Council Staff


Jared Weybright, Executive Director, jared@mckenziewc.org

Jared Weybright

 

Jared has worked collaboratively with private and public landowners on a variety of restoration, monitoring, and education projects for over ten years with the Council. He has been working with local students since 2004 on a variety of field-based learning projects including water quality monitoring, aquatic habitat inventories, macroinvertebrate sampling and analysis, and riparian restoration and monitoring efforts. During that time, he worked closely with partners to develop an education program which was directly integrated with the Council’s restoration program. In addition, Jared worked with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for 7 years on a wide range of projects including snorkel and spawning surveys, aquatic habitat inventories, and coordinating STEP volunteer and education initiatives in the Upper Willamette Region.

 

Jennifer Weber, Project Coordinator, jennifer@mckenziewc.org

Jennifer Weber at Daishin-in temple in the Myoshin-ji temple complex, Kyoto, Japan 2011

Jennifer has a bachelor of landscape architecture degree, focusing on ecological design from the University of Oregon. She works with private and public landowners on collaborative restoration, monitoring, and education projects. She has worked with local students on a variety of field-based and hands-on learning projects with students involved in STEM education, native plant restoration, nursery activities, water quality monitoring and aquatic habitat inventories since 2008. In addition, she has worked extensively with GIS for 8 years. In partnership with the Salmon Stewards of Lane County, she coordinated the Eugene-Springfield Salmon Watch Program for three years, reaching over 1,000 students annually. Jennifer currently coordinates Council restoration and enhancement project, as well as grant, foundation, and private donation funding development. She works closely with the Restoration and Education Director to accomplish the Council’s goals.

 

Justin Demeter, Education Coordinator, justin@mckenziewc.org

Staff member, Justin Demeter, holding a baby goat at Berggren Demonstration Farm

 

Justin has a bachelor of landscape architecture from the University of Oregon, where he also completed a minor specialization in historic preservation and art. He has worked with the National Park Service (2011) as a cultural landscape inventory and survey intern and as a landscape designer at a local engineering, building design, and land surveying company during 2013-2014. As a volunteer educator with Salmon Watch for the previous three years, Mr. Demeter has developed excellent community relationships with program stakeholders and volunteers. Justin has been working with students on field-based education projects for the Council since January 2015.

 

Amanda Gilbert, Operations and Development Director, amanda@mckenziewc.org

Amanda has worked with a variety of local watershed councils for over ten years. During that time, she has provided superior grant and organizational accounting, administrative support and managed the Council’s outreach efforts.

 

Chase Antonovich, Operations Assistant, chase@mckenziewc.org

Chase has a bachelor of science in environmental studies from the University of Oregon. Prior to starting as the Operations Assistant, Chase assisted with office operations for a local green retail business. Additionally, he interned with the Council as a Salmon Watch assistant during the 2016 and volunteered on field trips during the 2017 season. When he isn’t helping with Council Operations, he enjoys boating and angling on the McKenzie River.

 

Larry Six, Special Assignments, larry@mckenziewc.org

Larry worked for the Council as its Executive Director for 10 years before retiring in September 2017. He continues to work on a variety of special projects for the Council.