Deb Schallert, Chair
Deb Schallert joined Portland General Electric (PGE) in 1995, bringing to PGE 14 years of experience in parks and recreation management and administration with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). At OPRD, Schallert worked with the Governor's Office of Natural Resources, the Oregon Economic Development Department, and the 1987 Oregon State Legislature, and also served as a park ranger and manager. Schallert now serves as the permitting manager for PGE's proposed Cascade Crossing Transmission Project and manages licensing issues associated with lands, aesthetics and cultural resources/historic preservation.
Mary Gallagher has 20 years experience in identifying and documenting Oregon’s cultural resources. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Master‘s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Integrating course work in the fields of archaeology, architectural history, and history, Ms. Gallagher worked as a consultant, Historic Resource Specialist for the Linn County Planning Department, and Adjunct Professor in the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Oregon. Ms. Gallagher lives in Corvallis and currently is the Collections Manager for the Benton County Historical Society & Museum in Philomath.
Donald Peting is a professor emeritus and former Associate Dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts. He was Director of the Masters Program in Historic Preservation until his retirement in 2002. A native of Chicago, he was educated in architectural engineering at the University of Illinois and earned a Master’s degree in architectural design from the University of California at Berkeley. After joining the faculty at the U of O, he pursued a special interest in historic building technology. He was a founder of the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School, which began in 1995. In 2005, the National Council for Preservation Education honored his educational career with their James Marston Fitch lifetime achievement award.
Stephen Dow Beckham
Stephen Dow Beckham is Pamplin Professor of History, Emeritus, Lewis & Clark College. Prof.
Beckham taught courses for forty-two years on the American West, Native Americans, environmental history, and the Pacific Northwest. He is a former Oregon Professor of the Year, recipient of the American Historical Association's distinguished award, former member of the Board of Advisers of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and was a founding board member of the Historic Preservation League of Oregon (Restore Oregon). He has researched and written the exhibits at the Oregon Trail Center, Baker City; Gorge Discovery Center/Wasco County Museum, The Dalles; "Oregon My Oregon" and "Oregon Voices" at the Oregon Historical Society, and other exhibits from the Library of Congress to the master plan for the Hong Kong Museum of History.
Mark Tveskov is a professor of Anthropology at Southern Oregon University and is the Director of the SOU Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA), which he founded in 1998. A native of Connecticut, Tveskov has conducted historical and archaeological research in Oregon since 1993. His research interests include prehistoric and historic era archaeology, cultural ecology, identity, colonialism, public archaeology, and cultural resource management. Most recently, Tveskov has been researching the archaeology of the Rogue River Wars of the 1850s, which has included work at the U.S. Army's Fort Lane, and the discovery of the location of the Battle of Hungry Hill, the site of one of the largest battles of the Indian Wars of the Pacific Northwest.
Julie has worked for more than 25 years in the field of historic preservation. She received her Masters degree from the University of Utah, worked as the National Register coordinator for the states of Utah and Oregon, preservation planner for the city of Salem, cultural resources specialist for ODOT, and as a cultural resources consultant throughout the intermountain and northwest regions. Most recently, Julie worked as the Oregon State Parks Historian, researching OPRD’s historic assets and assisting project managers in exploring options to minimize impacts to heritage park resources. She and her husband, Rick, now live at Fishhawk Lake in Clatsop County.