Board of Directors

Lisa Billings - President

Lisa is a lifelong Oregonian, growing up in the Portland area and graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration. Her passion for the outdoors was developed as a child, spending her vacations and free time with family and friends camping, backpacking, and exploring the Northwest. She has spent her career with companies with proud Northwest roots, currently in product management for the outdoor apparel industry. Her love for animals and all things wild has Lisa outside as much as possible - snowboarding, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and volunteering as a "citizen scientist."

Seth Prickett - Treasurer

Seth, a 5th generation Oregonian, grew up on a small farm outside of Hillsboro and spent most of his summers hiking and camping in the great outdoors. Seth's passion for the natural world is a product of the sheer amount of time he spent outside as a child. After graduating with a political science degree from Linfield College, Seth spent over a decade working in state politics with an emphasis on the environment. His passion for environmental protections is nourished by the treasured time he spends hiking and kayaking in our great northwest. Seth is a full-time real estate agent, helping individuals and investors find the perfect home. He believes it is important to give back and therefore donates 10% of his real estate earnings to non-profits.

Darcie Meihoff, APR - Secretary

Darcie is an award-winning marketing industry veteran who has led PR and earned media efforts for a number of high-profile brands, organizations and agencies throughout her extensive career. Prior to striking out on her own as an independent PR consultant in 2015, Darcie was executive vice president of earned media at CMD, one of the largest integrated agencies in the Northwest. A lifelong Oregonian, Darcie has a passion for working with organizations and causes that enhance the state’s livability and natural treasures. She served on the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC) board of directors for 10 years, including as board president in 2012. Recently, she led the communications efforts for the successful 2016 Save Outdoor School for All statewide ballot measure (Measure 99) campaign. Darcie also is a passionate hiker and has been a Mazama member since 2016.

Vik Anantha

Vik is a technology manager by trade and a conservationist, hiker/outdoor recreationist at heart. He serves as the Vice President of Intuitive Surgical but earned his green stripes as a member of the Conservation Committee of the Mazamas climbing group. Growing up in India, Wilderness and conservation were not at the forefront of Vik’s consciousness. His time spent in Oregon learning about the "Western" perspective, and Pacific Northwest issues in particular, has been very instructive and a lot of fun. Vik describes his first real hike as a journey to Steens Mountain with a grad school buddy from Oregon State. Back in 2005, Vik attended the Mount Hood summit meetings and presented the Mazamas’ support for the Lewis and Clark Wilderness proposal to Oregon’s congressional delegation. He also represented the Mazamas at the annual meeting of the Federation of Western Outdoor clubs.

Chris Beatty

Chris grew up exploring the mysteries of streams and forests in Michigan, especially the AuSable River. After studying engineering at Michigan State, Chris came to the Pacific Northwest and was smitten with the beauty of the mountains, streams, and old-growth forests of Oregon. Work and graduate school at Stanford in Materials and Chemistry took Chris away from Oregon for a few years, but he returned over 25 years ago and has been hiking, biking, and fishing here ever since. Chris worked more than 20 years in high tech before becoming an entrepreneur. In 2006, he founded Trillium FiberFuels, a research company focused on creating sustainable bioethanol from agricultural residues.  More recently, Chris started the craft distillery Spiritopia with a focus on regional products and sustainability.

Aiyesha Christian

Born and raised in the PNW. Aiyesha earned a BA in Applied Linguistics in 2007 and a Master of International Business and Sustainable Supply Chains in 2012 from Portland State University. Her education enabled her to work in a variety of corporate environments that ultimately inspired her to create her own company. In 2017 Aiyesha created Nomad Mix to connect her passion for our natural environment and her aspiration of creating a socially conscious, triple bottom line company. Besides enjoying all outdoor activities, Aiyesha enjoys crafting, thrifting, and time with her partner and pets.

Ryan Jasperson

Ryan is an organizational design consultant and executive advisor who has worked across the globe helping leaders strategically align their organization amidst all kinds of uncertainty. Ryan’s early life was spent exploring the high deserts of the Intermountain West, but has lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of his life, having made stops in Portland (where he currently resides), Eugene, Seattle, Olympia, Spokane, and Vancouver, WA. Along the way he has earned a BA in English and Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington, a MA in Organizational Leadership, and PhD in Leadership Studies both from Gonzaga University. Ryan’s preferred way to spend time is running trails, rafting rivers, and throwing a ball for his Labrador retriever at the beach. He is committed to ensuring those same trails, rivers, and beaches are still around for his sons as they begin their lives exploring this corner of the world.

Cassidy Quistorff

Cassidy moved to Oregon's Klamath Basin in 2020 and has loved exploring the state ever since. After graduating with a B.S. in Environmental and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee, she has pursued using her science background to effectively communicate conservation issues. Cassidy serves as the Director of Klamath Film, a small film-focused nonprofit in Klamath Falls, and loves combining her passion for film and photography with her love of wildlife and wild places. Whether through hiking, backpacking, skiing, mountain biking, paddling, or birding, Cassidy's favorite place to be is outside.

Stacey Rice

Stacey found her way to Portland and the Pacific NW from her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina over eight years ago. Stacey works at City Club of Portland as Program Strategist and before that she was an Executive Co-Director of Q Center which is the largest LGBTQ community center in the Pacific NW. She was recognized by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest as a Queer Hero in 2016 for her work there. Stacey’s heart and soul is filled when she is out among Oregon’s wild places and Crater Lake is her most favorite place in the whole wide world.  She is a hiker and sometimes mountain climber who feels incredibly blessed to call Oregon home.

Kate Ritley

Kate grew up on Washington's Olympic Peninsula and spent her childhood hiking, camping, and exploring wild places. After earning her Bachelor's degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from Whitman College, Kate moved to Oregon to work on forest and wildlife issues. Kate served as the Executive Director of Cascadia Wildlands, where she led the organization through a period of significant growth and founded the Pacific Wolf Coalition.  Kate recently earned her MBA from the University of Oregon and went on to found Animosa, a new brand of outdoor gear for women. She is an avid whitewater rafter, ambitious entrepreneur, and passionate advocate for women and wilderness.