The Coquille Watershed Association staff and Board of Operating Officers
Program Manager Caleb Mentzer – Caleb grew up on Lake Creek in the Siuslaw Watershed, and before joining the Coquille Watershed Association he spent over 5 years leading a habitat restoration crew for Habitat Contracting based in Eugene, and headed successful outreach projects for the Siuslaw Watershed Council. Caleb graduated from the University of Oregon in 2009 with a B.S. in Biology, with upper division coursework in Limnology from accredited Professor Emeritus Richard Castenholz. Caleb loves rafting and drift boating and guided rafting trips on the Upper McKenzie for McKenzie River Adventures. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and climbing trees, and he’s really excited about joining the CWA!
Coordinator Melaney Dunne – Before joining the Coquille Watershed Association, Melaney has worked on a variety of watershed restoration projects ranging from lakes in Minnesota to streams in Washington. She has also served as an outdoor educator, leading groups on canoeing and kayaking trips in Florida and the Great Lakes region. Originally from Chicago, Melaney studied Biology and Environmental Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Currently, Melaney is finishing her master’s thesis on lake restoration and aquatic plant management and will graduate from the University of Minnesota. In her spare time you will likely find Melaney out running, camping, canoeing, or in her hammock.
Director Kelly Miles – Kelly joined the CWA in 2009 after working in research and education at the University of Oregon, the University of Chicago and the National Science Teachers Association. Kelly is a Commissioner for the Port of Bandon, Chair of the Region 4 OWEB Small Grant Team and member of the Siskiyou (OR) Resource Advisory Committee. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Joey, and their 2 dogs, Gravi & Mu. She likes to travel as much as possible, and is a fan of the University of Utah football team and the Chicago Blackhawks.
2017 Coquille Watershed Association Board of Operating Officers
|Julie Huff (Middle Fork/Education & Outreach)
|Ernie Newton (City of Myrtle Point/Community Relations)
|Pat Quinn (Camas Valley-Middle Fork/Natural Resource Management)
|Tom Hoesly (Forestry & Business Relations)
|Tom Jefferson (Resource Conservation)
|Helena Linnell (Coquille Indian Tribe/Historical Preservation)