Elise Hamner has served on the Coos Watershed Association board since 2010. She is the dean of resources/foundation at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. Prior to this position, she was the communications and community affairs manager at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. Elise also worked for 22 years as a journalist, throughout that time covering issues related to the Association, including salmon, the working watershed and stream restoration.