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Board of Directors


Cynthia Nelson


Cynthia is a nurse and accomplished horsewoman who co-owns and operates a 720 cow-calf operation (on conserved land) near Chesaw.


John Rohrback

Vice President

John joined the OLT Board in 2016. He works as a fisheries biologist for the Colville Confederated Tribes. 


Patti Baumgardner


Patti joined the OLT board in 2012, after she retired from the Forest Service’s department of partnerships.


Allisa Carlson


Allisa joined our board in 2016. She works as a Wildlife Planner at the Okanogan Conservation District.


Gert Webster


Gert joined our board in 2016. She is a longtime resident of Okanogan County.


Margaret Hartzell


Margaret joined our board in 2016. She has a lifelong interest in natural resource management, having worked for two federal land management agencies for 31 years before retirement in 2014.


Noreen Olma


Noreen grew up as a farmer’s daughter and has been ranching in the Tonasket area since 1985.


Dale Swedberg


Dale worked for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for 40 years before retiring in 2016.