Lisa Naas Cook

Lisa Naas Cook

Vital Sign Indicators (VSI) Planner

Lisa Naas Cook joined the Gorge Commission as the Vital Sign Indicators Planner in January 2020. Lisa’s past work experience includes education, ecological restoration, public lands policy, and facilitation with a variety of agencies and organizations including the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, Oregon Humanities, and Columbia Gorge Community College. Most recently, she served as the coordinator for the South Gifford Pinchot Collaborative, a community-based partnership in southwest Washington focused on advancing projects at the intersection of forest health, economic vitality, and sustainable recreation.

The common thread in Lisa’s work is a passion for connecting people across difference to learn, listen, and identify solutions to land management challenges together. She has a M.A. in Applied Theology from Marylhurst University and a B.S. in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. A gorge resident since 2007, Lisa cherishes time in the woods and exploring swimming holes with her family.