KBO Board

Shannon Rio

PRESIDENT

Shannon Rio Montague barn (72ppi 4x)

Shannon Rio is on the board of the Klamath Bird Observatory because of its work to preserve birds and wild places in nature. She is a wildlife educator with a goal to connect people (and herself) with nature so that they will want to protect what they love. She

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Karl Schneck

Karl Schneck bio (72ppi 4x)Karl started birding at 11 years old in Santa Rosa, California, birding for three years with two of California's greatest birders as mentors, Gordon Bolander and Mike Parmeter. Karl then got distracted for over 50 years, busy with college, dental school, and work. Karl restarted in 2014 with the Ashland Christmas Bird Count and he can't believe he ever stopped. Now Karl is loving it more than ever

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Bari Frimkess

Bari Frimkess board member (72ppi 4x)Bari Frimkess moved to Ashland from Southern California in 1992 along with her husband and two sons. She is a professional violinist, performing with the Rogue Valley Symphony since her arrival to Ashland. Bari teaches with, and is the coordinator of, a Symphony program that teaches music in local public elementary schools.

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Laura Fleming

TREASURER

Laura Fleming board member bio (72ppi 4x)From playing in the creek behind my house as a child in Cincinnati, Ohio to obtaining a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and Management from Michigan State University, I have always been interested and connected to the natural world and its wildlife.

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Larry Leichliter

Larry Leichliter board  member bio (72ppi 4x)
Larry’s first job in animation was working on Scooby Doo at Hanna Barbera.  From there, he eventually went to Ralph Bakshi’s studio where he worked on two films before moving on to Bill Melendez Productions Inc. – creators, together with Charles M. Schulz, of the PEANUTS cartoons for TV.

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Dick Ashford, MS

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Dick Ashford bio cropped (72ppi 4x)Dick first joined the KBO Board in Spring 2005.  He served as Board President from 2007 to 2009, when he was elected as Board Chair of the American Birding Association, a position he held until late 2010. Shortly after completing those duties, he was re-elected as KBO’s President in December 2010, and served again until 2013.

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