- (e) email@example.com
- (p) 503.295.4039 x1
John joined WaterWatch in 2003, after practicing law in Portland for 13 years. At WaterWatch, John is responsible for litigation, legislation and media matters in addition to managing and securing funding for the organization. He earned his law degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1990, and holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia College in New York. John has served on the steering committee of the Oregon Conservation Network, the board of EarthShare of Oregon, Governor Kulongoski’s Headwaters to Ocean Task Force and the Policy Advisory Group for Oregon’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy.
- (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
- (p) 503.295.4039 x0
Prior to joining WaterWatch in 2019, Neil worked as canvass director on behalf of Amnesty International in Seattle, Washington. There, he organized and managed a team of on-the-ground field canvassers to raise money for Amnesty’s international refugee rights advocacy. Before living and working in Seattle, Neil was a carbon policy researcher at The Nature Conservancy in Boulder, Colorado, where he also earned his master’s degree in environmental policy from The University of Colorado at Boulder. Neil is an avid skier, hiker, mountain biker and an aspiring rock climber. He grew up in the Adirondacks of New York and received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Vermont.
- (e) email@example.com
- (p) 503.295.4039 x4
Lisa joined WaterWatch as a Staff Attorney in 2004. She has worked with Northwest conservation groups on watershed and aquatic habitat protection projects for many years, as well as for an aquatic research group at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis. Lisa earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Oregon State University with honors, and graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School, cum laude, with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. She is a member of the Oregon Bar.
- (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
- (p) 503.208.3891
Jack helps WaterWatch with our extensive efforts in Oregon’s capitol, Salem. He has worked with the Oregon Legislature since 1998, including experience as leadership staff, campaign director, and lobbyist. He served as a policy advisor for then-Senate Democratic Leader Kate Brown and as legislative director for Senate President Peter Courtney. Jack has lobbied the legislature since 2006, working in-house for O.H.S.U. and the Oregon Nurses Association, and as an independent lobbyist. He lives in Portland with his wife and two daughters.
- (e) email@example.com
- (p) 503.295.4039 x5
Nancy has been with WaterWatch since 1994. She previously worked for Oregon Public Broadcasting as an accountant and comptroller, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University.
- (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
- (p) 503.295.4039 x213
Admin & Development Assistant
Before joining WaterWatch, Robyn managed national outreach and promotions for an Emmy nominated environmental documentary. She also worked to prevent Nestlé from bottling water in the Columbia River Gorge and fought to strengthen human rights and environmental provisions in international trade deals. In addition to her environmental-focused work, Robyn has managed political campaigns in Portland. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Portland State University.
- (e) email@example.com
- (p) 541.708.0048
Southern Oregon Program Director
Jim works from WaterWatch’s office in Ashland. Prior to joining WaterWatch full time in 2012, he provided communication, lobbying, and organizing services to environmental non-profits as an independent consultant since 2002. Jim has specialized in Endangered Species Act, water policy, hydropower relicensing, and agricultural subsidy issues. He has published numerous op-eds, articles, and reports, has testified before Congress, and served as an expert witness before the Oregon and California public utility commissions. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.
- (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
- (p) 503.295.4039 x2
Brian has been an attorney in Oregon since 1991, and joined WaterWatch’s staff in 2015. From 1991 through 2005, he worked primarily in general business litigation with the Portland firm of Tonkon Torp LLP. He had his own law practice from 2006 through 2014. In addition to his civil litigation work, Brian handled a variety of water-related cases for WaterWatch and private clients while in private practice. He also is a former WaterWatch board member. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Willamette University and a law degree from the University of Oregon. He grew up in Helena, Montana.
- (e) email@example.com
- (p) 503.295.4039 x3
Senior Policy Analyst
Kimberley Priestley is the Senior Policy Analyst with WaterWatch of Oregon, where she has worked since 1993. Kimberley leads WaterWatch’s advocacy in the state legislature for legal and policy reforms to protect and restore Oregon rivers statewide, as well as our longstanding campaign to safeguard the waters of the Deschutes Basin. She earned her J.D. from the University of Washington, where she also earned an L.L.M. in International Environmental Law. She earned her B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley.
- (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
- (p) 503.295.4039 x207
Prior to joining WaterWatch in 2019, David worked at the Meyer Memorial Trust as a communications consultant. Before that, he spent nearly five years as the investor relations officer for a biotech company based in Seattle and roughly 15 years as a staff reporter for The Oregonian in Portland, where he covered philanthropy, culture and business. David's an avid outdoor enthusiast and has spent a lot of time open water swimming, sculling and climbing throughout the Northwest. He holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Columbia College in New York.