Ian Isaacson, Chair - Bend
Mike Haralson, Co-Chair - Portland
Cody Rich, Secretary - Salem
Treasurer, Heather Wise - Meford
Mike Beagle, Board of Directors - Eagle Point
Mike grew up hunting, fishing and backpacking in the southern Cascades and graduated from Eagle Point HS in 1981. He then attended Southern Oregon State College, where he lettered in football all four years and was a three-time, all-conference defensive back. He received his BS in History in 1985. After college, he graduated from the US Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) and the Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1986. Mike served as a field artillery officer in the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington from 1987-89.
After leaving military service, he began his teaching career at Tigard HS in 1990. Mike taught high school social studies in Oregon for 15 years, along with 19 years of coaching football and baseball. He earned his MA in History and Government from the University of Portland in 1993.
My was an original founding board member of BHA and served as national Chairman from 2004-2010. An avid sportsman, Mike joined the staff of the non-profit Trout Unlimited in 2005 and helped pass the 1st sportsmen-led Wilderness in Oregon history, the Copper-Salmon, which protected great spawning and rearing habitat for Chinook and steelhead in the Elk River.
Mike has been the Alumni Director at his alma mater, Southern Oregon University, since 2012.
His son Steen, 17, and daughter Riley, 20, both have a love of the natural world and the great outdoors. Mike and his wife Amy, live in Central Point.
Dave Edwards. Board of Directors - South Eugene
Nic Collero, Board of Directors - Portland
Bill Welch, Board of Directors - Redmond
Nick Marcyan, Board of Directors - Portland
Jeff Red, Board of Directors - Sandy
Justin Wise, Board of Directors - Medford
Ed Putnam, Board of Directors - Bend
Ed came west in 1991 with little more than a backpack and a fly rod. Since then he's worn out many pairs of boots traveling Oregon's backcountry. Whether he's carrying a longbow for elk, a shotgun for chukar, a fly rod for trout, or a spey rod for steelhead, he always brings with him a deep respect for the land and its natural ecosystems.
Ed is active with Traditional Archers of Central Oregon, promoting the sport of archery, and has served on the USFS's Travel Management Plan for the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. For Ed, hunting and fishing are not just pastimes, but adventures that allow him to be connected to nature. Working with BHA is his way of setting an example to others. Through BHA he helps ensure that our relationship to the natural world is not lost to the ages, but is carried on to future generations.