To be the recognized leader in strengthening the sports turf industry and enhancing members’ competence and acknowledgement of their professionalism.
2018 OR-STMA Board of Directors
The ORSTMA works to uphold the vision with a commitment to provide quality educational and networking opportunities allowing members to find solutions to meet their own professional goals. We also actively seek feedback from our members to further improve our ability to meet our members’ needs and acknowledge their own work and experiences.
Athletic Field Manager Oregon State University Athletics
MS Horticulture from Oregon State University
Brian has been a member of the STMA for 1 years and has served as an officer for 1. He has 5 of experience in the turf industry including his time as a Graduate student at OSU where he worked part time managing OSU’s athletic fields and completes his research on synthetic and natural grass playing surfaces. He currently works to provide the best playing surfaces possible for OSU’s athletes.
Kevin White, CSFM
Athletic Field Manager: University of Portland
ORSTMA President Elect/VP
BS in Turf Management from Cal Poly Pomona
Kevin has been a member of the ORSTMA for 4 years and has served as an officer for the past two years. He has been a member of the national STMA for 13 years and has served on multiple committees during his 17-year career in the turf industry. He and his full-time assistant are responsible for maintaining 12 acres of natural grass and artificial athletic fields for NCAA Division 1 sanctioned sports, visiting professional clubs and university rec/club teams.
National Sports Field Specialist: Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply
ORSTMA Commercial Vice President
BS from Oregon State University
Tim Lambert has been a member of the ORSTMA for 6 years and has served as an officer for 3. He started in the turf industry as a Golf Irrigation Salesman and switched in 2011 to selling Sports Field Products in 2011. His current role with Ewing allows him to work with Sports Field managers of all experience levels in Oregon & Washington. His main focus is to assist with products and services to enhance the quality, playability and aesthetics for all levels of play.
Turf and Irrigation Supervisor: Portland Parks and Recreation
BS in Turf Science from Oregon State University
Jeremy Nelson has been a member of the ORSTMA for 7 years and has served as an officer for 1. He has 20 years of experience in the turf industry
Field Tech Consultant: Pacific Sports Turf
ORSTMA Treasurer/Membership Chair
BS Landscape Development from State University of New York at Cobleskill
Damon Richardson has been a member of the STMA for 7 years and served as an officer for 5 . He has over 25 years’ experience in the landscape realm (counting summers in high school through college) doing everything from operating a shovel to now creating solutions to repair or construct natural surfaced fields. He currently does estimating and consulting for Pacific Sports Turf on construction, field repair, field renovations, drainage, fraze mowing, infield soil augmentation, and water quality swale rehabilitation. In his “off time” he enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities with his wife and daughter (bouldering, hiking, bike riding, snowboarding, and playing outdoors). He is a Blazers and Patriots fan but roots for the Timbers, Celtics, and Red Sox.
Owner: Athletic Field Design
ORSTMA Communications Chair
Mike Hebrard has been a member of the STMA for 26 years and has served as an officer for 8. He has over 40 years of experience in the turf industry and has done everything between a plate and mound that any groundskeeper or player could do. He served as the Softball World Series president in ’94 and won the STMA Softball Field of the Year Award in 2012. Currently he assists field managers in the PNW by providing his services in logo painting, athletic field renovation, laser grading, field layout, and striping.