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Diane Daggett - Board Member

diane daggettDiane is a fourth generation Wallowa County rancher who is passionate about her community and the land they depend upon. That passion forged a career focused on blending the needs of the land and the community. Diane was an active participant in conversations at the Cloud 9 Bakery that led to the creation of Wallowa Resources. She later became the first full-time director of the organization. Diane served in that capacity for a decade before leaving her beloved Wallowa County for work opportunities in other places in the Nation. She inspired the creation of Forest Investment Zones as Vice-President of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities that funded similar work to Wallowa Resources across the Nation.

After 8 years away, Diane returned to Wallowa County. She says this is the “place that nurtures and nourishes me”. She loves spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She is very proud that her grandchildren are sixth generation ranchers.

Diane not only supports the vision and mission of Wallowa Resources, she has lived it. And, now, she is thrilled to be serving the organization as a member of its Board of Directors with others she respects highly. She is excited to help because she believes Wallowa Resources is making a difference in our community economically and ecologically. People can stay here to work, live, love and play in part because of the work of Wallowa Resources. It goes without saying that she is proud of the organization and the community support it has received; she is thankful for the opportunity to have worked with the community, staff and founding board during her tenure as Director; and, she is thrilled to tell people that she hired Nils Christoffersen!

Mike Williams - Board Member

mike williamsMike is a first generation Wallowa County Rancher, raising natural beef in the north Zumwalt and north Prairie Creek country. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo he worked in the Biomedical Engineering field, both in industry and academia, for 27 years. During this time he invented and developed leading edge technologies in the cardiovascular, neurovascular, surgical and other life science fields. As an entrepreneur he was a co-founder and chief science and technology officer of multiple companies. He also served as a member of FMWW, a community of neighbors and supporters working to protect, restore and sustain the Upper Mark West Watershed in Sonoma County, CA. He believes in sustainable stewardship practices and strives to improve and maximize the rangeland and riparian health of his operation. Mike is proud to be a part of Wallowa Resources and hopes to help represent the local ranching community.

Bruce Andrews - Board Member

bruceandrews 1Bruce Andrews comes to the WR Board with a long history of agriculture and resource development. A farmer, former director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and agricultural and business development consultant, Bruce has worked in Asia, Europe and Central and South America to improve agricultural opportunities for local residents.

Passionate about rural communities and resource development, Bruce is excited to take part in the innovative approach that Wallowa Resources undertakes to expand resource development and management in Wallowa County and northeast Oregon.

Bruce and his wife, Terrie, live in Alicel on their farm. They enjoy international travel, hiking, fly fishing and a host of other northeastern Oregon activities.

Maureen Krebs - Board Member

maureen krebsIn 2011; Maureen Krebs and her husband Clint returned to Wallowa County after having lived in Wallowa almost thirty years ago. Together with their son and daughter in law; they operate Krebs Livestock in Wallowa and Morrow counties. This fifth generation family operation is proud to produce food and fiber from renewable natural resources. Maureen is a graduate of Oregon State University.

Maureen feels the land is a working landscape and is passionate about preserving and improving the land for future generations. She feels it is important to have a cooperative approach to sustaining the rural lifestyle through education, resource management and stewardship. Maureen considers it a true privilege to serve on the Wallowa Resources Board.

Kendrick Moholt- Board Member

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, where he . worked 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, for which they travelled the West doing field work. Remembering the Wallowa Mountains as a favorite spot, they picked Wallowa County as home in 1991.

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