary
Paul Schertz has been tracking with Cascadia Wild for many years and has served as a trip leader for the Wolverine Tracking Project since 2006. Paul is licensed as a professional engineer and has served on several boards including the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association and was the founding President of the Texas Solar Energy Industries Association. He is the past vice-president of Solar Kinetics, Inc. and now works for Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.
Teri Lysak, Chairperson
Teri has been teaching for Cascadia Wild and various primitive skills gatherings since 2006. She teaches animal tracking, wild plant foraging, and wilderness survival, and loves helping people understand and connect with the natural world. Previous to joining Cascadia Wild, she worked as a forester, first seasonally for the Forest Service then for the Washington Dept of Natural Resources, doing forest surveying, firefighting, young timber stand management, and providing forestry assistance to small private landowners. Her prior teaching experience comes from 2 years as a high school science teacher with the Peace Corps in Fiji. She holds a MS in Forest Science from OSU and a BA in biology from Grinnell College.