Staff, Board and Advisors

Cascadia Wildlands Staff, 2016
Cascadia Wildlands Staff
Nick Cady, Legal Director
Nick grew up in St. Louis, playing in the rivers of the Missouri Ozarks. He attended Truman State University where he received degrees in political and environmental science. Nick then traveled west to attend law school at the University of Oregon. When he is not litigating over irresponsible land management and protections for imperiled species, he can be found paddling, howling at the moon, or playing soccer. Email Nick
Josh Laughlin, Executive Director
Josh was born and raised on sandy Cape Cod. He graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in Journalism and Environmental Studies in 1998 and worked as an editor of the Earth First! Journal until 2001. Thereafter, he teamed back up with Cascadia Wildlands where he has worn a number of hats for the organization. In 2015 he was hired as Executive Director. When not working to protect and restore the watersheds of Cascadia, he enjoys floating down the bioregion's spectacular rivers, playing ultimate frisbee, and raising his kiddos. Email Josh.
Robin Meacher, Wildlands Campaign Director
Robin grew up roaming the woods and creeks of northeastern California. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law. Instantly smitten with Oregon's forests and rivers, Robin set about exploring the region's various landscapes. When not working to protect the Umpqua region's watersheds, she can be found chasing down a frisbee, immersed in live music, or wandering the woods. Robin is a member of the Oregon Bar. Email Robin.
Kaley CoslowSauer, Operations and Communications Director
Kaley is a native West coaster, born in California but grew up in Rhode Island. While spending her summers in California and rural Oregon, it was in La Pine at her grandparents' RV park, fishing in Oregon lakes, and weeks spent at camp where she developed her love for Oregon. This carried her to the University of Oregon where first she received a B.A. in Art History with a minor in Community Arts. She then studied Multimedia Management, Museum Studies, and Non-Profits to earn a M.S. in Arts Management. Kaley loves using good design and thoughtful marketing in order to create effective communications. When not enjoying the outdoors, you can find her sewing and creating art, dancing, and juggling. She loves telling jokes and is always up to hear a new one. Email Kaley.
Gabe Scott, In-House Council
Gabe has been with Cascadia Wildlands from the beginning. He created our Alaska field office in 1998 to protect the northern reaches of Cascadia. When he's not working on protecting the Alaska's wild places, he can be found catching and smoking wild salmon, tromping through ancient forests, and shooting hoops. Gabe was admitted to the Bar in Alaska in 2012. Email Gabe.
Board of Directors
Laura Beaton (Treasurer)
Environmental Law Fellow, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Daniel Kruse
Law Offices of Daniel R. Kruse
Jonathan Leong
Aumakua Capital Management
Sarah Peters (President)
Executive Director, Friends of Family Farmers

Shannon Rose (Secretary)
Executive Assistant and Constituency Manager at UO Alumni Association
Irene Wolansky
Customer Experience Director, Mountain Rose Herbs
Advisory Council
Amy Atwood
Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity
Jason Blazar
Stewardship Coordinator, Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah and the City of Eugene Hendricks Park
Ralph Bloemers
Co-Executive Director and Staff Attorney, Crag Law Center
Susan Jane Brown
Staff Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center
Sally Cummings
Employee Wellness Specialist, PacificSource
Alan Dickman, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Biology Department, University of Oregon
Jeremy Hall
Co-owner, Back to the Roots Landscaping
Timothy Ingalsbee, PhD
Executive Director, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology
Megan Kemple
Farm to School Program Coordinator, Willamette Food and Farm Coalition
Paul Kuck
Energy Manager, Advantage IQ (Sustainability Consulting Services)
Pollyanna Lind
Geomorphologist, University of Oregon Doctoral Student
Beverly McDonald
Beverly McDonald Graphic Design
Lauren Regan, AAL
Executive Director and Staff Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center
Brodia Minter (2016)
BrodiaBrodia was born and raised in urban New England. She fell in love with the many shades of green in Oregon’s forests and rivers upon her first visit west. One month later, she enrolled in law school and now is in her last semester at Willamette University College of Law and is planning on taking the bar this July. She loves to exhaust herself on long hikes, listen to the silver snags sing, and boogie-down to live music.
Kat Fiedler (2016)
Kat was born and raised in California, but now calls the PNW home. She was quickly enchanted by the rich, misty forests of Oregon while attending Lewis & Clark College and working on environmental and community issues throughout the region. She is currently strudying at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she is focusing on wildland and wildlife preservation. Kat can usually be found wandering through the woods with her dog, Ronnie.




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