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.

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.

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.

Gabe Scott, In-House Council


Gabe Scott, Alaska Legal DirectorGabe 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.

Sam Krop, Grassroots Organizer


Sam grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and spent her childhood swimming, exploring mangrove mazes and cypress forests. After she completed her undergraduate degree in Literature, she moved to the west coast to attend the University of Oregon, where she earned a Masters degree in Education. Sam’s dream was to combine her love of wild places and her passion for conservation with education and community organizing. In addition to working as a grassroots organizer with Cascadia Wildlands, she teaches at the high school and University levels. When she is not doing education and grassroots organizing, Sam can be found working on land projects on the rural property where she lives, making pies, riding her motorcycle, or swimming in Oregon’s wild rivers and alpine lakes.

Board


Board of Directors
Julie Bailey
President, Mountain Rose Herbs
Sarah Douglas (Treasurer)
Professor Emerita, University of Oregon
Daniel Kruse (Secretary)
Law Offices of Daniel R. Kruse
Jonathan Leong
Aumakua Capital Management
Sarah Peters
Shannon Rose (President)
Executive Assistant and Constituency Manager at UO Alumni Association

Advisory Council


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 ReganAAL
Executive Director and Staff Attorney, Civil Liberties Defense Center