Staff Contact Information
Our staff are listed below in alphabetical order, by last name. You can email any staff member using the Email button, or you can always call our office at 503-227-2345. Our office hours are Monday–Thursday, 10:30–5 p.m.
If you would like to contact our Board of Directors, go here.
Mathew Brock, Library & Historical Collections Manager (He/Him)
Mathew Brock joined our staff in February of 2015. Mathew holds a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington and a Bachelors of Social Science from the University of Alaska Southeast. Mathew is overseeing a reinvigoration of the Library and Historical Collection with an eye towards building awareness, improving library usage, and storytelling. Mathew also manages a group of volunteers, produces articles for the Bulletin, and social media posts for both the Mazamas Facebook and Instagram pages. Currently, Mathew is the Oregon representative for the Northwest Archivists, a regional association of professional archivists.
Mathew first climbed South Sister as a teenager. Later, while living in Alaska, he developed a love of hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing. More recently he completed BCEP in the Spring of 2016 and is getting back into rock climbing. Besides being outdoors, Mathew enjoys traveling, cooking, and building things.
Kaleen Deatherage, Interim Executive Director (She/Her)
Kaleen brings 24 years of experience in non-profits both as an executive director, board member, and president. Kaleen's enthusiasm for the outdoors motivates her to help the Mazamas over the next six to eight months while we search for a permanent Executive Director. She will work with the Executive Council on strategic planning while supporting staff in operational matters.
We’re excited to have Kaleen on board, and are looking forward to working together. The temporary nature of the interim role allows her to focus on our immediate needs, and more importantly, on what kind of leader would be best for us in a permanent role. She is free to be honest about her observations and can provide feedback and guidance that is by definition independent.
Gina Binole, Office & Communications Coordinator (She/Her)
Gina has made a career in communications, working various gigs as a reporter, editor, copywriter, public relations consultant and social media strategist. The Pacific Northwest was supposed to be a professional pitstop on her way back to Washington, D.C. But then she discovered there was more to life than work.
Having grown up in a family where a hotel without room service was considered “roughing it,” she kickstepped outside her comfort zone after moving to the Pacific Northwest and learned to climb mountains. She also loves to hike, bike, ski and snowshoe with family and friends, and most recently started to explore Oregon’s waterways via a stand-up paddleboard. She’s eager to evangelize and help preserve the natural splendors of the state via the Mazamas.
Brendan Scanlan, IT & Operations Manager (He/Him)
Brendan Scanlan joined our staff in March of 2021 and serves as the IT & Operations Manager. Brendan brings a diverse background of database, program, and project management to the Mazamas. Prior to joining the Mazamas, Brendan worked in management consulting with a focus on non-labor cost reduction, IT systems implementation, and network development. Brendan also served on multiple non-profit boards in Chicago before moving to Portland.
Outside of work, you can find Brendan playing with his dog Winston, rock climbing at Smith Rock or one of the local crags, backpacking in the wilderness, baking bread or making pasta, or snowboarding down a steep slope.
Kiki Sherard, Mazama Lodge Manager
Kiki Sherard has a diverse background in Culinary Arts, Product Development, and Natural Foods. Originating from the Midwest, Kiki has lived in Oregon off and on for 17 years. She’s an avid volunteer and has a serious obsession with making pies.
Kiki comes to the Mazamas with a wealth of experience that will be put to great use at our mountain lodge. She was a founder of Emergency Communities and organized kitchen volunteers to feed 1,500–2,000 people three meals a day, including procuring food, managing the kitchen budget, meal planning, and working with the local communities to host cultural celebrations. Kiki was the Lodge Manager and Event Chef at Abram’s Creek Lodge and Cabins, where she managed the reservations, maintained the lodge space, and organized/planned/prepared the large group meals. Kiki is knowledgeable and adept about dietary restrictions and meal preparation around those restrictions.
Some of Kiki’s favorite pastimes are spinning wool, weaving, knitting, fishing, and crabbing. She also can be found rambling through the woods foraging for wild foods and medicines. In the future she plans to steward farmland with a flock of sheep and other fiber animals.
Maggie, Chief Morale Officer and High Commissioner for Tail Wagging
Maggie can often be found greeting visitors to the Mazama Library or wandering the MMC in search of pets, ear scratches, belly rubs. When not fulfilling her official duties, Maggie enjoys hiking, running on the beach, napping in the sun, and chasing squirrels out of the garden.