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Staff Members


Jerry DeBacker

Executive Director

Jerry began serving as Executive Director of OLT in late May 2016.  He brings a wealth of land trust experience to OLT, having worked for the Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust (ID) and Whatcom Land Trust (WA).  He was the founding executive director of Prickly Pear Land Trust in Helena, Montana. 


(509) 557-6306


Bryan Cook

Operations Manager

Bryan handles all our vitals-- bookkeeping, record keeping, HR and more. Once upon a time, he hitchhiked around Japan in search of great pancakes... Read more >>

(509) 557-6306