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kendrick moholtKendrick Moholt has always loved the outdoors and natural sciences. He spent the summers of his youth and early adult life learning and teaching natural history at a central Oregon natural science field station. His responsibilities included working as a back county instructor in many remote parts of the West, including the Eagle Cap Wilderness. After receiving a Zoology BS from Oregon State and an Ornithology MS from Idaho State, Kendrick and his wife Leslie started a biological consulting business. Traveling the West to do field work meant they could pick any location as a home base. Remembering the Wallowa Mountains as a favorite spot, they picked Wallowa County as home in 1991.

The Moholt family lives on their 240 acre ranch south of Lostine. Kendrick continues to run a biological consulting firm based in Enterprise, but also travels the world as a professional outdoor photographer specializing in fine art prints. This passion for art has led him to also serve as a board member for the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon. After traveling on all seven continents, Kendrick still feels his favorite place to enjoy the outdoors, photograph landscapes and wildlife, and to raise a family is Wallowa County, Oregon. His dedication to a rural, resource based economy and wild-open spaces makes Kendrick proud to be a board member for Wallowa Resources.

joe dawsonJoe is the President of Diamond D Farm and Ranch Inc, a farming operation that specializes in crop production and harvesting. He currently operates on family property owned by the Dawson family and the Boyd family. Joe was born and raised on the farm and graduated from Joseph High School. He received a B.A from Gonzaga University before returning home.

Mike Hayward is Chairman of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners, a position he has held for 12 of the 16 years he has served on the County Commission. Prior to taking public office, Mike served as the Executive Director of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce, owned and managed the Eagle Cap Chalets at Wallowa Lake, and was Acting Manager for Les Schwab Tire Center in Enterprise. Mike is originally from Pullman, WA and received a forestry degree from Washington State University. Despite the significant reductions in forest revenue, Wallowa County remains dependent on natural resources for a significant portion of our economy. Wallowa Resources work in natural resources to address this priority need is what drew Mike to Wallowa Resources. 

Mike’s wife Beverly works for the Wallowa Health Care District. They have two kids, one of whom lives and works in the county.

Born and raised in Wallowa County, Doug grew up hunting and fishing the valleys and mountains, and working at the Bates Mill. He left to study dentistry at Oregon State University, but shifted majors to Construction Management.  He used these skills in the logging, construction, livestock production industries before settling back down to ranching along the Chesnimnus.  He was a founding member of Wallowa Resources, and catalyzed our watershed restoration program with the innovative Wallowa River Restoration project.

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