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OWEB Board Members

Voting Member Locations

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​​ Randy Labbe, PortlandJason Robison, RoseburgEd Armstrong, HeboGary Marshall, HinesWill Neuhauser, Yamhill Doug Krahmer, St. PaulBob Webber, Port OrfordDan Thorndike, AshlandJohn Roberts, JacksonvilleKarl Wenner, Klamath FallsImage Map 

Voting Members

Bob Webber
Fish and Wildlife Commission member

Public member

Board of Forestry member 

Public member

Laura Masterson
Board of Agriculture member 

Jason Robison
Tribal representative

Water Resources Commission

Gary Marshall
Public member

Ed Armstrong
Environmental Quality Commission member

Randy Labbe 
Public at Large, Co-Chair

Will Neuhauser 
Public member, Co-Chair

Non-Voting Members

(See short profiles below.) 
Representative of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Debbie Hollen 
Representative of U.S. Forest Service

Kathy Stangl 
Representative of U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Ron Alvarado 
Representative of Natural Resources Conservation Service

Rosemary Furfey 
Representative of NOAA Fisheries (NMFS)

Dr. Stephen Brandt 
Representative of OSU Extension Administration

Voting Member Profiles

Bob Webber, Port Orford
Fish and Wildlife Commission Representative 
Bob grew up in Tigard and attended Linfield College and Willamette University Law School. He and his wife Suzanne live on the Elk River outside of Port Orford. They have three daughters and five grandchildren. Bob is a partner in the law firm of Black, Chapman, Webber, and Stevens in Medford and works part-time on the South Coast. An avid hunter and angler, for many years he has been a board member and past chairman of the 11,000-member Oregon Hunters Association. He also volunteers as a special prosecutor handling wildlife-related cases for the Curry County District Attorney's Office.  

Laura Masterson, Portland
Board of Agriculture Representative
Laura Masterson received her B.S. in cellular biology from Reed College and is now a widely respected organic vegetable farmer. She manages farms in East Multnomah, Clackamas, and Yamhill counties for a community supported agriculture (CSA) operation that feeds over 200 families year-round. She advocates on behalf of sustainable agriculture by serving on a variety of committees and citizen advisory groups, and on the Oregon State Board of Agriculture. Using a variety of innovative and re-discovered farming techniques and implements such as electric tractor, team of horses, rotational grazing, beneficial insect conservation, and cover cropping, Laura is a much-sought-after speaker and local expert. Working directly with others involved in CSA and with the restaurants that buy her produce, Masterson hopes to bridge the urban-rural gap through mutual understanding and appreciation.

Jason Robison, Roseburg 
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Representative
Jason Robison serves in Roseburg as the Natural Resources Director at the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and as a managing partner of an environmental consulting firm, Northwest Resource Solutions, LLC. Jason received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Oregon State University and has been involved in tribal environmental programs for many years. His natural resource experience includes fisheries, wildlife, environmental, cultural resource, and forest management, east and west of the Cascade Mountains. He is familiar with land acquisition processes and has participated in multiple basin-wide collaborative aquatic restoration processes in the Coquille, Umpqua, and Rogue River Basins. Jason has extensive policy knowledge and experience, including third party certification of tribal lands and federal policy such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA). He has developed intergovernmental agreements among tribes; local, state, and federal agencies; and private organizations. His work, vision, and dedication to tribal forestry resulted in his being awarded the 2012 Intertribal Timber Council’s National Earle Wilcox Memorial Individual Achievement Award for the Northwest. Jason’s free time is spent hunting, fishing, camping, and mountain biking with his family.

Gary Marshall, Hines
Public at Large
Gary was born in Grants Pass Oregon, but was raised and currently lives in Eastern Oregon. Throughout the years, Gary has voluntarily served on many local community boards and committees. He currently serves as chair of the High Desert Partnership, a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to improving the ecological, social, and economic health of southeastern Oregon. Having developed a love and respect for nature and a passion for business early in life, he was determined to pursue a career in agriculture, which would keep him close to the land. Gary and his wife Georgia, who have been married for 47 years, raised their family and continue to operate a successful, organically certified cattle ranch on the native meadows and vast high desert of Harney County.  

Ed Armstrong, Hebo 
Environmental Quality Commission Representative
Ed Armstrong has lived in Oregon for nearly six decades. He grew up in Washington County and served many years in the education field. He received a B.S. degree in biology from Portland State University. He has served as a high school teacher, director of an alternative education program, curriculum director, grant writer, and CEO of a national water treatment company. Armstrong has served on numerous boards and councils, and has been involved with watershed restoration projects with students over the years. His work has been recognized and received awards statewide and nationally.

Randy Labbe, Co-Chair, Portland 
Public at Large
Randy has numerous business interests on both the east and west sides of Oregon and along the west coast. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Kerr Pacific Corp., one of Oregon’s largest private companies with roots going back to 1892 when his family started exporting Pacific Northwest wheat around Cape Horn to Europe. Randy has an impressive resume of community volunteerism and has served on the boards of a number of organizations, many with a conservation focus, including the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, The Freshwater Trust and the Oregon Water Trust.

