Staff and Leadership Team

Rogue Climate runs off of the awesome creativity, skills, passion and time of our incredible volunteers and partners. If you haven't signed up to volunteer, and would like to, check out our volunteer page! 

Staff and Board
Hannah Sohl | Staff (Director)
Hannah grew up in Southern Oregon. She graduated with a degree in sociology and an emphasis in field biology from Colorado College in 2011. After graduation, she was awarded a Thomas J. Watson fellowship to study grassroots organizing and the relationships between human communities, rivers, and migratory fish around the world, traveling to Bangladesh, Canada, and Russia. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s “Leadership, Organizing, and Action” program and co-founded Rogue Climate with the support of many other Oregonians in 2013.You can reach Hannah at Hannah@RogueClimate.org.

Allie Rosenbluth | Staff (Community Organizer)
Allie graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in Government and Environmental Science & Policy. In college, she organized campus events focused on sustainability and student-body diversity. Allie first got connected with Rogue Climate as a volunteer when she was serving as an AmeriCorps Service Member at Rogue Valley Farm to School. You can reach Allie at allie@

Erica Franks | Staff (Operations and Fiscal Coordinator)

Erica graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Science.  She first got involved with Rogue Climate as a volunteer in 2013 when she and her children participated in a Rogue Climate community art project. She has served on the local boards of social justice organizations like Unite Oregon and currently sits on the Ashland Housing Commission. She now maintains Rogue Climate’s fiscal and database systems while also helping out with event planning and fundraising. Her free time is spent with her spouse and their two sons, enjoying Oregon’s rivers and lakes. You can reach Erica at Erica@RogueClimate.org.

Maya Jarrad | Staff (No Pipeline Landowner Organizer)

Maya moved to Oregon from rural Vermont and graduated from Reed College with a degree in Economics and a focus on Environmental Studies. As a student, she helped lead a campaign to divest the school's endowment from fossil fuel investments. After graduating, she took leadership and communications roles in community organizing efforts to successfully stop Pembina  propane export facility proposed for northern Oregon and PGE's proposed Carty gas facility. She has also been involved in many other projects to support an equitable transition to clean energy that puts communities over big corporations. Maya is working directly with landowners that would be impacted by the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline along side the Landowner Advisory Committe. In her free time, Maya loves growing vegetables and fruit, especially strawberries. You can reach Maya at Maya@nolngexports.org.


Morgan Lindsay | Board President
Morgan earned a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in Environmental Studies with a focus on Water Policy & Science and a minor in Chemistry. Her experience in community organizing includes several years with the Mono Lake Committee in California’s Eastern Sierra and another three years as Membership & Outreach Coordinator with the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center. 

Tonia Moro | Board Treasurer

Tonia L. Moro, a Medford attorney, moved to the Rogue Valley in 1990 after studying environmental law at Lewis and Clark Law School.  Her law practice has emphasized land use, municipal law, business, and federal criminal defense (including over 10 years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender). She has counseled non-profit organizations and served on non-profit boards, including, among others, the Oregon Wildlife Federation, the Indian Country Development Corporation and OnTrack.  She has provided numerous volunteer efforts co-managing non-profit projects including producing funding applications and project-end reports for funding entities like the National Endowment for the Arts. She was recently a candidate for Senate District three in Southern Oregon.

Emily Berlant | Board Secretary
Emily grew up in Grants Pass, attended Rogue Community College, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She is currently studying Environmental Science and Policy at Southern Oregon University. She is an elected member of the Talent City Council and has been a leader in Rogue Climate Talent’s development of a community clean energy and climate action plan. Emily works in 3Degrees' Utility Partnerships sector, enrolling electricity customers in voluntary renewable energy programs

Shaun Franks | Board Member
Shaun works in sales and marketing for True South Solar. He graduated from Southern Oregon University where he studied business, environmental studies, and corporate sustainability. In 2011, he studied renewable energy in Germany. In 2012, while director of sustainability for student government, he led establishment of the SOU Green Fund to invest student dollars into local energy, water, and campus sustainability projects. The fund has helped establish three new solar installations on campus and launched the SOU Center for Sustainability.

Dan Wahpepah | Board Member
Dan Wahpepah is from the Anishinabe, Kickapoo and Sac & Fox tribes. He grew up with his communities cultural ways and has been politically active with the American Indian Movement and spiritually active through tribal ceremonies. Locally, Dan started the Rogue Valley Pow Wow, the American Indian Cultural Center, Red Earth Descendants and is also a board member of Natives of One Wind Indigenous Alliance. As part of his tradition, he is a Drum Keeper and Drum Chief. Dan's efforts are focused on the preservation of this Earth for future generations.

Alison Carey | Board Member
Alison is director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, a multi-decade program of commissioning and developing 37 new plays about moments of change in United States history, including All the Way by Robert Schenkkan (Tony Winner for Best Play) and Sweat by Lynn Nottage (Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama). Carey is co-founder of the nationally acclaimed Cornerstone Theater Company, which collaborates with communities across the United States to tell their stories, and her work has been produced in venues such as Arena Stage, the Public Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, the shuttered mother plant of Bethlehem Steel, and a dirt-floor cattle sale barn. She lectures nationally on the importance of the arts in shaping healthy societies, especially focused on how theater can most effectively respond to climate change. She has developed hour-long television pilots for CBS and F/X, and her script work has been seen on Judging Amy. She lives in Ashland,
Oregon.

Rianna Koppell | Board Member
Rianna works at the Ashland Food Cooperative as a member of the Sustainability Committee and Employee Alliance. She is the acting secretary for the Talent city committee Together for Talent, through which she works on projects with Bee City USA Talent and the Clean Energy team. Rianna enjoys using her certifications in Permaculture Design and Bio-Intensive gardening to create gardens locally. 

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  • Stuart Warren
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