Our Staff

Interim Executive Director: Kat Vanden Heuvel

Coming soon!

Ask her how the ERC can connect people to nature with your support!

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Programs Coordinator: Vicky Ownbey

Vicky┬árecently completed her Masters in Natural Resource Management from Oregon State University in 2020, following a Bachelor in Science in Marine Biology from UC Santa Cruz. Vicky brings over fifteen years of professional experience in education and ecology to her position, including stints as an intertidal lab technician in California, Ambassador of the Environment at the Ritz-Carlton in the Cayman Islands, leading youth backpacking trips in the White River National Forest, and working as a server and camp counselor at a local gem, Galena Lodge. She’s passionate about protecting our natural resources through research, outreach, ecological monitoring, and restoration.

Ask her why knapweed matters!

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Education Director: Ashton Wilson

Ashton is passionate about creating opportunities for students of all ages. With over a decade of professional experience ranging from directing trip programs in Colorado to developing curricula tailored to renewing Idaho ecosystems. Ashton oversees the portfolio of ERC education programs.

Ask him how you can change the world through education!

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Program Assistant: Isabella Cronin

Coming soon!

PUP Program Manager: Erica Exline

Coming soon: Info on what makes Erica so awesome!

Ask her how you too, can join the Poop Patrol!

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Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

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Lindsay VanMieghemOur Staff