Lou provides combined administrative support for our Executive Director Russ Hoeflich and our Development Director Wendy Mitchell. Lou's background is in the corporate and commercial world, but when he and his wife married, they decided to leave those jobs behind and work where they could see and feel their efforts making a difference in people's lives. That was almost 20 years ago, and since then, their work in non-profits and development has given them a good life and great memories, and 1000 Friends of Oregon is helping to continue that.
As Governor Tom McCall famously said, "Oregon is an inspiration." For Lou, the desire and ability of Oregonians to make a good life and maintain the natural environment is what inspires.
In Oregon, his favorite place is anywhere near the Willamette River. Beyond Oregon, his favorite place is Kailua Beach Park, in Oahu, Hawaii.
Away from work, he thinks about riding his bike. Every so often, he even actually goes for a ride!