Elizabeth Holmes Gaar

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Board Member | Member Since 2017

Elizabeth has worked for the federal government, NOAA Fisheries, and the U.S. Forest Service in natural resources conservation for over 30 years as a biologist, policy advisor, and program administrator. She moved to the upper Hood River Valley four years ago because she loves outdoor recreation and access to the wilderness, and the agricultural community is similar to her roots in northern Michigan, where she worked on cherry farms. Moving to Parkdale, OR, was like coming home, and her family felt the same.

MAI is important to Elizabeth because of the unique opportunities it provides to link veterans and young people to potential natural resources careers and also because the Cascade Mountain School provides fun experiences for young people and communities that enrich their perspectives of the natural world.