Board of Directors & Chapter Staff

Learn more about the Board of Directors and meet the friendly staff who keep the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter running.

Sandy Trainor
2019 Chapter President

Board of Directors

The Oregon-Columbia Chapter Board of Directors is comprised of elected, appointed, and designated members representing all segments of the chapter’s membership. The board meets six times per year; all AGC members are welcome to attend any board meeting.

Strategic Objectives

The board has outlined four strategic objectives to direct the chapter’s efforts. This document is actively followed by the board and staff, and is regularly reviewed and updated.

2017–2019 Strategic Objectives

  • Advocate: Protect the construction industry and strengthen AGC’s impact on public policy
  • Grow: Grow and develop the construction workforce and leadership of the future
  • Engage: Provide relevant products, services, and events to connect and engage our membership
  • Safety: Deliver industry-leading health and safety services to our members

View the Oregon-Columbia Chapter strategic objectives

President Sandy Trainor, Kodiak Pacific Construction

First Vice President Russ Batzer, JB Steel, Inc.

Second Vice President Yohn Baldwin, Baldwin General Contracting

Secretary Scott Williams, Hamilton ConstructionScott Williams, Hamilton Construction

Treasurer Joe McDonnell, Moss Adams, LLPJoe McDonnell, Moss Adams

*New Board Member

* Past President

Counsel to the Board

Higher Education Partners

Board Member Emeritus

Leadership Website

Chapter leadership (Board of Directors or Executive Committee) can log on to this password-protected website, Contact Kari Schoonover for login information, 503-685-8318.

For more information contact Mike Salsgiver, chapter executive director, 503-685-8305 or 800-826-6610.

Executive Committee

Nominating Committee

Finance Committee

Facilities Committee

Bylaws Committee

Chapter Staff

Chapter Management

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Mike Salsgiver

Executive Director
Kari Schoonover

Kari Schoonover

Executive Assistant
  • Executive director support
  • Board, Executive Committee support
  • Office management
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Jennifer Brown

Controller and HR Director
  • Budget and financial reporting
  • Human resources
  • Union Contractor Group accounting
  • AGC Northwest Chapters Retirement Trust program
  • Finance Committee staff liaison
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Joan Stitt

Customer Service/ Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service
  • Safety training registration

Workforce and Professional Development

Frosti Adams

Frosti Adams

Workforce and Professional Development Manager – Education Outreach
Aaron Bouchane

Aaron Bouchane

Workforce and Professional Development Manager – Industry Outreach
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Safety Services

Dennis Barlow

Dennis Barlow, ASP, CSP, CMSP, CRIS

Director of Safety Services
Barb Epstien

Barb Epstien, MPH, CIH

Industrial Hygienist
  • Statewide industrial hygiene services
  • SAIF Total Worker Health
  • SAIF Professional Development Committee
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Andrew Haymart, CHST

Industrial Hygiene Technician
  • Statewide industrial hygiene services
  • SAIF IH Working Group
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John Jean

Safety Management Consultant
  • Southern Oregon (Roseburg, Medford, Klamath Falls, Ashland)
  • Southern Oregon Coast, Reedsport to Brookings
  • Rogue Valley Safety Committee staff liaison
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Chris Miller, ASP, CSP

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland Northwest
  • Portland Southwest
  • Tigard, Beaverton
  • Hillsboro, Western Washington County
  • Northern Oregon Coast and Highway 30
  • AGCA Safety & Health Committee, Government Subcommittee
  • Safety award programs
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Nick Naramore, CSP

Safety Management Consultant
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Brent Pockrus

Safety Management Consultant
  • Southern Willamette Valley
  • Eugene, Corvallis, Albany
  • Central Coast (Tillamook to Waldport)
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Travis Stone, CHST

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland North
  • Portland Northeast (west of I-205)
  • Portland Southeast (west of I-205)
  • Bend/Central Oregon
  • Southwest Washington
  • Construction Safety Summit
Nathan Taylor

Nathan Taylor

Safety Management Consultant
  • Northern Willamette Valley
  • Tualatin to Salem
  • McMinnville, Newberg
  • OR-OSHA Construction Advisory Committee
  • SAIF Professional Development Committee
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Public and Strategic Affairs

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John Rakowitz

Director of Public and Strategic Affairs
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Kirsten Adams

Public Affairs Counsel
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Karla Holland

Communications Manager
  • Interior/exterior communications
  • Chapter website
  • Chapter publications
  • Media relations
  • Chapter calendar

Lauren Kuenzi

Public Affairs Project Manager
  • Regulatory and legislative analysis
  • Public and Strategic Affairs Department operations
  • Political Action Committee administration
  • South Coast Area Council staff liaison

Labor Relations

Bob Timmons

Bob Timmons

Labor Relations Manager
  • Labor relations support (union and open shop)
  • BOLI/PWR/Davis-Bacon
  • Union Contractor Group staff liaison
  • Contract negotiation and interpretation
  • Grievance/arbitration
  • Labor management trusts
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Member Engagement

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Ali Gadbaugh

Member Engagement Manager
  • Member recruitment/retention
  • Chapter group products and services
  • Health Benefit Trust program
  • AGCA products and services
  • North and Central Coast and Central Oregon Area Councils staff liaison
  • Construction Leadership Council staff liaison
  • Specialty Contractors Council staff liaison
  • Professional and Industry Associates Council staff liaison
Lisa Wisler

Lisa Wisler

Chapter Services Assistant
  • Member engagement support
  • Labor relations support
  • Workforce development support
  • Professional development support
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Viktoria Schulz

Viktoria Schulz

Chapter Events Manager
Heidi Peterson

Heidi Peterson

Events Specialist
  • Chapter and regional events support
  • Safety services support
  • Event registration

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