Teri Lysak, Chairperson
Teri has been teaching for Cascadia Wild and various primitive skills gatherings for over 5 years. She holds a MS in Forest Science, and previous to joining Cascadia Wild worked for the Washington Dept of Natural Resources providing forestry assistance to small private landowners and as a field forester, and seasonally for the Forest Service doing forest surveying, firefighting, and as a wildlife technician. Her teaching experience comes from 2 years of teaching high school science with the Peace Corps in Fiji. Teri loves wandering through the woods looking at trees, living as simply as possible in her small cabin in the woods, and bringing together the various people in the environmental community.
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. When not working with CAW Chris can be found working on robots, shooting his bow or brewing up a
batch of beer.
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.
Sarah Carl, Board member
Sarah Carl started tracking with Cascadia Wild during the 2007-8 season. She assisted in the formation of the apprentice program through which she became a trip leader for the Wolverine Tracking Project. She has enjoyed backpacking and exploring nature for many years and considers tracking to be a great way to learn about our wild places. Sarah is a self-employed licensed massage therapist and co-owner of an integrative natural health clinic called Mt. Hood Natural Health in Gresham, Oregon. Tracking and naturalist skills have been merging with healing work thanks to a deepening interest in medicinal plants and traditional medicine.
Tim Donner, Board member
Tim Donner has been involved with Cascadia Wild since 2005. He received his Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies at the University of Texas and spent five winters studying bison around Yellowstone National Park, surveyed Marbled Murrelets in the Coast Range of Oregon, banded Burrowing Owls in NE Wyoming and has been a full time educator with Portland Audubon since 2008. His favorite time of the year is the winter, leading tracking trips on Mt. Hood where the lives of animals we rarely see can be told through the tracks and clues that they leave behind.
Maggie Starr, Board member
Mike Little, Board member
Marion Warfield, Board member