Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of 4-12 unpaid volunteers elected by the members.
After retirement from an active career in fisheries and aquatic sciences within academia and governmental service, Christine moved to the Oregon Coast to become a full-time volunteer. She currently serves on numerous science advisory boards including: the Oregon Ocean Science Trust, Oregon Invasive Species Council, Oregon Sea Grant Advisory Council, and the Western Regional Panel Aquatic Nuisance Species. A strong advocate for the arts, she provides leadership for the Oregon Coast Music Association.
Todd retired from the US Forest Service, as a District Ranger after 26 years as a Fisheries Biologist and Wildland Firefighter. Todd is currently serving as the Policy Chair of Coos Bay Chapter Surfrider Foundation. He also works as a Human Resource Specialist (HRSP) on two Type 1 National Incident Management Teams on wildland fires. He plays rhythm guitar for Nice Vortex and a chicken wrangler at home. He is the past President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and President of the National Federal of Federal Employees Local 2057.
Jeanne retired from Bureau of Land Management as the Coos Bay District Noxious Weed Coordinator after 30 years in public service. In BLM she served in Oregon and Alaska including Invasive Species Specialist, Botanist, Wildlife Biologist, Post-Fire Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Specialist, Forestry Lead, Reindeer Grazing Coordinator and Rangeland Resources Specialist. She enjoys gardening, hiking, birding, ‘shrooming and making teddy bears. Jeanne is passionate about conservation and stewardship.
Ex Officio Member
Bree has served as Manager of South Slough Reserve since 2017. Prior to that she was the Reserve’s Research Coordinator and worked for over 15 years in academic, non-profit, and government positions related to coastal research and science education in Washington, Louisiana, South Carolina, Georgia, Maine, and Maryland. In addition to the FOSS Board, Bree serves on boards and advisory committees for multiple organizations including the Elakha Alliance, Coos Watershed Association, Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, and the Bureau of Land Management.
Photographer / Coordinator
John Bragg is a nature photographer, people wrangler, ex-journalist, and former Coastal Training Program Coordinator at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. John served on the steering committee of the Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) from 2010-2020 and Chair from 2012-2013. Curiosity about the workings of nature—and peoples’ efforts to change how nature works—prompted him to find work in fields where people can learn to use both harmoniously. John spends much of his time behind a camera, loves to travel and dip his toes in every waterbody he sees. John is a lifetime member of FOSS and has served on the Board of Directors since 2021.