Bradford McKeown, Vice President

Bradford McKeown is proud to be among the 6th generation of his family to grow up on the Southern Oregon Coast. Bradford joined Morgan Stanley in 2018. Prior to that he worked as a sustainability consultant, primarily working with utilities and state & local governments to design and deliver energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.…

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Kristopher Murphy, Secretary

Kristopher Murphy represents the Coquille Indian Tribe’s Natural Resource Department. Growing up in the tribe taught him about having respect and honor for nature and tradition. After completing an ecological engineering degree at OSU in 2017, Kristopher jumped on the opportunity to work for his tribe as a way of returning the valuable lessons and…

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Jeff Messerle, President

Jeff Messerle is one of many Messerles to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors since the organization’s inception in 1993. Dave Messerle took over for his brother Don in 2000, and Jeff took over for his father, Dave. The Messerles are a fifth-generation local family and major private landowners in Coos County. Their company,…

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Elise Hamner, Treasurer

Elise Hamner has served on the Coos Watershed Association board since 2010. She is the Dean of Resource Development/College Foundation at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. Prior to this position, she was the Communications and Community Affairs Manager at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. Elise also worked for 22 years as…

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Bree Yednock, Past President

Bree Yednock became the Reserve Manager at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in 2017. Prior to that she was the Reserve’s Lead Scientist and Research Coordinator since 2014. She received her PhD in Biology from the University of Louisiana in 2013, her Master of Science degree in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies in…

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