Dr. Astrid Scholz, President of Ecotrust, is an ecological economist by training, and received her Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley. Astrid has worked with Ecotrust for 11 years, serving as Executive Vice President in 2012. She previously served as Vice President for the organizationís Knowledge Systems program, managing a variety of initiatives involving Ecotrust's analytical capacities, including pioneering work in developing innovative, collaborative, award-winning tools and approaches to improve environmental and economic decision-making.
Astrid is an affiliate faculty member of Oregon State University, and is the co-editor of a book on integrated geographic information systems, Place Matters. She serves on the boards of Habitat Media, Comunidad Y Biodiversidad (Mexico), and the Living Oceans Society (Canada). Scholz holds an M.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews, an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Bristol.
Vice President, Fisheries
Ed Backus holds an MFS from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He worked for eight years at The Nature Conservancy International and at Conservation International before moving to Oregon in 1993. He was the president and co-founder of Interrain Pacific, a non-profit organization leading the development of public access to geographic information systems (GIS), which has since been integrated into the work of Ecotrust Knowledge Systems. Ed is chair of the board of the Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova, Alaska.
Vice President, Development
Nancy Bales has over fifteen years of professional and volunteer fundraising experience and over twenty-five years management experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. She has spent time living abroad in Australia, Ireland, and France working, hiking, and traveling. She serves on the board of Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center.
Vice President, Forests and Ecosystem Services
Brent Davies oversees the management of the Forests, Watershed Restoration, and Ecosystem Services initiatives. Brent has spent the last two decades working with tribes, local and regional nonprofits, private landowners, businesses, and government agencies to develop and implement innovative conservation and economic development strategies. Some of her recent work focuses on implementing the goals of the Whole Watershed Restoration Initiative, evaluating the production of ecosystem services in the greater Portland area, and developing a conservation prioritization tool for the Pacific Northwest. She is also co-leading the development of a user-friendly, web-based forest management tool that will help landowners and natural resource managers visualize how changes in management practices affect the production of timber and other ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration, and how these changes can affect revenue. Prior to joining Ecotrust, Brent was the executive director of a coastal watershed restoration and learning center. She also worked in a rural village in Costa Rica where she taught a group of women how to raise and sell butterflies. Brent received a Master of Science degree from the University of Washingtonís College of Forest Resources and plays an active role in the management of her familyís forestland.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Adam Lane earned his MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in mathematics and economics from Pomona College. Prior to Ecotrust, Adam served as a senior manager of finance integration for the Intel Corporation, working with Intel-acquired companies to insure integration of business systems, financial processes and staffing. He serves on the boards of Celilo Group Media and the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center.
Vice President, Knowledge Systems, E3 Network
Kristen Sheeran Ph.D. is an economist focused on conservation, economic development, and social equity. She has published numerous scholarly and popular articles and books, particularly on the subject of climate change. She is one of the co-founders and director of Economics for Equity and Environment Network (E3), a national network of applied economists developing new and better arguments for protecting people and the planet. Kristen left a tenured academic position six years ago seeking opportunities in the nonprofit sector for more direct impact on vulnerable communities and ecosystems.
Bettina von Hagen
CEO, Ecotrust Forest Management
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