2024 Board of Directors

Ken Price, President
KPD Insurance

Matt Riggs, Vice President
Sierra Pacific Industries

Amanda Sullivan-Astor, Secretary
Associated OR Loggers

Chad Steinhauer, Treasurer
Kernutt Stokes

Erik Bonn
Gleaves Swearingen

Cheryl Friesen
Wildlife Society

Matt Jones
International Paper

Elsa Arias Ninan
Eugene Public Schools

Jeanne Olson

Justin Helgren
Roseburg Forest Products

Stacey Tuers
Springfield Public Schools

Walt Woliver

Our Staff

Beth Krisko, Director

Beth came to FTF after years of experience a 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. Beth oversees the administration of the organization, leads strategic planning and fundraising, and promotes 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.

Nancy Geyer, Educator

Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Nancy settled in Oregon in 2000 after earning her BS from Colorado State University in Wildlife Biology, her MS from Oregon State University in Forestry Management (education concentration), and serving in the Peace Corps. Nancy has spent the past 20 years working with non-profits, government agencies, and OSU Extension writing land-use assessments and developing and implementing in-class activities, outdoor lessons, and field trips for natural resources education programs. Nancy’s primary responsibilities with FTF are designing and delivering youth education programs. Nancy lives outside Creswell with her husband, Eric, two teenage daughters, three cats, one dog, five fish, two goats, and more poultry than any sensible person should have.

Lindsay Reaves, Educator

Lindsay owns The Bauman Tree Farm, with her husband Tom Bauman. She became involved with FTF in 2007 when she and Tom began donating the tree farm to FTF to implement education programs. 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. 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. Lindsay’s primary responsibilities with FTF are designing and delivering youth education programs. She has only recently stepped back from her role working with youth audiences.