Joe 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.
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.
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.
Jim Zacharias runs a small sawmill business (JayZee Lumber) in Joseph, Oregon.
His family first settled in Wallowa County in 1896 to work as farmers and loggers. After graduating from Joseph High School, Jim worked for his father for a couple of years then started his own logging company which grew to 30 employees and subcontractors. He was one of the first to introduce mechanical logging to Northeast Oregon.
As the major local mills closed, he downsized and sold his business to his sons Tom and Seth. Three generations of the Zacharias family, as well as many relations, are still working in the woods of Wallowa County.
Jim and his wife Julie live just outside of Joseph. In their spare time, they hike, ride horses, hunt and fish in the neighboring mountains and canyons.
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