The following individuals serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.
Darrel Jarvis, President
Darrel moved to Southern Oregon to be close for its outdoor recreation opportunities. To the extent possible, he spends his free time in the outdoors with his wife and children rafting, camping, cycling, and (of course) skiing.
Darrel has served on the Mt. Ashland Association Board since 2009 and is currently serving as the Board’s President. Aside from the outstanding recreational opportunities that Mt. Ashland provides, Darrel firmly believes that the ski area is a critical component to Southern Oregon’s economy and community.
You may contact Darrel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette Batzer, Vice-President
Annette has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years, involved in all aspects of patient care, quality improvement, reimbursement, program development and certification. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oregon Health Sciences University. In 2001 she created the Advanced Wound Center, now at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center where she still practices as a Nurse Practitioner.
Annette’s real love is world wandering, seeing what’s around the next corner, exploring our natural world, by foot and sea.
You may contact Annette at email@example.com
Robert Hague, Treasurer
Robert graduated from Crater High School in Central Point in 1983. From 1983 to 1993 Robert was a river guide working rivers in Oregon, California, Arizona, West Virginia, and Maryland, spending three summers working in the Grand Canyon as a river guide. Robert also spent three winters working at a ski area in New Hampshire and even working a ski season at Mt. Ashland as a snow cat operator-groomer.
Robert is involved with the Mt. Ashland Association Board because he values the importance of having a local ski area, the recreation it provides everybody and its positive impact on the community. He feels that we are lucky we have Mt. Ashland Ski Area.
You may contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hank O'Dougherty, Secretary
Hank began his 30+ year business career as a CPA with a national firm and since moving to Ashland in 1989, was CEO of a local manufacturing firm for the past 16 years.
The father of three capable, beautiful daughters, Hank has sat on a number of charitable boards in the past. The most recent was as Board Chair for the Siskiyou School.
Hank says he believes Mt. Ashland is too important of a Rogue Valley asset to let it languish. He is committed to open, straightforward communication, loves the energy and drive of Oregonians because as a group we make things happen.
“Skiing powder is still my favorite thing to do in the whole world.”
You may contact Hank at HankODougherty@gmail.com
Now, with more than 25 years’ experience in marketing professional services and higher education, Chris has turned her focus to helping organizations define and live their brand through her company, Capiche. Chris is dedicated to leadership coaching, organizational change and marketing—with a keen focus on the importance of happiness in the workplace and positive psychology.
A certified professional coach and master in management, Chris serves as a mentor for the Sustainable Valley Technology Group and is a member of SOREDI’s Business Recruitment and Retention Committee – as well as a strategist and contributor for SOREDI’s new “Edge” campaign to attract businesses to southern Oregon. In addition to chairing Mt. Ashland Association’s Community Outreach Committee, she is a board member of Thrive (The Rogue Valley Initiative for a Vital Economy).
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Blair loves forests and nature’s beauty and enjoys every day being outdoors, which motivated him to get his bachelor’s degree in Forest Management at Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a forester for 37 years in private industry, the Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Forest Service. He is a Certified Forester and a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters.
Blair has served on many non-profit community and professional boards in Arizona and Oregon. He has volunteered for the past 27 years to Southern Oregon University as Advisory Board President and more recently as the Foundation Board President. Blair believes in higher education and supporting students in their desire to receive an education that will help change their lives.
You may contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org
With a degree in Public Relations and Marketing from Western Washington University Brad brings a great understanding of tourism and how Southern Oregon fits into the Travel Oregon brand nationwide. As the former president of Travel Southern Oregon, he is well regarded in the tourism community.
Brad also owns and manages Wine Hopper Tours who operates the Mt. Ashland Ski Hopper and Northwest Brochure Service. He is the father of Piper (age 9) and Riley (age 7) who are skiing every weekend at Mt. Ashland. Living in Grants Pass full-time, they are the family in the motor home in the parking lot each weekend, with the license plate “Ski Cabn”.
Brad can be reached at Brad@WildRogue.com
Mike has served on several non profit boards and organizations, including past president of the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club. He met his wife, Kim, in the Rogue Valley and they have two kids who both started skiing on Mt Ashland at age three.
Experience in running a small business that is dependent on the climate has led Mike to the board of Mt. Ashland. Mike believes that Mt. Ashland is more than just a skiing experience but a way to engage with your family and community that supports a healthy lifestyle and beautiful environment.
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