Our Board Members

NERI Board Members, Officers and Term Expiration Dates

The Northwest Ecological Research Institute is entirely a volunteer organization. It has no employees and it does not pay the members of its Board of Directors. Its projects are carried out by independent contractors and volunteers.

Mirth Walker, President                                                                November, 2022        Senior Wetland Scientist, SWCA Environmental Consultants

Teresa DeLorenzo, Vice President / Treasurer                          November, 2021 Independent wildlife consultant

Charlotte Corkran, Vice President / Secretary                           November, 2022 Naturalist, retired wildlife consultant

Michelle Devlaeminck, Co-Social Media Manager                    November, 2021 Student, Washington State University at Vancouver

Laura Guderyahn, Co-Social Media Manager                           November, 2021            City Nature Ecologist, Portland Parks and Recreation Department

Ashley Smithers, Outreach and Events Coordinator                November, 2023 Resource Specialist, Clark Conservation District

Emilie Blevins                                                                                  November, 2022        Senior Conservation Biologist, The Xerces Society

Eric Butler                                                                                         November, 2023 Freelance ecologist

Paul Dickinson                                                                                  November, 2023 Science teacher, retired

Honorary Lifetime Board Member:    Donna Lusthoff, Naturalist