Meet The Team
Megan Kemple (she/her) has over 23 years of non-profit experience focused on supporting Oregon’s agricultural community. In 2017 she founded OrCAN. Prior to her work at OrCAN, she served as Director of the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network. Megan is an avid locavore and loves hiking and swimming in mountain lakes.
Carly Boyer (they/she) is a 4th generation Oregonian and comes from a farming family, based in the mid Willamette Valley. They’re passionate about rural economic development; specifically the intersection of agriculture, conservation and equitable access to land, water and food. She has a degree in Nonprofit Administration, with 5 years of experience in the non-profit field. Carly is a Land Advocacy Fellow with National Young Farmers Coalition and serves as a Board Member for both Rogue Farm Corps and Rewild Portland. Carly spends much of their free time gardening, crafting and collecting vinyl records.
Operations Coordinator & Communications Assistant
Emeric Kennard (they/them) has worked in nonprofit education and administration for over 5 years, with a focus on finance, equity, sustainability, and program development at institutions such as California College of the Arts and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. They are a freelancing artist and designer with a decade of practice at the intersection of art and activism. Emeric loves the thrill of getting dangerously close to their houseplant care capacity maximum. They’ll propagate just a few more, and then they’ll stop, really.
OrCAN's Advisory Board
Mimi Casteel: Owner, Hope Well Wine
Zach Menchini: Owner, Campfire Farms
Anne Golden: Principal, Anne Golden Associates
Dominica Navarro: Deputy Director, Organic Farming Research Foundation
Hannah Gosnell: Professor, OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Nicole Manness: Partner for Climate, Habitat & Working Lands, Willamette Partnerships