A.A.S. in Environmental Technology, Southwestern Oregon Community College (2004)
Freelin took his first steps as a child in the Coos Watershed. He has spent most of his life here ever since. After working as a waiter and a restaurant manager he went back to school for an Associates degree in Environmental Technology because he wanted to pursue a job that would allow him to work outdoors. Before coming to the Coos Watershed Association, Freelin worked as a Water Quality Technician with the Coquille Indian Tribe. He has worked at the Coos Watershed Association since 2004.
In his free time, Freelin enjoys surfing, snowboarding, mushroom picking, and spending time with his family. Freelin and his wife Kristine have two children, McKenna and Kai.
What Freelin Does at CoosWa
As the Water Resources Program Leader at the Coos Watershed Association, Freelin operates all of our stream gaging and weather stations, and performs of water quality monitoring and shade analysis. He is also the Road Assessment Program Leader. This program identifies fish passage problems and assesses roads to develop projects that will reduce the effect of roads to our streams. In the office, Freelin manages his programs, writes grants and reports, performs GIS analysis and modeling, in addition to being the resident computer expert.