Rotary Lunch Program: Rika Ayotte, Executive Director at Deschutes Land Trust

On Tuesday, October 19 2021, our lunch speaker will be Rika Ayotte, Executive Director at Deschutes Land Trust.

Since 2015, Rika Ayotte has served as the executive director for Discover Your Forest, a Central Oregon nonprofit partner to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. She holds an MBA in nonprofit management and is also the founder and CEO of Forest Path Consulting, a nonprofit organizational development firm. Rika has more than 15 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations.

She was a leader in the foundation of both the Deschutes Trails Coalition and Ochoco Trails Strategy groups helping to convene dozens of partners and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for sustainable trails in Central Oregon. She has led multiple strategic planning processes and organizational development efforts for public lands partners and conservation organizations across the western United States.

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Please note: to reduce the risk of spreading COVID to other club members and guests, we’re asking that only those who are vaccinated attend in person.

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  Rika Ayotte Executive Director at Deschutes Land Trust

Rika was born and raised in Southern Oregon and has been in Central Oregon for the past six years. She holds a BA in history from the University of Washington and a MA in museum management and an MBA in nonprofit management from John F. Kennedy University. She serves on the Boards of The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, and the Global Leadership Adventures International Foundation, and sits on the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund Commission. When she’s not working or volunteering, you will find her hiking and camping with her family and her dog and chasing after her energetic toddler.

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (restaurant side), and virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.

We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.