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Anthony joined the OLCV team in early 2015 after serving as the Statewide GOTV Director for the Democratic Party of Oregon. Growing up in a military family, he had the opportunity to explore most of the United States, but was always drawn back to his Northwestern roots. His true passion is in grassroots organizing and and motivating others to use their voices to achieve change. When he isn’t working you’ll find Anthony snowboarding, running, or out on a trail exploring.
Robin joined OLCV's staff after serving as Development Director at Columbia Riverkeeper and as Development Associate at Environment Oregon. She started her career running field and fundraising offices for progressive causes and political campaigns. A native Northwesterner, Robin grew up in Seattle on the Puget Sound and has lived in Oregon for five years after a brief stint in Los Angeles. Robin got her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, and currently serves on the board of EarthShare Oregon and Oregon Environmental Council's Emerging Leaders Board. She was inspired to work on environmental issues by her grandmother Helen Engle, a longtime environmental advocate, organizer, and general muckraker. Her perfect day consists of a kayak, a river, and a local IPA.
Dave joined OLCV in the fall of 2014. Though always agitating, he fell in love with professional organizing during Nevada’s 2010 Harry Reid reelection campaign. He’s since worked for campaigns, non-profits, and competitive ballot-measures, constantly looking to build quality volunteer experiences and expand grassroots power for progressive causes. He’s truly inspired by people who volunteer their (often limited) free time to make the world a better place.
As a native of Portland and an active member of the community, Adam has experienced and shared in the joy of Oregon’s natural beauty, Portland’s vibrant culture, and the importance of community engagement.
In Oregon, Adam encouraged healthy communities by volunteering as an EMT, teaching outdoor education to youth, and working on legislative policy issues in the Oregon State Legislature. In Washington, D.C. Adam engaged in transportation, energy and community issues through his work at Transportation for America, The National Complete Streets Coalition, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and with America Walks.
In 2014, Adam ran across the United States to search for ways to connect individuals, support communities and encourage improvements to our public systems by speaking with over 100 education, business, and local governance community leaders.
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.
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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.
Mallory joined OLCV after a string of nonprofit internships (and a brief foray into the retail world). She grew up in NE Portland and, except for four years spent earning her degrees at the University of Oregon, has been there ever since. Mallory graduated from the U. of O. with a degree in Sociology and a degree in English. After doing communications for the Charlie Hales for Portland Mayor Campaign and the Center for Innovative School Facilities, Mallory knew she wanted to focus on nonprofit communication work. In her free time you'll find her cheering on the Ducks, Blazers, and Timbers, hiking in the gorge with her dog, or wandering around Alberta Street in search of the perfect local beer.
Lindsey joined OLCV as Political Director in July 2014. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Lindsey got her start on political campaigns as part of the field team for US Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici’s primary election in 2011. Just prior to joining team OLCV, she served as campaign manager for one of OLCV’s continuing champions, Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey. She has spent most of her life in Oregon, enjoying the beautiful landscapes that our state has to offer – those along the Oregon Coast in particular. Given any spare time, Lindsey will be running the trails around Portland, catching up with friends, escaping to the Oregon Coast, adventuring at home or abroad, and generally finding any reason to be outside.
External Affairs Director
Christy Splitt comes to OLCV as our External Affairs Director after serving as Legislative Director 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.
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The solemn expression on her young face, gazing out over the vast ocean before her, speaks volumes to me. This experience must be protected and provided for all generations to come.
Karen Erickson, Chayse's grandmother