Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

A National Estuary Project

Board Members


Liane Welch
Liane is the City Engineer for the City of Tillamook. She lives in Bay City with her husband Carl.

Nancy Hoffman
Vice President
Sharing my passion and expertise in habitat conservation throughout these amazing watersheds.

Derek Wiley
Derek is a Fish Biologist with ODFW and avid fly fisherman in the Tillamook Bay Watershed.

Chris Knutsen
Chris is the District Manager for ODFW in Tillamook. Board Member since 2001, President 2012-2019

David Johnson
David is a professional fishing guide. He is passionate about TEP's mission & improving salmon runs.

Amy Bennett

Sarah Absher
She is the Director of the County’s Department of Community Development.

John Kirby
Earth Day 1972 - “Think Global, Act Local” - so much more important today than it was then.

Clifford Rone
“Encouraging an appreciation and understanding for the out-of-doors is a way to give back.”

Our Mission

Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Tillamook County's watersheds through active stewardship, scientific inquiry, community engagement, and education.