Laura Guderyahn | PRESIDENT
Originally from Chicago, Laura Guderyahn moved to Portland in 2006 to serve as a Northwest Service Academy AmeriCorps member for the City of Gresham. After working on staff for Gresham’s Natural Resources Program as their Watershed Restoration Coordinator for 8yrs, she now works with the City of Portland's City Nature East program as a Natural Resources Ecologist. In this position, she manages natural resource projects in a variety of habitats throughout Portland Parks and Recreation natural areas. She collaborates with technicians, planners, scientists, engineers, permit authorities, contractors, community volunteers and non-profit organizations to develop and implement natural resource management strategies and solutions. Laura has a BA in Biology from Augustana College in Illinois and a Master’s degree in Conservation from Ball State University in Indiana.
Clair Raujol | Secretary
Clair Raujol is a Portland native and former Northwest Service Academy AmeriCorps member. She currently works for Volunteers of America Oregon as a Certified Prevention Specialist. In this position she works to enhance community engagement and strengthen families by offering pro-social programming for youth of all ages. She also supervises the Kids at Home in the Wild program, which provides youth exposure to the natural world around them. Clair has a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from Warner Pacific College. During her spare time, Clair loves reading, traveling, and spending time on her husband’s family farm.
SA Anders | Treasurer
SA Anders is a non-profit director and native Tennessean; she transplanted to Oregon in 2008. She joined the Citizens' Utility Board of Oregon in 2009, and has been focused on the development of new programs and projects for the CUB. SA received her BA in the humanities from Berea College in Kentucky, and her MA in philosophy from the University of York in York, England. SA has traveled throughout the world, and has devoted her efforts to volunteerism and service throughout her life. In her spare time, she serves as a board member with the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, as well as the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative. She's always hunting for the next good book, and can be found hanging out with her dog, Rookie.
Matt Honoré is a current Masters of Public Administration candidate and friend, fan, and supporter of the Oregon nonprofit community. Matt also believes in the power of national service; he served as an AmeriCorps member in Massachusetts, a VISTA in Eugene, and subsequently worked as AmeriCorps staff at Northwest Youth Corps and Oregon State Service Corps. When not stuffing his brain with Public Administration facts, Matt nerds his time away by listening to podcasts, reading fantasy literature, and watching baseball.
Michael has spent much of the past 18 years working in outdoor education, including more than 150 days in the backcountry leading conservation and trail projects with high school students for the Student Conservation Association; working as an instructor and program director for Mt. Hood Community College’s academic Wilderness Leadership program; and wandering remote parts of the Central Oregon desert leading at-risk and adjudicated youth on extended therapeutic wilderness expeditions. Since 2007, he has been running the Project YESS Youth Conservation Corps (PYYCC) program-- a work skills, life skills, and youth development organization based out of MHCC. The PYYCC offers paid work experiences, outdoor exploration, one-on-one advising, and full wrap-around support services to low-income, highly barriered youth from East Multnomah County. Outside work he can be found on outdoor adventures with his family and searching for a remote plot of land where he can build a cabin and live out his Thoreau-vian dreams of unplugging and living “deliberately” on the land.
Neil Schulman is one of the founders of Confluence Environmental Center. He has over two decades of environmental work in the Pacific Northwest, spanning leadership development, capacity building, outreach, education, policy and politics for both nonprofit and public entities He was the Northwest Service Academy’s Training Coordinator, as well as a trainer for the Ford Institute Leadership Development Program and Outreach Coordinator for SOLV. He is currently a writer and photographer and is the Chair of the Oregon League of Conservation Voters’ Multnomah County Steering Committee.