• OOA

Welcome Board Members!

We are excited to work with these amazing individuals to continue our mission to give OOA members access to the Oregon Outdoor Industry through collaboration, mentorship, partnerships and events. There is POWER in the outdoor industry in Oregon.


Co-President: Mike Wallenfels, Helen of Troy / Hydro Flask

Co-President: Van Schoessler, Basecamp Oregon

Vice President: Mona West, Brand Consultant

Treasurer: Ryan Brown, U.S. Bank

NEW! Secretary: Susan Strible, Ruffwear

NEW! Strategy Development: Doug Ragan, Consultant

NEW! Financial Strategy: Kim Ausk, Laird Superfood

NEW! Advocacy: Guy Trombley, Research & Development Specialist

NEW! Marketing Strategy: Allison Hartz, Ruffwear

Membership Recruitment: Morgan Beller, Outdoor Sales Consultant

NEW! Member & Sponsorship Strategy: Ben Avery, Sierra Club

NEW! Member & Sponsorship Strategy: Meredith Morrice, OSU

Chapter Development: Josh Sims, The Gearfix

Southern Oregon Chapter Lead: Chad Thatcher, Southern Oregon University

Central Oregon Chapter Lead: Conor McElyea, Conservation Alliance

Portland Metro Chapter Lead: Jared Kennedy, Hells Canyon



A Huge THANK YOU to the Board Members that spent so much time with us and have moved on to other things, but continue to share their passion as OOA members and the outdoor industry.


Meg Chun (Secretary), previous owner of Kialoa

Eric Meade (Strategy), Purposeful Consulting

Beverly Lucas (Memberships), Outdoor City USA

Carrie Allan (Communications), Marketing Consultant






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