Board of Directors

The responsibility of the Eugene Parks Foundation’s Board of Directors is to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the Foundation so as to support access for all and ensure that every person living within the City of Eugene is able to use the City’s parks and recreation facilities.

Board Officers

Scott Sanders

True Private Wealth Advisors

Scott has helped build connections between the business community and Eugene’s recreational possibilities. Raised in the Springfield-Eugene area, he recognizes the beauty and utility of Eugene’s many recreational opportunities.

Terry Smith

Retired, City of Eugene

Terry, now retired, was staff for the Mayor’s Parks & Open Space Committee in 1998. Terry worked for the City of Eugene for over 30 years in numerous senior positions including Deputy Director of Public Works, Director of Library, Recreation & Cultural Services, and Assistant City Manager. He is a past Boy Scout leader and coach for high school Nordic ski teams. He has been an active outdoorsman since childhood.

Kandra Hostetler

City of Eugene

Kandra has visited every playground and open space in the City of Eugene with her two kids and spends her free time camping and traveling with her partner and family. Kandra is a Project Manager/ Code Analyst assisting customers and City review staff with construction permits for the City of Eugene. She earned a BS in Architecture from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Marylhurst University.

Board Members

Rodney Bohner

Board Member
City of Eugene

Since graduating with a B.S. in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Rodney has worked in a variety of recreation settings from ski resorts to state parks, even spending a year working with at-risk youth aboard a historic tall ship. Always admiring the historic and cultural resources tied to parks, he has decided to pursue dual master’s degrees in historic preservation and city planning.

Art Farley

Board Member
Retired, University of Oregon

Art is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon and past Planning Commissioner for the City of Eugene. He has been active with a variety of local environmental organizations, including Lane County Audubon Society.

Linda Wheatley

Board Member
Community Volunteer

Linda retired from the Springfield School District in 2001 where she taught English and ESL. After retiring, she worked for Pacific University as a student teacher supervisor until 2007. She recently co-chaired the Riverloop Connection project with her husband Steve. She spends her free time traveling, walking, hiking, and enjoying music, dance, and theater.

Kirsten Haugen

Board Member
Presenter, Writer, Facilitator

Kirsten Haugen, MA, has lived in Eugene since 2001. She is passionate about supporting children and families of all backgrounds and circumstances to develop a deep and healthy bond with the natural world. She is an educational consultant with specializations in nature-based education, supporting children and families with special needs, educational technology and behavioral support. In addition to offering private consulting, she is a writer, editorial team member, and curator of Wonder, the nature newsletter at Exchange Press, an Educational Specialist with Nature Explore, and a consultant to the World Forum for Early Care and Education.