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 and species of Cascadia, he enjoys floating down the bioregion’s spectacular rivers, digging in the garden, playing ultimate frisbee, and raising his kiddos. Email Josh

Martha Brinson, Membership & Operations Manager

Martha Brinson, Membership and Operations ManagerMartha spent most of her childhood in Wisconsin ice skating in the winter and swimming in Lake Michigan in the summer. She eventually landed in Florida where she enjoyed going to the beaches and riding her motorcycle. Her soul was hungry for wild places and cooler weather, so she headed west to Oregon and became a volunteer with Cascadia Wildlands and a Master Gardener. When she’s not being an office nerd running reports and researching, you can find her hiking in the forest, bird watching and stomping around in the garden talking to plants! Email Martha

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

Kaley CoslowSauer, Communications & Events 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. before continuing her studies in 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 that educate the community and help build connections. 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

Bethany Cotton, Conservation Director

Bethany’s environmental ethic was born and raised in the wilds of Southern Oregon: she grew up inside what is now the expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. A graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, Bethany also holds certificates in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Animal Law. After several years of working in conservation in Colorado, Montana, and Washington D.C., she is happy to be home in Cascadia. In the hours she is not advocating for wildlife and wild places, Bethany can be found growing, cooking and preserving organic food, wildcrafting mushrooms and berries, working on her bird and wildflower ID skills, and exploring wildlands — often with her rescue mutt Gus in tow. Email Bethany.

Dylan Plummer, Grassroots Organizer

Dylan Plummer, Grassroots OrganizerDylan grew up in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon before moving to the Willamette Valley for college. He has been organizing in the environmental movement for most of his adult life, fighting against the construction of fossil fuel infrastructure and the industrial timber practices leveling the forests of Cascadia. Dylan has worked on campaigns at both the local and national level in a variety of different capacities, with a focus on grassroots organizing and communications. Before joining the staff of Cascadia Wildlands, Dylan was a key member of our WildCAT volunteers. When he isn’t working you can find him playing music or hunting for mushrooms on public lands with Finn the dog. Email Dylan

Rebecca White, Wildlands Director

Rebecca is a native Texan who followed the call of the ancient forests to redwood country where she earned her ecology degree at Humboldt State University. After a stint with the Klamath National Forest, she completed law school and two years of judicial clerkships before moving to Eugene to pursue conservation law. Prior to joining our staff, Rebecca managed the Pacific Wolf Coalition (of which Cascadia Wildlands is a core member) and was active on our WildCAT volunteer team. She works on forest and biodiversity defense with a focus on Western Oregon public lands. Her favorite activities include backpacking with her husband and daughter, growing Willamette Valley native plants, and gazing in awe at Cascadia’s giant trees. Email Rebecca.

Board of Directors

Sarah Douglas (Treasurer)
Professor Emerita, University of Oregon

Gary Henderson (Secretary)

Kim Hyland
Windermere Real Estate

Daniel Kruse (President)
Law Offices of Daniel R. Kruse

Jonathan Leong
Aumakua Capital Management

Dan Snyder
Law Offices of Charlie Tebbutt

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 / Co-owner, Blossom Cidery

Timothy Ingalsbee, PhD
Executive Director, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE)

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


Avery Temple, Climate and Environmental Justice Fellow

Avery Temple (she/they) is a queer, mixed race Chicana and community organizer. She feels most at home within movements that center climate, racial, economic, and transformative justice but is passionate about all people powered spaces that center life. She is a facilitator, writer, lover of the arts, and eager student of all teachers who practice building capacity for joy. They are thrilled to be part of the Cascadia Wildlands team!