Klamath River photo by Keith Henty

Julie Kay Norman

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EDUCATION                                                                                                                         
    University of Texas at Austin: B.A. (1970) and M.A (1974) in Mathematics, Computer Science,

          and Educational Psychology
    World Campus Afloat: undergraduate Liberal Arts and Spanish (Spring 1968 and 1969)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2009 to 2015:  Program Coordinator for Geos Institute, a nonprofit climate change planning

        and forest protection group in Ashland, Oregon, supporting public outreach, events,

        website maintenance, and fundraising.

    1999 to 2008:  Deputy Director for Siskiyou Regional Education Project, a nonprofit forest

        advocacy group in Takilma, Oregon, working on public outreach and fundraising (grants,

        donor drives, and events).

    1985 to 1998:  President of Headwaters, a nonprofit forest advocacy group in Ashland, Oregon,

          engaged in public forest policy research, D.C. lobbying, litigation support, media relations,

          USFS/BLM timber sale tracking, and mapping.

    1977 to 1984:  Personal computer consultant and instructor in California and Oregon.

    1975 to 1982:  River guide and co-director of American Whitewater

           School on rivers in California, Oregon, and Idaho.

    1970 to 1974:  Systems programmer for IBM in Houston, Texas.

AWARDS
   1992 Conservationist of the Year Award from Oregon Wild                                Holly Christiansen photo
   1998 Environmental Hero Award from the Wilderness Society
   2008 25-year Lifetime Achievement Award from Siskiyou Regional Education Project

FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
   EPA Advisory Comm. on Environmental Policy and Technology (1994 to 1998)
   USDA Southwest Oregon Province Advisory Committee (1995 to 1997)

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
    Agnes Baker Pilgrim Fund (Secretary, 2006 - current)
    Past Board Memberships: 
         Western Ancient Forest Campaign (Chair)
         Southern Oregon Vipassana Group (Chair)
         American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Oregon Chapter
         Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
   PC software literacy in MS Office, data bases, and website maintenance
   Trained eye for layout, spelling, and grammar
   Strong work habits for timeliness and coordination with colleagues
   Expertise in “Non-Violent Communication” techniques

REFERENCES  available upon request

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​​          Following 45 highly satisfying years in the workforce, I am now retired!  I'm loving my spacious calendar and more river time. 


           Even so, I am still running into people and projects that inspire me to engage.  If you are seeking  help with a project or event, feel free to contact me.  See below.