People of the North Santiam Watershed Council

Water­shed Coun­cil Board of Direc­tors

All of the mem­bers of the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil are local vol­un­teers who share an inter­est in improv­ing the health of the water­shed in part­ner­ship with inter­ested landown­ers. We facil­i­tate projects based on sci­en­tific analy­sis that improve water health by devel­op­ing part­ner­ships and resources to plan, fund and imple­ment projects.

Brad Nanke
Brad Nanke is cur­rently an elected vol­un­teer Coun­cilor for Ward 3 on the Salem City Coun­cil. When Brad Nanke is not serv­ing his com­mu­nity he man­ages Envi­ron­men­tal Health & Safety activ­i­ties for SANYO Solar of Ore­gon; a cor­po­ra­tion that man­u­fac­tures solar-grade sil­i­con prod­uct for the solar panel indus­try. Brad is extremely atten­tive to details and has strong project man­age­ment and lead­er­ship skills. Brad serves on the coun­cil as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the City of Salem and is cur­rently serv­ing as board President.

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Brent Steven­son
Brent is the man­ager of the San­tiam Water Con­trol Dis­trict and rep­re­sents the inter­ests of the Irri­ga­tion Dis­trict on coun­cil. Brent is cur­rently serv­ing as Board Vice President.

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Jan Irene Miller
Jan Irene Miller and her hus­band are landown­ers on the North San­tiam near Stay­ton. She has her own busi­ness as a lead­er­ship and man­age­ment coach. Jan Irene is an avid out­door­swoman who loves archery, swim­ming, hik­ing, camp­ing and fly-fishing. She hails from a large fam­ily in Min­nesota and she and her hus­band Jim Bayuk have three adult chil­dren. Jan Irene is cur­rently serv­ing as the Board Sec­re­tary.

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John Caruso
John is retired from the Cas­cades Dis­trict Bureau of Land Man­age­ment. He serves the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil as the Mar­ion County rep­re­sen­ta­tive. John has served in many of the Council’s lead­er­ship roles and cur­rently serves as Board Treasurer.

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Suzette Boudreaux
Suzette lives on the banks of the North Fork (Lit­tle North San­tiam River) and makes her liv­ing as a Real­tor with Berk­shire Hath­away, Stay­ton Branch. She serves on the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil as the North Fork Sub-basin rep­re­sen­ta­tive.  Suzette has gen­er­ously extended her ser­vice to the Coun­cil by serv­ing as the Council’s Chair in 2013.

John Tucker
Jon is a found­ing mem­ber of the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil. He’s served the Coun­cil as a leader and men­tor. Jon is landowner liv­ing along­side Hatch Creek and he cur­rently serves the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil as the Lower Sub-basin representative.


Bill Sander­son
Bill is a river guide on the North San­tiam River. He’s been float­ing the river since the late 1960’s. He serves as a Recreation/Tourism rep­re­sen­ta­tives on the North San­tiam Water­shed Council.

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Dave Car­pen­ter
Dave Car­pen­ter and his fam­ily live on the Lit­tle North San­tiam near the con­flu­ence with the main stem North San­tiam. Dave is both a licensed fish­ing guide and a Native Fish Soci­ety River Stew­ard on and for the North San­tiam. He has a strong inter­est in the pro­tec­tion of wild and native fish species in the basin.


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Lawrence Schwabe
Lawrence is the Hydrosys­tem Com­pli­ance Spe­cial­ist for the Con­fed­er­ated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Deb­o­rah Paul
Deb­o­rah Paul is the Dis­trict Admin­is­tra­tor for Linn Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion District.