Hello everyone! My name is Tom McCambridge, and I am excited to join the MCWC team as the Administrative, Outreach, and Education Assistant.
I was born and raised in San Jose, California, but fell in love with the forests and coastline of Oregon through visits to family in the Pacific Northwest. I followed this love to Oregon State University, and I just recently graduated with a degree in marine biology and a minor in chemistry. I have learned that healthy ecosystems are essential to healthy communities in the long run, so I am excited to be able to help support the work of the MCWC even if it’s mostly from the office!
I was certainly busy during my time at OSU. Helping grow the Marine Studies student organization (Ocean11), volunteering in labs at Hatfield Marine Science Center, and helping to create educational videos and content for the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve as well as the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve helped shape my passion for environmental education. The power of outreach can be amplified by videos and educational materials, and I hope to provide this for the community.
It’s an honor to expand on the work of an organization with such a long and rich history of conservation. There are great opportunities to work with other organizations in our watershed to help advance and communicate the projects being done, and I can’t wait to dig into it.
In my free time I love to draw, paint, play music, and get outside. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions, comments, concerns, or ideas. Looking forward to hearing from you.