Will Neuhauser, Co-Chair, Yamhill 
Public at Large 
Will Neuhauser has been a computer software professional, entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Oregon, serving on multiple corporate boards. He has also served or chaired non-profit boards in the healthcare, environment and education sectors. He lives in Yamhill County with his family and is a graduate of Reed College. Will has long-standing interests in creative ways of maintaining and restoring Oregon’s waterways and lands, especially in ways that help local economies and that provide ways for people to see and appreciate them. He was one of the founding members of Yamhill Partners for Land and Water which works to improve the understanding and reach of conservation in Yamhill County, where he lives. The Partners work to identify areas and projects that have the greatest overlap so conservation investments in the county can become more strategic. He has significant conservation experience in Oregon, serving on the boards of The Nature Conservancy and The Freshwater Trust. 

Non-voting Member Profiles

Alan Henning, Eugene
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Representative
Alan is assigned to the Office of Ecosystems, Tribal and Public Affairs for Region 10, US Environmental Protection Agency. He is co-located with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in Eugene, Oregon. Alan has a B.S. Degree in Environmental Health from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.  He began his career as a Sanitarian with the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, St. Johns, Michigan. In 1980 he received a commission in the US Public Health Service and worked on environmental health issues in Colorado, American Samoa and Washington. In 1988 he was assigned to Region 10 EPA and worked in the drinking water program and the TMDL program until 2000 when he was transferred to his current position in Eugene. Alan is married and has two sons. He is an outdoors enthusiast who loves hunting, fishing and skiing. 

Debbie Hollen, Portland
U.S. Forest Service Representative
Debbie is the current Assistant Director for Natural Resources (Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Range, Soils & Botany) Pacific Northwest Region, US Forest Service.  She grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and attended Humboldt State University in Northern California where she earned a bachelor’s degree in freshwater fisheries management. She has worked for three different Federal Agencies (Forest Service, Bonneville Power Administration and Bureau of Land Management) over the course of her 22-year career. Her broad multi-agency work history gives her expertise in Federal land management planning and policy development.

Kathy Stangl, Portland 
U.S. Bureau of Land Management 
With a bachelor’s degree in biology, Kathy applied her education as a fisheries extension agent in the Central African Republic with the Peace Corps. She then began her federal service career with the BLM Cottonwood Field Office in Idaho as a fisheries biologist, preparing biological assessments and conducting field studies. Over the next decade, Kathy moved into leadership positions in Burley, Idaho, and Susanville and Arcata, California. She served as the national Greater Sage-Grouse project manager, where she led the team effort to complete 15 Environmental Impact Statements and amend nearly 100 land use plans.  Kathy was BLM’s district manager in Eugene for two years prior to her current appointment as Deputy State Director for the Division of Resource Planning, Use, and Protection.​

Ron Alvarado, Portland
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Ron Alvarado, a 21-year veteran of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has served as the Oregon State Conservationist since December of 2008. Prior to this current position, he served as the NRCS State Conservationist for New York. Ron began his NRCS career as a student trainee while attending New Mexico State University. During this time, he worked in several NRCS field offices throughout the state and spent a short time in the New Mexico State Office. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture/Agronomy and a minor in Soil Science in 1994, college, he went on to hold various positions with the agency. Ron’s extensive work experience brings Oregon’s communities and landowners a solid background of technical excellence, strategic conservation planning, and innovative leadership. Ron was born and raised on a small farm north of Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he and his family raised pecans, alfalfa, and various vegetables, particularly red and green chilies for the farmers market.

Rosemary Furfey, Portland 
National Marine Fisheries Service Representative 
Rosemary Furfey is the Salmon Recovery Coordinator for the Interior Columbia Basin Office, National Marine Fisheries Service. She has worked on Oregon Coast coho recovery, and has produced recovery plans for Endangered Species Act listed salmon and steelhead throughout the Pacific Northwest including: Middle Columbia River steelhead, Lake Ozette sockeye and Snake River sockeye salmon. She has a biology degree from Kenyon College and a master's degree in environmental studies from Yale University. She enjoys backpacking, river rafting and cycling with her family.

Dr. Stephen Brandt, Corvallis 
OSU Extension Administration Representative
Steve is a tenured Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. He holds Masters and Doctoral Degrees in ‘Limnology and Oceanography’ from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He specializes in fish ecology and management of marine and freshwater ecosystems and has produced over 100 scientific publications and given 250 scientific presentations on systems ranging from small lakes, to the Great Lakes, to estuaries to the open ocean. As part of the Federal Senior Executive Service he directed the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory for 12 years and earned the Presidents Meritorious Rank Award. Previously he has held tenured faculty positions in Maryland at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and in New York (Buffalo, Syracuse) and spent 5 years in Australia working on Deep-Sea Biology. More recently he has directed the Oregon Sea Grant Program and served as a member of the Oregon’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) where he chaired the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC).


OWEB Assistant to Executive Director and Board 
Darika Barnes
(503) 986-0181