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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.  |  (541) 316-0080


Jessica Walker

Organic Farm Manager

Jessica is our newest edition to the team.  Raised by a botanist and a wildlife biologist, she learned about many aspects of the natural world from an early age, and grew up farming and ranching on a one-acre farm.  She served in the United States Army before returning to Idaho as a Firefighter/EMT, but after moving to Bend in 2021, Jess re-discovered her passion for growing plants and creating native habitat, completing her Master Gardner training in 2023. She enjoys connecting humans with nature and currently volunteers at the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch.

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Astronomical Interpreter


Our resident "Sky Guy" joined the ranks of Worthy Environmental following a three-year tenure as an astronomical interpreter at the Oregon Observatory. 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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