American Whitewater is pleased to introduce our newest staff member. Last week Megan Hooker, of Portland, Oregon accepted the new half-time Stewardship Assistant position with American Whitewater. Megan will provide vital support on river conservation and restoration projects around the West, with a strong focus on projects in California.
Megan brings a diverse range of experiences to American Whitewater. She has a geology undergraduate degree, a master’s degree in environmental law, and experience working with environmental non-profit organizations. She has solid skills in policy, legal, and scientific research and writing; experience in non-profit outreach, communications, and fundraising; and has expertise with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Clean Water Act, and other important environmental laws. A “Jill of all trades,” Megan brings a great skill set to American Whitewater that compliments other AW staff members extremely well.
Megan grew up rafting on classic western rivers like the Green, Rogue, and San Juan, and she continues to explore Northwestern rivers.
Here at American Whitewater we are extremely pleased to welcome Megan to the river stewardship team!