Beth Krisko, Director
Beth came to FTF after years of experience as naturalist, program manager, and director of environmental and outdoor education programs. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Miami University, with an emphasis in Forest Ecology, and a science teacher credential from Antioch University. In 2010, Beth was awarded a fellowship with the National Audubon Society’s Together Green program, which recognizes and trains leaders in conservation. Beth oversees the administration of the organization, leads strategic planning, and coordinates the forestry education programs. She is passionate about the work of the organization, specifically, bringing awareness to the human-environment connection, and teaching people about their natural resources.
Lindsay Reaves, Educator
Lindsay owns The Bauman Tree Farm, with her husband Tom Bauman. She became involved with FTF in 2007 when use of the tree farm was donated for education. Lindsay first served on the board, and then transitioned into part-time employment to assist the programs as they grew. Lindsay is a 4th generation Oregonian, and owns land in Ashland, which her great-grandparents homesteaded. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s in Health Education and minor in Biology, and from Portland State with a Master’s in Social Work. Lindsay is a natural educator and her creativity supports the organization in developing engaging programs for audiences of all ages.
“I strive to bring a personalization to my work and share with the public the various ways which forests are managed; the benefits, complexities and challenges that forest landowners face in actively managing a working forest for timber production and resources protection. As a steward of the forest, I truly enjoy helping folks of all ages understand, appreciate and enjoy the trees, wildlife, and resources that our west side forest provide. I can truly state, that at the end of every educational program (regardless of age) participants state, “I had no idea….”” -Lindsay