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.
Mathew Brock, Library & Historical Collections Manager (He/Him)
Mathew Brock joined the Mazama staff in February of 2015. He 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. Besides overseeing the Mazama Library and Historical Collections, Mathew also is managing editor for the Mazama Bulletin and oversees a variety of areas in the day-to-day operation of the Mazamas.
Mathew first climbed South Sister as a teenager. Later, while living in Alaska, he developed a love of hiking, backpacking, rock climbing. He completed BCEP in the Spring of 2016. Besides being outdoors, Mathew enjoys traveling, cooking, building things, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Rebekah Phillips, Executive Director (she/her)
With expertise in both earned revenue and audience development strategies, Rebekah (she/her) comes to the Mazamas with 20 years of non-profit marketing, communications and leadership experience. After graduating from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, her career began in the performing arts. At past positions at Oregon Symphony (Director of Marketing, Communications & Sales) and Portland Columbia Symphony (Executive Director) Rebekah was instrumental in developing digital, brand, and content strategies, and led her teams to earned income records at both institutions. She most recently served as VP for Marketing & Enrollment at the National University of Natural Medicine. A distance runner, hiker, and Master Naturalist-in-training, Rebekah is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, as well as a gardener and history junkie. With service at the center of her ethos, Rebekah is an active volunteer in her community and has served on several non-profit boards.
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.