People of the North Santiam Watershed Council

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
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.

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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 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 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 the Secretary/Treasurer.

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.

Brent Steven­son
Brent is the man­ager of the San­tiam Water Con­trol Dis­trict. He rep­re­sents the inter­ests of the Irri­ga­tion Dis­trict on the North San­tiam Water­shed Council.

Lawrence Schwabe
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
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.

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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. Dave serves on the coun­cil as a Landowner/At Large representative.

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Mid­dle Reach Sub­basin — Vacant
Nat­ural Resources — Vacant
At Large Posi­tion — Vacant