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Dustin joined the OLCV team in September 2013 after having participated in the Bus Project’s Politicorps fellowship, an intense summer-long program geared toward preparing leaders for careers in public service. Newly degree-minted, Dustin recently graduated in May 2013 from Willamette University where he studied economics and politics. Throughout his college career Dustin has involved himself in varying political spheres, from interning with Senator Alan Bates (D – Ashland) in the legislature to campaigning for Governor John Kitzhaber in 2010. He’s also observed first-hand the machinations of state while interning with the Legislative Revenue Office. When he’s not building an army of enviros, you’ll probably catch him out for a run, reading at Powell’s or simply exploring and appreciating life’s nuances.
Michaela joined the OLCV staff in July 2012. Most recently she graduated from Willamette University with a B.A. in Politics. Michaela has participated in several areas of Oregon politics, including the campaigns of John Kroger Jefferson Smith, as well as an intern for Representative Ben Cannon during the 2009 legislative session. Michaela is a Portland native and grew up in the Southeast neighborhood.
Phone: 503-224-4011 x 207
Heather came to OLCV in July 2013 after serving as the Development Director for the Democratic Party of Oregon, Ballet Idaho and the Idaho Democratic Party having first dabbled in fundraising during Walt Minnick's successful bid for Congress in 2008. Her first real gig in politics though, was door knocking for her Dad's campaigns for the Idaho legislature.
She grew up in Idaho and moved to Oregon in 2012 with her two children, Penelope, 4 & Finnegan, 6. She has a BA in English, Literature from Boise State University, and is an avid and voracious reader. She enjoys exploring the many wonders of Oregon's outdoors, be it on a trail or at the beach.
Andy Maggi came to OLCV in late 2008, after managing the legislative races of Rep. Brad Witt, Rep. Tobias Read, and Linda Brown. Andy also worked for Congressman Earl Blumenauer on transportation and infrastructure policy. Andy has a degree in Environmental Ethics and Policy from the University of Portland and while there led students in the first sustainability audit at the University. When Andy is not working he is probably hiking, camping, listening to his record collection, or playing his guitar.
Phone: 503-224-4011 x 212
Doug joined the OLCV staff in December 2011 after more than eight years on Capitol Hill, where he held senior positions with two Members of Congress, including serving as Chief of Staff for former Representative Jim Marshall.
Doug has an extensive background in electoral politics ranging from grassroots organizing to managing multi-million dollar campaigns. He’s worked on both statewide and congressional levels and has won several competitive races. In 2006, Doug’s management of Representative Jim Marshall’s campaign won praise from the Washington Post’s political column, “The Fix”, which called the campaign one of the ten best incumbent campaigns of the cycle.
Originally from Northwest Indiana, Doug’s interest in conservation began at a young age while swimming near the steel mills along the Lake Michigan shore. He is a voracious reader and also enjoys hiking, rafting, and spending time outdoors.
Phone: 503-224-4011 x 211
Derek joined the OLCV staff in November 2013, after working in development at the Democratic Party of Oregon. Derek has worked for organizations in Africa, Europe, and on both coasts of the US, including One Laptop Per Child and Legacy International. As a journalist, he has written for sites such as Global Post and New Roots News on an amalgam of topics, including local government, dog tracks, beach trash, garage rock, African dive bars, and community projects. In his free time, Derek enjoys traveling, sports, and trying to be a cultural polymath.
Central Oregon Regional Director
Nikki joined the OLCV staff in November 2011. Prior to working as OLCV’s Central Oregon Regional Director she was a Sustainability Advocate at The Environmental Center, in Bend, where she managed The Green Spot's online and print directories, organized monthly Green Drinks events, facilitated elections education, and led the nominations and selection process for the annual Sustainability Awards. Nikki received a BA from Oregon State University in 2005. She enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, bicycles, dancing, playing in the snow and backpacking with her pooch.
External Affairs Director
Christy Splitt comes to OLCV as our External Affairs Director after serving as Legislative Director and then Acting Chief-of-Staff to Co-Speaker of the House Arnie Roblan (D - Coos Bay). She grew up in Chicago and Northern California before graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in History. She then earned her Master’s degree in Education and became a high school civics teacher. After three years in the classroom, she decided to experience civics first hand by working in Oregon politics. After getting her start at the Bus Project, Christy served as chief legislative aide to State Rep. Ben Cannon (D – Portland) from 2007 to 2011 and helped launch Jefferson Smith’s race for Mayor of Portland. In her spare time, she coaches Lincoln High School's National Champion Constitution Team and spends as much time as possible exploring Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Phone: 503-224-4011 x 201
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