Staff

Luke Westphal, Executive Director

Resident, At-large
Office: (503) 474-1047
Mobile: (971) 388-9200
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Luke began working as the Executive Director in 2012. He grew up on his family’s century farm SW of McMinnville in the heart of our historic oak and prairie landscapes. Luke has a BA in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Willamette University in Salem, OR. During and after university, he worked with the City of Salem’s Stormwater Department as a natural resources specialist and environmental program aide.

He is excited to be working with a wonderful network of neighbors, friends, and colleagues to improve the local lands and waters where our community members live, work, and play. Luke provides leadership for the GYWC in developing and expanding our restoration, outreach, and monitoring programs.

When not working, you’ll find Luke with friends and family, volunteering at Miller Woods, riding motorcycles, or trying to figure out how to fly fish.