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Meet The Team



Megan Kemple


Executive Director

Megan Kemple (she/her) 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.

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Carly Boyer


Program Manager

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.

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Emeric Kennard

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 

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