Meet our Tualatin Riverkeepers Staff
As a staff, we are steadfast in our commitment to protect and restore the Tualatin River watershed alongside our members and supporters. We use our expertise as staff to build watershed stewardship through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education. We are all Riverkeepers.
Glenn Fee (he/him)
Growing up in southern Ohio, Glenn and his brother spent long days exploring the creek near their family's home, following it to the Little Miami River near the confluence of the Ohio River. Glenn's love of the outdoors eventually led him to Colorado, where he spent a number of years leading community-based and international immersion programs at the University of Denver before serving as Executive Director of Bluff Lake Nature Center, an urban wildlife refuge and education center in Denver.
Glenn has a passion for advancing opportunities for underserved communities, work that has been at the core of his career. In his free time, he spends considerable time with his partner and family exploring the Northwest by bike, foot, and paddle. A passionate music fan, Glenn volunteers with the Pickathon Music Festival and consistently seeks out new artists. Glenn lives with his family in Northeast Portland.
Mark Fitzsimons (he/him)
Mark grew up paddling Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes and rivers and has been a teacher, guide, and educational program developer/coordinator since then. He has most recently been dividing his time between coordinating the Audubon Society of Portland’s annual Birdathon fundraiser, guiding hiking and paddling trips for NW Discoveries, and teaching classes for the Backyard Bird Shop.
Mark also volunteers for the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and is a North Clackamas Urban Watershed Council board member. His other interests include nordic skiing, traditional archery, and paleo-archaeology.
Victoria Frankeny (she/her)
Victoria grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city perfectly placed at the confluence of three major rivers. She spent her childhood constantly in the water boating, floating, and fishing. Her undergraduate career took her on a path of environmental policy, addressing the impacts of combined sewage overflow on water bodies and low-income communities.
Victoria moved to Portland to pursue environmental law at Lewis & Clark Law School. She graduated with an Environmental and Natural Resource Law Certificate and as a recipient of the Environmental Leadership Award. Her volunteer and clinic experiences have greatly influenced her work as an environmental advocate, focused on Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Environmental Policy Act. Her interests include whitewater rafting and kayaking, camping, and spending quality time with her dogs and bunnies.
Jessica Parsons (she/her)
Jessica is a second-generation Oregonian who grew up camping mostly on Mt. Hood. She’s fished a few times, a crabbed a few times, caught a lot of frogs... and somewhere along the line, it shaped her soul.
Following a BS in education from Western Oregon University, and long career in the field, Jessica is now a homeschooling mom of 2 young children who also have a deep love of the outdoors. As a co-admin at Wild Recess, a local nature-based adventure and education co-op, she has the opportunity to instill an appreciation for the outdoors in people of all ages.
Volunteerism has driven her all over this world, from supporting the nurses in a failure to thrive clinic in Romania through Global Volunteers to helping rebuild the brackish coastline of the Louisiana bayou with In Good Company and, of course, our own "backyard" here in the PNW. Before joining the team, Jessica was a volunteer with our Stewardship program, where she helped maintain Dirksen Nature Park’s oak savanna habitat. You’ll often find Jessica, her husband, and two children camping, backpacking, bicycling, or kayaking all across Oregon and Washington. Her favorite place to kayak on the Tualatin River is simply upstream of the 99W launch and she can’t wait to share this excitement with the Riverkeepers community!
Caitlin Costello (she/her)
Caitlin Costello has focused her academic and professional accomplishments on the realms of accessibility, sustainability, and environmentalism. She is a graduate of Portland State University in Environmental Science and Anthropology. Her research and professional interests include the global health impacts of climate change as they relate to the accessibility of natural settings and culturally appropriate foods. Finding ways of making climate science tangible and relatable is of the utmost importance to her. Recently, she was the Partnerships and Programs Coordinator for PSU’s Student Sustainability Center and was able to develop and implement several professional programs with a focus on DEI practices and social justice activism. It is her belief that any community work is sustainability work. In her free time, she enjoys archery, historical costuming, and is a voracious reader.
Meet our Interns
Tualatin Riverkeepers hosts interns that exemplify our commitment to protect and restore the Tualatin watershed. Our interns come from all over the globe, bringing unique backgrounds and expertise to our advocacy work.
Jesse is a multi-generational Oregonian who grew up by Fanno Creek, walking and biking along its trails in all weather (when the creek hadn’t flooded them). He studied a variety of subjects as an undergrad, ultimately graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Emerging Media and Digital Arts while also pursuing a passion for fiction writing and working as a licensed massage therapist.
Jesse is currently in his second year at Willamette University College of Law, and is excited to help TRK look after the watershed he grew up in. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys aerial circus, writing, and being outdoors—still in all weather.
Born and raised in landlocked Nebraska, all Kellie wanted growing up was to become a sea lion trainer. Though that dream eventually changed, it did lead Kellie to Texas A&M University, where she earned a B.S. in Marine Sciences with minors in Ocean and Coastal Resources Management and Biology. After graduation, Kellie was an environmental technician at an environmental consulting firm and laboratory in Juneau, Alaska. There she helped small businesses and local tribes who were struggling with polluted water due to large companies.
Kellie now attends the University of Oregon School of Law. Kellie’s previous work has instilled in her a commitment to environmental equality that brought her to law school. In her free time, she enjoys board games, embroidering, tennis, and exploring the Pacific Northwest through hiking and camping.