The CSEPP Board of Directors
Su Rolle, Chairperson
Su Rolle graduated from Texas A&M in 1976 with a BS in Agronomy. She was one of the first women from that university to receive a degree in soil science and the first woman to be hired as a soil scientist for the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Texas. She later transferred to the Forest Service working in Idaho and southwestern Oregon in a variety of positions: soil scientist, resources assistant, timber manager, special projects leader, forest planner, public information officer. For five years she was the Applegate District Ranger on the Rogue River National Forest.
Keen interest in collaboration led Su to work with sociologists and others researching mediation and collaboration in natural resources including Drs. Victoria Sturtevant, Kevin Preister, Jonathan Lange, Margaret Shannon, Julia Wondelleck, Steven Yaffe, George Stankey, and Roger Clark. She has been a speaker at numerous national and international workshops and has served as a consultant exploring natural resource collaboration, institutional barriers to collaboration, and relationships between managers, researchers, and communities. Su authored the USDA Forest Service Research Station Measures of Progress for Collaboration: Case Study of the Applegate Partnership (PNW-GTR-565, 2002).
Eric Darsow, Secretary/Treasurer
Eric earned a BA in social anthropology and organizational behavior from Brigham Young University during which time he conducted fieldwork in East London, South Africa with educational development organizations. His training prepared him to join a team of CSEPP staff working with the Bureau of Land Management’s Spokane Office in preparing its 10-year development plan. Eric recently earned an MS in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University and now teaches computer systems courses at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA while working as a part-time field anthropologist, carpenter, database system designer, and web designer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn has experience in problem solving and marketing spanning over 30 years in various areas of the real estate industry. His career has been spent working to facilitate successful, productive results with individuals, government agencies, industrial corporations, financiers, and attorneys. Currently, he works for a large electric utility in the area of land rights acquisition. Glenn is also actively involved with the IRWA trade association, having served as Chair of the Electric & Utility Committee and currently serving as Vice Chair of their International Relations Group. This group’s global outreach entails working with professionals in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Latin America, as well as North America.
Richard C. Stem
Rich Stem is a highly respected professional US Forester with 28 years of resource management experience in government organizations. Rich brings his lifetime of experience in program management including engineering, biology, geology, archeology, construction, finance, administration and logistics, as well as developing external partnerships and conflict resolution.
Marty Main has been a professional forester in southern Oregon for over 40 years. Operating Small Woodland Services, Inc., he has had over 200 people work for him over the years that he has trained in forest management and for whom he has provided personal and professional support. He has worked with well over 300 landowners covering about 60,000 acres. This work has included 84 agency or private industrial contracts and numerous small landowners. In addition to being the forester for the City of Ashland, Oregon for the past 19 years and helping the Ashland Forest Commission during all that time, he has worked on several other large scale projects—seven watershed-based, multi-stakeholder processes to develop cooperative management plans, over 10 years with the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project, and he is on the board of the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative (SOFRC). In his public talks, Marty points out the importance of understanding the ecological factors in forest management, but he also stresses the importance of understanding the social and economic realities—maintaining that all three have to be in balance for sustainable practice. For Marty, it’s all about relationships—relationships with the land and with people.
Jessica Piekielek, Ph.D.
Jessica Piekielek is associate professor of anthropology at Southern Oregon University and adjunct faculty in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University. She has research and teaching interests and experience in applied environmental anthropology, including conservation and development in the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, and Latin America. Jessica lives with her spouse and son in Medford, Oregon. View CV Email: email@example.com
Vicky Sturtevant, Ph.D.
Vicky Sturtevant holds a PhD from Cornell University in Development Sociology and has researched and practiced in the fields of community-based ecological management, environmental education, and environmental sociology. At Southern Oregon University from 1980-2008, Dr. Sturtevant has taught courses in sociology, environmental science, sustainability, and social assessment.. She has worked extensively with the United States Forest Service to conduct research around community partnerships, wildfire protection planning, and forest restoration. Publishing widely in these areas, selected publications titles include: “Agencies, educators, communities and wildfire: Partnerships to enhance environmental education for youth” (Environmental Education Research, 2015), “ A framework for assessing collaborative capacity in community-based public forest management” (Environmental Management, 2012), and “Adaptive Management and Social Learning in Collaborative and Community-Based Monitoring: a Study of Five Community-Based Forestry Organizations in the western USA” (Ecology and Society, 2008). Access Full CV (pdf)
Eric Casiño, Ph.D.
Eric Casiño has more than 30 years of experience as a social anthropologist. He is actively engaged in university lecturing, applied research, consulting with governments and corporations in the fields of education, project evaluation, culture-based marketing, social impact assessment, and cross-cultural management. His area of specialization is in Philippines and Southeast Asia.