Board of Directors
Colleen Coleman (Hood River, OR) is a freelance communications specialist with over twenty years experience in marketing and public relations for environmental, architectural design, and arts education organizations. Her strengths lie in successful development of new markets, fundraising, and team-building strategies. For the last seven years she served as marketing director for Inter-Fluve, Inc., where she developed a nationwide understanding of economic trends, policy and practices for natural and cultural resources restoration and mitigation. Throughout her career, she has supported pioneering organizations toward furthering the concepts and practice of sustainability. She is often called upon to increase program visibility and develop beneficial partnerships between like-minded organizations. Colleen lives and works in Hood River, Oregon, where she tends to her 2-acre Japanese garden, and kayaks in the Columbia River and nearby mountain lakes on calm mornings.
Dan Harkenrider last served as the Manager of the US Forest Service’s Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Dan has worked for the State of Indiana and the Bureau of Land Management doing soil surveys, and as a soil scientist/watershed specialist, forester and forest manager in the States of Oregon and Washington. Dan was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, attended Purdue University and earned a degree in Forestry and Soil Science. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1978 and has been a National Scenic Area resident since 2000.
Scott Macdonald (Lyle, WA) is a sculptor and metal-smith, living with his family in the Klickitat River Valley. The natural world is a central theme in both artwork and life.
Eileen Rock (White Salmon, WA) has been involved with the SECRETS Program starting in 1998 as a classroom volunteer and a project partner as a Northwest Service Academy employee. Ten years later, Eileen is still enjoys volunteering with the SECRETS program. She works as a talented and licensed Massage Therapist independently and through Skamania Lodge. Eileen recently joined the CGEI Board with her return to the Columbia Gorge community.
Dana Scheffler (White Salmon, WA) graduated with a B.S. degree in Geography from the University of Oregon in 1998. During the last two decades he has held a variety of jobs, most of which were outside. Prior to his current vocation as a carpenter, he coordinated and trained environmental restoration field teams for the Northwest Service Academy and taught courses in the field for the National Outdoor Leadership School. Dana enjoys working, but likes spending free time outside even more. Season to season he can often be found at play with his family and friends in the rivers and mountains of the region.
Judy Shuman (Hood River, OR) has enjoyed working for the U.S. Forest Service as an Archaeological Aid, Historic Interpreter and more recently, the Jr. Ranger Program. Previously she worked for the Hood River County School District and has an Associate of Arts Degree in Special Education. She loves playing guitar and singing with friends but her passion is working with young people, to embrace and honor Mother Earth, through such programs as SECRETS.
William Weiler (Lyle, WA) works for the Hood River County Parks and Recreation Department. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Gifford Pinchot Task Force and before that as a Habitat Biologist and as the Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Specialist for the Lower Klickitat River Sub-basin, the Yakima Basin, and the Jewett Creek sub-basin. Weiler led the initial curriculum development for the SECRETS science education program in 1996-97 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Earth Education for more than ten years.