Karl is the Environmental Management Supervisor for the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB). He has spent the last eleven years at EWEB developing and implementing a drinking water source protection program to safeguard Eugene’s sole source of drinking water- the McKenzie River. Prior to EWEB, Karl spent 10 years at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and seven years as an environmental consultant managing high priority cleanups at abandoned hazardous waste sites and responding to hazardous material spills. He received a bachelors degree in geography from the University of Kansas. Karl is on the Board of Directors of the East Lane Forest Protection Association; serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development; and is President for the Oregon Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils.