Friends of the Refuge Staff
Bonnie Anderson has worked for the Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge since 2010. She takes care of the day to day responsibilities of the organization including payroll management, grant management, government contract management and grant writing. Bonnie serves on several Friends' committees, including Membership, Outreach, Branding and Development, Nature Store, Restoration, Website, Social Media, Newsletter, Summer Nature Camp, Human Resources and Hiring and Annual Budget Review. Bonnie also co-Chairs the Tualatin River Bird Festival.
Natalie Balkam is the Friend’s Habitat Restoration Specialist. She will be coordinating the second Saturday work parties in addition to a variety of other biological work. Natalie is a Portland native, and graduated with a degree in biology from the University of Puget Sound. Since graduating, she has worked seasonal jobs conducting plant monitoring in Alaska and Nevada, and most recently worked for the refuge under the Mt. Adams Institute.