Thank you to all who donated for hay for the farming family! COMMUNITY!!
Working to protect Oregon Natural Resource Industries:
President: Jen Hamaker
Vice President: Michael Carlson
Treasurer: Nancy Stout
Secretary: Tasha Webb
Megan Cozart, Jeff Leavy, Mark Cosby, Jesse Borough, and Darin Harbick
Jen is a 6th generation Oregonian well rooted in natural resource industries.
Jen grew up in Oregon on the native soil of the mighty Douglas fir, the main tree species her family's company grew and milled into lumber.
Jen's Dad's side has made their living on the sea for generations, from commercial fishing, tugging and providing fuel from their dock to fishermen.
She has sawdust and fish scales running through her blood.
For the past several years Jen has been deeply involved in this movement which supports and protects natural resource industry jobs, families, and communities.
Michael is a native Oregonian, having grown up all across the state of Oregon.
Having made a career out of manufacturing/production operations, he has witnessed first-hand the impact of poor policy at the federal and state levels through job losses and layoffs.
Realizing that there were many more likeminded people in Oregon than he thought, has inspired him to dig in and do more. So, he joined ONRI and is now Vice President of the Board.
Michael is a passionate supporter of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Second Amendment.
Tasha believes that people deserve a seat at the table, especially when it comes to bureaucracies who over-regulate without accountability. Fighting for our seat at the table is her biggest passion, and it's why she has spent 3 years on this board.
Tasha is known to step-up and step-in with relief and support after disasters.
She has secretly organized Christmas with all the fixin's, including an appearance from Santa, for families in need for years.
When you see Tasha coming, you know you're in good hands.
During her free time, she enjoys mining with family and friends. She is involved in several mining associations all over the State of Oregon.
Her goals are to educate and unite, so that we can defend our natural resource industries and help people understand and appreciate our way of life.
Nancy believes that God blessed each one of us with a set of skills and talents that should be used to fulfill our purpose in life.
Each of us has a responsibility to be an active participant to make a positive change within our sphere of influence.
She has been a Precinct Committee Person and has served as Treasurer for numerous political organizations including the ORP, Columbia County Republicans and numerous candidate campaigns.
Megan is a longtime supporter of the National FFA Organization and is locally involved with the Dayton FFA Alumni & Supporters.
Megan also serves as board treasurer for Heritage Christian School in Dayton.
Megan has been married to Chris for 20 years and they have three teenage boys.
They are commercial poultry growers and raise cattle, sheep and hay outside of Dayton, Oregon.
Dog Dad, Philanthropist, Founder and President of Pacific NW Fire Relief in 2020, Activist for OR 6, Trucker- Fuel Hauler, Entrepreneur.
Jesse's most cherished resource is TIME, it's the one resource we don't get back.
He chooses to spend his time with my family & friends, and loving, and helping people.
Leadership is a passion to Jesse. He enjoys inspiring and motivating people to be the best version of themselves, to take that leap of faith and jump. Then watch them grow. He considers it a gift to be a part of It.
Riding the Oregon wave since 1962.
Life is a learning curve and as a kid Oregon offered the best small community I could ever have grown up in.
Hunting, fishing, community and abundance of Natural Resources.
When you’re older and have seen so much destruction by people who mismanage natural and social science due to a lack of reason, you get involved. You don't have to have all the answers... but you must advocate for proven answers.
Today Oregon suffers unreasonable management.
ONRI people learn from Nature. Helping Nature enhances life for every living thing.
Being ONRI for Oregon is a good thing.
Jeff was born and raised in North Portland in the small neighborhood of Saint Johns, the tip of a peninsula between the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Born to a boilermaker and with a grandfather who worked at Linton Plywood he was destined to work in a trade. He chose logging after being a journeyman iron worker.
Jeff lives in Claskanie with his fiancé and two boys and drives a log truck for a family company he considers a part of his family.
He ignited a spark that grew like wildfire and became the most effective grassroots group in Oregon's history.
Since then he spends his time supporting his family, helping others and passionately advocating for our natural resource industries and the future of our state.
Remember we are a member driven organization and we are the "People's Voice".
The Board will remain focused on protecting, defending, and supporting, natural resource jobs, families, communities, and businesses while maintaining clear and open communication with our members and be transparent on all levels.
We usually meet on the first Friday of every month. Members are welcome to join our quarterly board meetings.
We plan to increase the number of events we attend this year.
ONRI will continue connecting people and groups all over the state.
ONRI’s Board of Directors are dedicated to learning about bills and policy that will impact our natural resources, and get that information out to The People. We will submit testimony and make sure our voices are heard. We need your help to make the most impact possible.
Our Board is available to discuss all things ONRI. Please reach out with any questions, concerns, ideas, or issues.
Currently, the issues we are focused on are BOEM’s proposed offshore wind factories, the Habitat Conservation Plan that will shut down 53% of our state forests for 70 years, and IP3 and similar Initiative Petitions hat outlaw hunting, fishing, rodent control, and making animal husbandry a criminal offense.
ONRI is a member driven 501c6 with the mission of protecting, defending, and supporting natural resource jobs, families, communities, and businesses.