Watershed Council Members
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 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 currently holds the Council Chair position.
Suzette lives on the banks of the North Fork (Little North Santiam River) and makes her living as a REALTOR® with Prudential Real Estate Professionals/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 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 the Secretary/Treasurer.
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 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.
Brent is the manager of the Santiam Water Control District. He represents the interests of the Irrigation District on the North Santiam Watershed Council.
Mike is a landowner in the canyon and works for the Oregon Department of Forestry. He’s held Council leadership positions in the past and currently serves as the Natural Resources representative to the North Santiam Watershed Council.
Lawrence is the Hydrosystem Compliance Specialist for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Lawrence serves on the council as a representative for the Grand Ronde Tribe.
Deborah Paul is the District Administrator for Linn Soil and Water Conservation District. Deborah serves on the council as a representative for Linn County.
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 serves on the council as a Landowner/At Large representative.
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. Dave serves on the council as a Landowner/At Large representative.
Middle Reach Subbasin — Vacant