The Port Orford Field Station (POFS) Advisory Board helps ensure the station achieves its mission as a hub that supports student learning, scientific research, community priorities, and economic opportunities. The station aims to foster coastal stewardship and sustainability by supporting access to the region’s unique marine and terrestrial ecosystem.
Advisory Board members are drawn from the south coast region and from a range of coastal interests: private sector, community groups, local government, resource management agencies and others with a stake in Oregon's south coast and surrounding waters. The Board typically meets annually as a group, with individual members performing additional duties as needed.
Advisory Board tasks:
Jeff has lived in Port Orford, where he has worked as a commercial fisherman for more than 40 years. Jeff was involved in the designation of the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve as a member of the board of directors for the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team. He has been involved in a number of collaborative research projects at the Marine Reserve, including acoustic telemetry, and now as a contracted research vessel operator for ODFW conducting hook and line fish surveys. Jeff has served on the Groundfish Advisory Panel for the Pacific Fisheries Management Council since 2012.
Dave operates South Coast Tours, a local kayak tour business operating on the south coast from Brookings to Port Orford, with an office on the dock at the Port of Port Orford. Dave has served on the Redfish Rocks Community Team since its founding in 2010, and was elected Chair in 2016. He is now Regional Coordinator for destination tourism for Travel Oregon.
Steve moved to Port Orford in 2015, and has been a valued advisor to the POFS since then. He brings business knowledge and understanding of OSU administration, along with a commitment to Port Orford, and to the success of OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative.
Jan is a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Coordinator at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Her research interests are diverse, ranging from the ecology of marine birds and mammals to the biological consequences of introduced species. She is the Director of the Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) – Pacific Partnerships, a Principal Investigator of the NSF funded OIMB Graduate Fellows in K -12 Project, and the Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year College Project.