Mary Anne Cooper, Program Co-Chair, is the Vice President of Public Policy at the Oregon Farm Bureau. She works with state and federal agencies on water quality/supply, removal-fill, ESA, NEPA, Clean Water Act, land use and other natural resources issues.
Kirk B. Maag, Program Co-Chair, co-leads the Ag, Food & Timber Team at Stoel Rives LLP and is deeply rooted in Oregon’s natural resource industries. He represents timber companies, agribusinesses, and water suppliers in real property transactions and advises those clients on issues related to water rights, protected species, and solid waste.
Timothy J. Bernasek is a partner at Dunn Carney LLP. He focuses on agriculture and natural resources law, as well as administrative, real estate, employment, and business law. He leads the firm’s Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Team.
John A. Burr is a Program Manager with the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety Program. He is responsible for ensuring the Program complies with state & federal laws; and he represents the agency at local, state, and national meetings/seminars.
Tricia Chastain is the Vice President of Appraisal Services for Northwest Farm Credit Services. She earned a degree in Agriculture Business Management from Oregon State University and is a Certified General Appraiser in Oregon.
Christopher C. Criglow is a partner in Stoel Rives LLP’s Real Estate group, and a member of its Agribusiness, Food & Beverage team. He focuses his practice on real estate and business transactions and counseling.
Rocky Dallum is a partner with Tonkon Torp LLP in the Government Relations & Public Policy Practice Group. His practice includes strategic counsel and direct advocacy for corporate and nonprofit clients.
Brent J. Fetsch is the Oregon President at Northwest Farm Credit Services. He leads the Oregon Lending and Insurance team and serves as a member of the Management Executive Committee. He also leads the Oregon State University relationship team. Prior to this, Brent served as SVP of operations and CIO at the company’s headquarters office.
Lawson Fite is the General Counsel of the American Forest Resource Council. He has testified before Congress several times regarding reforms to forest management and environmental litigation and has written on topics including post-fire timber harvest and national monument designations.
Michael J. Gelardi is an attorney at Gelardi Law. He counsels on land use & natural resource issues, and he manages agricultural business and real estate transactions. He helped shape OR land use law regarding activities on farm/forest lands.
Sally Anderson Hansell is an attorney at Anderson Hansell PC and chair of the OR State Bar’s Agricultural Law Section. She focuses on agricultural & small business matters, real property transactions, as well as estate planning, trust administration, and probate.
Peter S. Hicks is a shareholder at Jordan Ramis PC. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on employment and commercial matters, including real estate and business disputes. He has represented local, regional, and national clients.
Elizabeth E. Howard is a shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC and heads its Real Estate, Land Use, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Dept. She focuses on water rights/quality and wetlands.
Laura Kerr is an environmental attorney at Stoel Rives LLP. She regularly advises on compliance issues, navigates permitting processes, manages environmental risks in transactions and resolves environmental disputes and enforcement actions.
Caroline Lobdell is Executive Director at Western Resources Legal Center and a Clinical Law Professor. Her practice is focused on agricultural law, administrative law, timber law, water law, mining law, public lands, environmental and natural resources law.
P. Andrew McStay, Jr. is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He tries cases in state and federal courts. His experience includes product liability, class actions, trade secret theft issues, business torts, and nonprofit governance disputes.
Benjamin J. Miller is an Assistant City Attorney at the City of Eugene, Oregon. He previously served as an AAG for the OR DOJ and an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law teaching a course on Land Trusts & Conservation Easements.
Stephanie A. Page is Director of the Natural Resources Program for the Oregon Department of Agriculture. She oversees ODA's agricultural water quality program, CAFO program, pesticides & fertilizer programs, and field burning program.
Brandy A. Sargent is a partner with K&L Gates LLP. She provides legal services to agribusiness clients, including producers, processors/handlers of agricultural products, agricultural cooperatives and lenders.
Terry L. Schmidt is a seasoned corporate counsel who serves as SVP/General Counsel for Northwest Farm Credit Services. He is responsible for management of legal operations relating to its $12B portfolio.
Andrea Selkregg, Principal with IdeaLegal, focuses on US and international Trademark prosecution, copyright registration, entertainment agreements, and commercial contract drafting/review. She counsels businesses in the food/restaurant industry.
Steven L. Shropshire is a shareholder at Jordan Ramis PC with over 20 years’ experience in natural resources & environmental law. He has repeatedly been recognized as one of Oregon’s top water lawyers.
Pete Swan has been with Northwest Farm Credit Services for over 13 years & currently serves as Vice President of Customer Solutions. He previously worked as Credit/Branch Manager & Senior Credit Officer.