Our Team

DR Michel

Executive Director

A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, DR has over 36 years of experience in forestry and natural resource management, as well as the technical and policy aspects of working for tribes. He served eight years on the Colville Business Council as both the Vice Chair and the Chair of the Natural Resource Committee. DR enjoys camping on the Columbia River.

509.209.2412

Lori Rothrock

Office Manager

A member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, Lori has over 20 years of experience working for UCUT. She keeps operations running smoothly and is responsible for office management and general administrative practices and techniques. She also spent four years working in an administrative position for the Spokane Tribal Business Council. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her grandkids, nieces and nephews.

509.209.2420

Marc Gauthier

Forest Practices Coordinator

Marc’s passion for protecting fish and wildlife started when he caught his first salmon as a child. He graduated from Evergreen State College with a double major in wildlife biology and film and video production. The need to protect endangered species drove Marc to work with tribes in forestry and habitat. Marc’s position at UCUT fulfills a life-long dream to ensure indigenous peoples and ecosystems survive, thrive and prosper.

509.209.2410

John Sirois

Committee Coordinator

A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, John (say’ay’) served much of his career within the Colville Tribes’ government as both Council Chairman and Council Member. At UCUT, John facilitates the collaborative intertribal committee process. Though John earned a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington, he feels fortunate he learned traditional ways from his tribal elders. 

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OUR COMMUNITY

6 months ago

"A 2017 study by environmental consultancy Earth Economics estimated improved management of the Columbia River could produce economic gains of $1.5 billion annually."

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6 months ago

"The Willamette River, a major tributary of the Columbia River that flows between Portland and Eugene, Oregon, is cited in this year's list for outdated dam operations that pose threats to water quality and the river’s imperiled salmon and steelhead runs."

The river advocacy group American Rivers has been rating U.S. rivers since 1984. Here's its selections for 2019.