Executive Committee

OMGA Elected Members

 

President – Seamus Ramirez (Clackamas County)

Seamus became a Clackamas County MG in 2011 and was chapter treasurer, alternate representative and OMGA representative. His current goal is to improve contact within the chapters and further develop ways in which non-”I-5 corridor” chapters can be facilitated. He does not have a favorite plant for he finds beauty in each one.

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President Elect – Sue Nesbitt (Yamhill County)

Sue became a Yamhill County Master Gardener in 2012 along with her husband. She is especially interested in the care of roses, the propagation of perennials and trying to resolve “thorny”  issues at plant clinics. She has been both the alternate and OMGA representative from Yamhill County and is retired from the University of Connecticut.

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Past President – Sam Sadtler (Tillamook County)

An Engineer from Silicon Valley retired from Industry in the Summer of 1998. In the Spring  of 2000 he completed MG training in Tillamook County. In 2003 he was elected President of the Tillamook Chapter. In 2004 he was invited to join the OMGA Executive Board serving until 2008. In 2006 he served as President of the OMGA. Upon leaving the Executive Board he became Chapter Rep for TCMGA through 2010. He recently agreed to fill the role of Past President of OMGA for 2017.

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1st Vice President – Terry Ruiter (Josephine County)

Terry became a Master Gardener in Josephine County in 2014. She is interested in the opportunities to provide examples to the public of gardening options with demonstration gardens. She has also chaired the annual one-day Seeds of Spring conference in Grants Pass that provides a variety of gardening-related classes to the public.

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Picture Coming Soon2nd Vice President – Vacant

 

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Treasurer – Katherine Johnson (Columbia County)

Katherine has had the pleasure of holding several positions in Columbia County such as President, Treasurer and Spring Fair Coordinator, Program Coordinator and OMGA Alt. Rep. Since 2003, she has held the office of State Treasurer and has also held the position of past State Auditor for OMGA . Also, Katherine is a member of the Portland Rose Society and serves on the Board of Directors. Class of 1998 Columbia County.

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Picture Coming SoonSecretary – Barbara Davidson (Jackson County)

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OMGA Appointed Positions

 

Picture Coming SoonHistorian – Vacant

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Gardener’s Pen Editor – Marcia Sherry (Yamhill County)

Marcia became a Master Gardener in 2000 in Cincinnati, OH; recertified in Salt Lake City in 2004; and then again in Oregon in 2008  in Yamhill County. Served as YCMGA president for three years.  Am a retired architect and stained glass enthusiast.

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Picture Coming SoonAudit Committee – Chair:  (Vacant)

 

 

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Finance Committee – Chair: Kathy Johnson

Katherine has had the pleasure of holding several positions in Columbia County such as President, Treasurer and Spring Fair Coordinator, Program Coordinator and OMGA Alt. Rep. Since 2003, she has held the office of State Treasurer and has also held the position of past State Auditor for OMGA . Also, Katherine is a member of the Portland Rose Society and serves on the Board of Directors. Class of 1998 Columbia County.

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Kathy_150x150Send-A-Friend – Katherine Johnson (Columbia County)

Katherine has had the pleasure of holding several positions in Columbia County such as President, Treasurer and Spring Fair Coordinator, Program Coordinator and OMGA Alt. Rep. Since 2003, she has held the office of State Treasurer and has also held the position of past State Auditor for OMGA . Also, Katherine is a member of the Portland Rose Society and serves on the Board of Directors. Class of 1998 Columbia County.

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Picture Coming SoonMcNeilan Scholar – Carol Small (Benton County)

 

 

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Karl Carlson Memorial Fund – Marcia Sherry (Yamhill County)

Marcia became a Master Gardener in 2000 in Cincinnati, OH; recertified in Salt Lake City in 2004; and then again in Oregon in 2008  in Yamhill County. Served as YCMGA president for three years.  Am a retired architect and stained glass enthusiast.

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Extension Educator Grant – Eric Bosler (Central Gorge)

A Master Gardener since 2009, Eric has served the Central Gorge Master Gardener chapter as OMGA Representative, Chapter President, and is currently on the Executive, and Budget/Finance Committees.  He also leads the Seed to Supper program.  He is currently active with OMGA as chair of the Extension Educator Grant Committee.  Eric is a retired sales and marketing executive with a degree in commercial photography.  He lives and gardens with his wife, Shari (an MG since 2006) in White Salmon Washington.

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Marje Luce Search for Excellence – Seamus Ramirez (Clackamas County)

Seamus became a Clackamas County MG in 2011 and was chapter treasurer, alternate representative and OMGA representative. His current goal is to improve contact within the chapters and further develop ways in which non-”I-5 corridor” chapters can be facilitated. He does not have a favorite plant for he finds beauty in each one.

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Database Manager – Jim Liskey (Marion County)

Jim was raised on a ranch in Klamath County. He spent 33 years working for the State of Oregon as a recreational therapist and program executive. In addition to spending time with his family and gardening activities Jim aslo enjoys backpacking, fishing, and photography. He has been a MG since 2007. He served on the Marion County MG Board for 7 years including President for 2 years. Lastly, Jim has also been a member of the OMGA Executive Board since 2013.

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Webmaster – Jim Parks

 

 

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