Our team

Management Team

Executive Director
Lisa Pawlek Jaguzny 

Deputy Director
Megan Boyce-Jacobs

Communications Manager
Jess Eskelsen

Education Program Manager
Hallie Sykes

Farm & Garden Manager
Kevin Haggerty

Native Plant Program Manager
Bridget McNassar

Engagement & Events Manager
Liz Akerly

Conservation Program Manager
Matt Distler, PhD

Facilities & Grounds Manager
Casey Coe

Program Staff

Nursery Assistant
Carson Alberg

Native Plant Nursery Asst. Manager
Talinna Appling

Environmental Educator & Kids’ Farm Steward
Shannon Arnold

Administrative Associate
Tara Baron


Nursery Production Assistant
Jen Hartke

Field Crew
Gustav Hernandez

Field Crew Lead
Yolanda Hernandez

Restoration Specialist & Volunteer Coord.
Dawn Huss

Environmental Educator & Volunteer Coordinator
Zoë Nelson

Farm Sales & Program Coordinator
Melissa Newman

Field Production Coordinator
Shane O’Leary

Farm & Garden Asst. Manager
Josh Sturdevant

Environmental Educator & Program Coord.
Becca Wheaton

2020 Seasonal Staff

Facilities & Maintenance
Kristin Miller, Seasonal Facilities Assistant


Emma Pesis, Seasonal Environmental Educator & Program Liaison

Education | Americorps for Serve Washington
Ben Mardis, Americorps Service Member

Oxbow extends a very special thank you to the dedicated volunteers who help deliver programs, harvest food to benefit hunger relief, perform restoration work, and lend their time and talents to assist with events. 

For current open positions, visit our employment page.

For current volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page.