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 Counsel

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 and philosophy, she moved to the west coast to attend the University of Oregon, where she earned her Masters in Education. Sam’s dream was to combine her love of wild places and her passion for conservation with education and community organizing.  When she is not working with Cascadia, Sam can be found playing in the woods, making pies, or swimming in Oregon’s wild rivers.


Board of Directors
Sarah Douglas (Treasurer)
Professor Emerita, University of Oregon
Gary Henderson (Secretary)
Daniel Kruse (President)
Law Offices of Daniel R. Kruse
Jonathan Leong
Aumakua Capital Management
Dan Snyder
Law Offices of Charlie Tebbutt

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


Jess Butt grew up outdoors in each of the four corners of the U.S. In 2009, she studied environmental sciences at the National University of Costa Rica. She then returned to the California redwoods to play collegiate soccer at Humboldt State University, graduating in 2013 with degrees in Anthropology, Spanish, and Environmental Ethics. Over the next five years, Jess guided in nineteen countries on four continents. Highlights included active volcano treks in Guatemala, a six-month circumnavigation of South America, and bow drilling with wilderness therapy students in the Utah desert. Jess is currently a second-year law student at the University of Oregon School of Law, interested in water law and tribal land rights.

Noah Mikell is a rising second-year law student at the University of Oregon School of Law. As an undergraduate, he became interested in ecology and environmental policy, which led him to come to Oregon for the school’s environmental law program. After spending the last few summers experiencing different aspects of non-profit work, he made it his goal to find an opportunity to continue learning about this career path during law school. Cascadia Wildlands caught his attention shortly after moving to Eugene, and Noah joined the team as a summer intern this year. He is looking forward to helping the team with legal research, and being a part of a strong and enthusiastic community of environmental advocates. When he’s not studying, you can find Noah on the bike paths, hiking with friends, or exploring Eugene.