Friends of the Refuge Staff
Bonnie Anderson, Administrative Assistant to Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge since 2010, is responsible for the day to day office 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.
Rachel Dunham, MWC, is the Public Engagement Coordinator. She manages the volunteer program for the Wildlife Center, Trail Rovers, Outreach and is building and expanding the Interpretive Program. Previous to the refuge, Rachel worked as a Research Associate at the University of Alberta on a project focused on wolf and caribou dynamics and as a Restoration Technician for Sound Native Plants. Rachel spent several years as a Naturalist in Hawaii and Alaska for Princess Cruises, the National Park Service, and the US Forest Service. Working with bears was her favorite! She also worked for several years as an educator at the Seattle Aquarium. Rachel has a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Seattle Pacific University and a Masters of Wildlife Conservation from the University of Maine. She loves to travel and has spent time in Kenya, Galapagos, Vietnam, Panama, and Canada.Contact Rachel
Seth Winkelhake is the Friend’s Environmental Education Specialist. Born and raised in Portland he has experience with a wide range of environmental education groups in the region including Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, the Oregon Zoo, Metro, and Jackson Bottom Wetlands. Seth is an accomplished wildlife tracker with a Cybertracker level III Track and Sign certification and he has a bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oregon. He has lived in both Germany and South Africa and traveled to many other countries but always comes back to Oregon. His favorite animals are the Rough-skinned newt and Asian elephants.
Sarah Williams is the Habitat Restoration Specialist and rounds out the Friends staff with a field based position. Sarah is responsible for running second Saturday restoration work parties, tackling invasive species removal, and assisting with maintenance activities in order to conserve and restore native habitat on the refuge. Previous to working with the Friends, Sarah worked with the National Park Service on Alcatraz Island managing and studying seabirds. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology from the University of California, Davis and is the only “nonnative” Oregonian on the Friends Staff. Sarah fell in love with the people and landscape of Oregon after her first visit and began volunteering on the Refuge in December 2014. She hopes to stay in the Northwest for years to come.