The Mazamas Executive Council is a nine-member Board of Directors for the organization. Three members are elected to three-year terms annually on the first Monday in October. 

The Mazama Executive Council has, among other duties, three obligations to fulfill:

  • To efficiently govern and manage the organization’s activities to responsibly meet our mission.
  • To maintain the highest standards of fiscal integrity and accountability.
  • To ensure stewardship of funds which are granted to outside organizations and individuals.

Interested in the Executive Council

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Mazamas Executive council, please fill out this form and a member of the Nominating Committee will contact you. If you have questions, please email  See the current list of Nominating Committee members at the bottom of this page.

Traci Manning, President

Term: Oct. 2017–Oct. 2020

Secretary (2018)

Traci Manning joined the Executive Council to give back to an organization that gives so much to its members, to support the countless volunteer hours and talent that others give every day, and to continue the Mazamas’ legacy of ensuring access to these magical outdoor places is preserved for future generations.

Traci spent the first 18 years of her career with the nonprofit Central City Concern, primarily working in affordable housing development and management and as Chief Operating Officer. She left CCC to become the Director of the City of Portland Housing Bureau. Since 2015 she has co-owned the Gorgeous Series with her husband, operating running events throughout Oregon.

Traci is an Oregon native who joined the Mazamas in 2006, took BCEP in 2007, and has participating in various volunteer activities since. When she’s not climbing, she’s running, hiking or traveling around in their Sprinter van with her husband (who she met in the Mazamas) and their dog Bodhi.

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Joe Eberhardt, Treasurer

Joe Eberhardt

Term: Oct. 2018–Oct. 2021

I joined the Mazamas in 2009 after a solo trek on Mt Hood where the objective risks impressed upon me that climbing is best done as a team effort. The volunteer-led education from the Mazamas has been top notch allowing me to learn a lot about mountaineering through BCEP (2011), ICS (2012-2013), and AR (2016). I have in return given back my time and effort to assisting all three of these classes and for a couple years coordinating AR. I became a climb leader in 2014 to further help with educating mountaineers through the experience of climbing in the alpine. Thus far, I have led 13 of the 16 peaks, and have learned even more about the need for a team and the wonderful resource that each team member can be to creating a positive and successful climb.

When not climbing, I operate my own business as an independent investment adviser helping people plan for a successful retirement and educating them on investments. My experience and education in finance and investments will provide a good resource for the Executive Council to make wise and prudent strategic decisions for the greater Mazamas team.

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Amanda Ryan-Fear, Secretary

Term: Oct. 2019–Oct. 2022

My relationship with the Mazamas is somewhat new, having joined in 2015. I participated in BCEP in 2016 and was hooked. I truly appreciated the group of volunteers dedicated to helping us develop the skills to be safe in the mountains and loved connecting with new friends with interests similar to mine. I'm grateful for this opportunity to give back to the organization so that we can continue to inspire a love of the mountains and develop our outdoor community.  

The bulk of my career has been spent in public education. I have served as a high school teacher, dean of students, assistant principal, graduate-level instructor and hold a doctoral degree in educational leadership. Prior to my teaching career I was an executive director for a non-profit therapeutic equestrian program for people with special needs and have served on the board of a local organization that brings art and music to Portland schools. I currently run a coaching and retreat business for female leaders and look forward to using my background and various skill-sets in service to the Mazamas. 

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Rick Amodeo

Rick Amodeo

Term: Oct. 2019–Oct. 2022

Way back in the year ’02, I joined on a Mazamas day adventure through the Coast Range on a train. Then in ’03, I was part of a “low budget” Mazama outing to Talkeetna, Alaska. After that, I joined the Mazamas and participated in BCEP, hike leading, Trail Trips committee, Lodge Committee, XC leading, outings leading, ramble leading, Winter Family Weekend, Risk Management Committee, task forces, Chuckwagons, ICS, First Aid, MFA, Orienteering, climbing and even leading an eclipse hike. So, I would say I have been immersed in the Mazama world! And now, as a member of the EC, I am motivated to assist the organization to ensure our focus is still what got me involved, and also to ensure the long-term viability of the Mazamas.

I also enjoy traveling the world, cooking, golfing, trail running and my real work of being a structural engineer. With 30 years of experience in building design and construction, I am now able to volunteer with national engineering associations and Mercy Corps, on humanitarian work (and trips) to interesting places in the world, such as Somalia, Guatemala, The Congo, Syria, Afghanistan and Nepal. At home here near Sauvie Island, we have country property with millions of beautiful trees, along with 2 dogs and 4 goats (and countless other creatures!). 

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Jesse Applegate

Term: Oct. 2019–Oct. 2022

Bio & Photo coming soon.

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Judith Baker

Judith Baker

Term: Oct. 2018–Oct. 2021

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Nominating Committee

Martin Hanson, 2017–2020

Walter Keutel, 2017–2020

John Rettig, 2017–2020

George Cummings, 2018–2021

Sue Dimin, 2018–2021

Donna Vandall, 2018–2021

Lynny Brown, 2019–2022

Claire Tenscher, 2019–2022

Barbara Weiss, 2019–2022

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