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MEET OUR TEAM

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LISA SANCO

Executive Director

Lisa has been with Worthy Environmental since the very beginning, and while she now sits at the helm and directs all facets of W.E., she is still our resident gardener, beekeeper and sustainability extraordinaire. She started her career at the Chicago Botanic Garden before moving to Central Oregon in 2013, and loves educating her community on the importance of ecological landscaping and biodiversity conservation. She also serves on the board for Pollinator Pathway Bend.

lisa@worthyenvironmental.org  |  (541) 316-0080

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Madeline Steen

Organic Farm Manager

Maddie has six years of organic farming experience, a degree in Environmental Policy and a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from UCSC. She most recently managed Seed to Table, a small-scale vegetable farm in Sisters, OR, where she learned the ins and outs of growing food in the high desert. Her passion for farming is driven by her love of long days spent outside, good food and the magic of plants and soil. She is dedicated to sustainable land stewardship and its ability to build strong and resilient communities. 

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GRANT TANDY

Observatory Manager

 

Our resident "Sky Guy" joined the ranks of Worthy Environmental following a three-year tenure as an astronomical interpreter at the Oregon Observatory. He has been overseeing educational programing of our Hopservatory. Grant holds the volunteer position of a NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador and is a prominent member of the Oregon Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association. He strives to enhance scientific literacy and provide a fresh perspective that expands our understanding of the cosmos.

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