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Shannon Browne, Community Partnerships Director, is a long time advocate of public lands. She has been a Park Ranger at both the Oregon Caves National Monument and Crater Lake National Park. She moved to Ashland from the Sierra Club in San Francisco, called back to this extremely bio-diverse part of the world to enroll in the Master of Environmental Education at Southern Oregon University. Now she looks forward to continuing her passions of spreading environmental awareness and conservation. 

board members


Terry Dickey, Chairman, has over 35 years experience in building community partnerships, museum exhibit interpretation, K-12 education and non-profit organizations. He earned a MEd in Cross-Cultural Education from University of Alaska Fairbanks and BA from University of Tulsa. He moved to Ashland from Alaska in 2009.

Susan Roudebush, Vice-Chair, moved to Oregon after finishing graduate school at Purdue. She worked for the University of Oregon as a trainer, curriculum developer, and design team member for the Career Information System, a career guidance software program used nationwide. She is an avid vocalist and serves on the Britt Society board. Susan retired in 2015 and now enjoys working on environmental efforts to preserve the Monument’s biodiversity for future generations.


Howard Hunter, Advocacy Chair, was the former CSNM Asst. Monument Manager. He spent a career in forestry, recreation, and natural resource management. After being the manager of the CSNM for the first twelve years he is familiar with all aspects of its management.

Morgyn Ellis, Secretary, is a New Jersey native who has found her way to the Rogue Valley after earning her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and spending four exciting and inspiring years in outdoor education in order to pursue her M.S. in Environmental Education at Southern Oregon University.

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Scot Loring, Board Member, has been working as a botanist / mycologist throughout Oregon since 1994; conducting various research, inventory, rare species survey, and monitoring projects. During much of that time, he has been a consultant for various entities including the BLMMedford, for whom he led a botanical survey that incorporated the vast majority of the CSN Monument. He has discovered many species new to science, including two new genera. He is a Pacific Northwest native, graduated from The Evergreen State College, and enjoys winter sports.

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Stasie Maxwell, Board Member, grew up in Ashland and has a deep love for this area. Studying Tai Chi in Eugene, OR has deepened her respect and affection for the biodiversity and interconnectedness of this land and its inhabitants. An SOU alumna, she hopes to unite her passion with action by bridging connections between education, health and wellness, herbal medicine, and the wisdom of the indigenous people in relation to the monument. 


Dick Ashford, Board Member, is Director Emeritus of the Klamath Bird Observatory and past Chair of the American Birding Association. A former Mayor of Sonoma, CA, Dick has served on such diverse boards as Sonoma County’s Recycling Agency, a Fire and Rescue Authority, the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance and the Charles Schwab Golf Championship. Dick has an M.S. in Computer Science and extensive experience in engineering program management. 


Ellie Thompson, Board Member - Student, grew up on a small farm in Eugene, Oregon. Her love for nature and passion for science led her to earn a B.S. in Biology at Portland State University, but along the way, she discovered two more passions: conservation and education. She enrolled for the M.S. in Environmental Education at Southern Oregon University.




Joel Brumm, Assistant Monument Manager, BLM has held positions in government at the local, state and federal levels, including eight years with the National Park Service focused on GIS and natural resource management. He comes to the BLM and Southwest Oregon from Dinosaur National Monument on the Colorado/Utah border.

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Christine Beekman, Monument Interpretive Specialist, BLM has spent her career in public lands interpretation. Christine and her family were in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she was the Chief of Interpretation at Pecos National Historical Park. Prior, Christine was the Education Specialist for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, UT. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and is looking forward to many years of exploring this beautiful part of the country! 


Marty Peterson, Advisor, is a certified public accountant in Oregon and is a partner with Norris & Peterson LLC. He graduated from California State University Sacramento with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and began his accounting career with a large international firm in California. Marty enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, traveling and cycling.