The Nesika Wilamut Board, along with Co-Director Tana Atchley Culbertson, is excited to welcome Steven Broncheau as the Network's new Co-Director/Director of Development. We are excited and thankful to have Steven on board to further the mission and vision of Nesika Wilamut, and to expand the funding streams for the organization.
Steven comes to Nesika Wilamut with over 13 years of experience in non-profit work. His work includes non-profit management, grant writing, event management, foundation relations, donor stewardship as well as business development and sponsorships. On behalf of Nesika Wilamut, Steven will work with network partners, individual donors, foundations, businesses, and local and state governments to procure and secure funding for the Willamette Basin and its tributaries.
Born in Berlin, Germany, and a member of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla, Steven has tri-citizenship - US Citizen, German and Tribal. Steven attended Western Oregon University, where he received his degree in International Business with a focus on finance and a minor in German. He brings great skills and passion for relationship building and networking, which benefits his new position with Nesika Wilamut.
“I am excited for this new role at Nesika Wilamut. To be a part of a team that will help ensure that the Willamette River Basin will thrive and be here for future generations to enjoy. I am ready for the challenge to make sure the basin will meet the needs of our growing area and to help make sure that marginalized people AND all voices will be heard and have access to the river.” As stated by Steven Broncheau.
As Co-Director and Director of Development for Nesika Wilamut, Steven will meet and connect with key stakeholders to ensure the vitality and economic sustainability of the Willamette River Network. Steven, in partnership with his Co-Director Tana, will make sure that current relationships are maintained and strengthened while developing new relationships and ensuring that all voices are represented.
When Steven is not working, you can find him researching new places to travel to and explore. Steven loves to visit local wineries and breweries, which are so dependent on a healthy and vibrant Willamette River Basin. He also loves to hang with his son, Anthony, who is attending Oregon State University. In addition, going on walks with his dog Coco.
The board is excited to bring Steven’s leadership to the Network’s vision for a healthier river basin for all. Welcome, Steven!