Our Team

Kate Stinson, Director of Programs


I hail from a big family and a small town on the north bend of the Coos in Oregon. I attended college at Macalester, joining my extended family in the Midwest. The coastal fog, crashing Pacific, shifting dunes, and towering trees called me back after college, and I returned to the west coast to serve with JVC Northwest. I’ve been in and around here since. After stints ranging from caddying to lawyering, and employment ranging from the Forest Service to an ocean towing company, I returned to JVC Northwest. Outside of work and with the help of my partner and give chickens, I like to see just how much food and how little garbage we can produce, though sometimes we undermine our efforts by road tripping or traveling to Tunisia. I’m a fanatical supporter of Project POOCH, and enjoy skijoring, my dogs, hiking, and practicing mindfulness.

Want to contact Kate? Email her or call her at 503-335-8202.