Growing up in Northern California, Stephen spent much of his time enjoying the nature of Lake Tahoe, Monterey, and the Sacramento delta. As Tualatin SWCD’s Information Systems Coordinator, Stephen manages conservation program data and finds the best ways to share that information with others. Stephen’s backgrounds in GIS, database management, C#, and 3D environment design allow him to collect, build, and represent data in unique ways. He earned both his B.A. and M.A. in Geography and GIS from California State University Long Beach. Prior to joining Tualatin SWCD, Stephen’s work focused on utility-related information systems while employed with agencies such as Clean Water Services, Orange County Water District, and the City of Manhattan Beach. Stephen has several hobbies to keep him busy when he isn’t working, but usually he can be found racing cars, tabletop gaming, and exploring Oregon with his wife and two kids.
Leadership and Operations
Kelly uses over 30 years of finance and business experience to lead critical functions that keep Tualatin SWCD running smoothly. Having worked in the corporate, consultation, and non-profit sectors, she uses sharp attention to detail in her role as Director of Finance and Operations. She manages essential tasks from full-cycle accounting and risk management to acquisitions and strategic planning.
Kelly finds her leadership role very fulfilling as she contributes to creating a sustainable, productive, and healthy environment for the Washington County community.
When she steps away from her responsibilities at the Tualatin SWCD, you will find her spending time outdoors skiing, kayaking, hiking, and golfing with her family, friends, and dogs.
As Tualatin SWCD’s Operations Assistant, Matt ensures our programs run smoothly by keeping a fine eye on the details. He uses his many years of experience in public administration to assist with District accounting, contracting, and board and facilities management. Should you need information about Tualatin SWCD or to get in contact with a particular program, Matt is happy to assist and works entirely in-person at our office.
Having recently moved to Hillsboro from Salt Lake City, Utah, he and his family enjoy the bounty that Oregon offers including its natural beauty, farmers markets, and gardens.
Lacey grew up in Washington County and loves being a part of conserving its natural resources. She came to Tualatin SWCD as a Resource Technician in 2006, writing conservation plans and providing technical assistance to rural landowners. Lacey developed a strong knowledge of SWCD operations over the years and began leading the organization in 2011. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Oregon State University, followed by a Master’s in Environmental Management from Portland State University. When she is not leading the organization, you can find her enjoying time outdoors with her two kids and dog, spending time with family, gardening, cooking, and reading.