Meet The Team


Ashley Rood


Director of Programs & Communications

Ashley has worked at the intersection of conservation and agriculture for over 15 years in the nonprofit sector throughout the West. Much of her career, she has worked in partnership with farmers to create policy solutions that work on the ground. Most recently, she worked for Rogue Farm Corps on farmland preservation in Oregon. Ashley loves learning and cooking from her urban garden and she’s found a new passion for trail running. You'll rarely find her without a notebook and pen as writing is the thread through it all.


Megan Kemple


Director of Policy Advocacy, Operations and Fundraising

Megan Kemple has 20 years of non-profit experience, focused on supporting Oregon’s agricultural community.  As Director of the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network, she supported Oregon’s farm to school and school garden stakeholders in their work to incorporate local food into school meals and provide farm and garden-based education. In 2017, she founded OrCAN. Megan loves hiking and backpacking, swimming in mountain lakes, and playing with her nieces and nephews.


Dominica Navarro

Administrative Coordinator

Dominica has worked over 13-years in nonprofit management and administration, working with organizations championing public health, diversity in higher education and organic farming research and policy. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with majors in both Environmental and Community Studies and has worked on various sustainable agriculture projects in the US and abroad. Dominica loves working outside on her homestead, hanging out with her dog, cooking, sailing, hiking and traveling.