About Us

Jamie Stamberger, Principal of Stamberger Outreach Consulting, has more than 10 years experience designing, implementing, evaluating and improving environmental education and outreach programs.  

Company Overview  Stamberger Outreach Consulting develops education and outreach programs to help non profits and government engage communities around environmental issues. We offer program coaching, implementation and evaluation services to help our clients do work that achieves measurable engagement and environmental results.  We are committed to helping clients create inclusive public programs that authentically engage diverse communities and improve environmental health. Our strong communication and coordination skills, detailed scientific approach, project management and technical experience, and strong relationships with local organizations allow us to efficiently utilize limited resources to meet outreach and education program goals.

See a printable PDF version of our Statement of Qualifications here. 

Company History Jamie Stamberger founded Stamberger Outreach Consulting in 2012 to provide consulting services to those seeking to improve environmental health through community engagement. Before launching Stamberger Outreach, Jamie worked as Healthy Streams Program Coordinator at the City of Gresham, Oregon, where she realized her calling as an outreach specialist, honed her skills in public relations, social psychology, grant-writing, and watershed science, and built lasting relationships with many stakeholders in her field. Jamie graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Conservation from Kent State University in 2006, where she conducted field research on aquatic ecosystems.

Education  Jamie holds a B.S. in Environmental Conservation 2006, Kent State University, Ohio, summa cum laude

Awards

2015, National Association of Counties Achievement Award for innovative county government initiatives, awarded to Clackamas County Water Environment Services for Watershed Health Education Program developed and implemented by Stamberger Outreach Consulting

2011, Columbia Slough Watershed Council Leadership Award for development of stream restoration partnerships on private properties

Languages  English, Spanish

Employment History 

Stamberger Outreach Consulting LLC., Principal – Portland, Oregon    June 2012 – Present Stamberger Outreach Consulting is a small consulting company specializing in environmental outreach and education program development, evaluation, and reporting for governments and non-profit organizations. Clients include local and regional governments, universities, community colleges, soil and water conservation districts, watershed councils, and other environmental non-profit groups.

Environmental Science Instructor –Art Institute of Portland, Oregon  Fall Term, 2015 Developed and taught a Bachelors degree-level course covering global, regional and local environmental sustainability, including local resources, pledges and essays focused on sustainable lifestyle choices. Lectures and assignments included sustainable agriculture and natural gardening, fossil fuels and climate change, water conservation, water quality and salmon, waste reduction and recycling, alternative energy and environmental justice. Duties also included exam preparation, grading and student support.

City of Gresham, Oregon, Healthy Streams Program Coordinator Oct 2006 – Oct 2012 Coordinated outreach and education programs to reduce surface water pollution through pesticide reduction, natural gardening, native plant/backyard habitat landscaping, stormwater management, and other residential best practices. Duties included education and outreach program planning, scheduling, implementation, and evaluation, development and delivery of presentations, lessons, activities and workshops for K-12 youth and adult audiences, public demonstration projects, communications, volunteer and staff management, partnership development, grant writing and reporting.

Kent State University, Ohio, Research Ecologist and Technician –Nov 2004 – Sept 2006 Conducted grant-funded aquatic ecology research including project design, statistical analysis, journal article preparation, and presentations at local and national scientific meetings. Assisted with aquatic ecology and plant reproductive biology field and lab research including plant propagation, cross-pollination, pollen fertility analysis, tissue collection, microscopy, DNA extraction and amplification, and tadpole, crayfish and fish ecology experiments. Also maintained the university’s botanical collections.

Professional Training

Facilitation Training, Resolutions Northwest – Portland, OR – Summer 2016

Mediation Training, Resolutions Northwest – Portland, OR – Winter 2016

Environment 2042 Leadership Program, Center for Diversity and the Environment – Portland, OR – 2015

Advanced Training in Community Based Social Marketing (Environmental Behavior Change) – Vancouver, British Columbia – Fall 2011

Betty Shelley “Less is More: Getting to one can of garbage a year” Waste Reduction Course – Portland, OR– 2010

Additional Experience

Oregon Adult Conservation Educators work group, Member – Portland, Oregon – Spring – Fall 2012

Intertwine Conservation Education and Outreach Committee, Member – Portland, Oregon – Fall 2012

Greater Portland United Nations Regional Center for Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainable Development Steering Committee, Member – Portland, Oregon – 2013 – 2014

Japan America Watershed Stewards Program, Educator – Japan – Summer 2012

Oregon State University, 4-H garden club teacher (3rd grade) – Portland, Oregon – Spring 2010

Metro Parks and Green Spaces, Volunteer Naturalist – Multnomah Co., Oregon – Winter – Spring 2008

Expertise:

  • Non point source pollution/toxics reduction
  • Low impact development and LID retrofits, project design and installation
  • Native and low maintenance landscaping
  • Riparian restoration, habitat enhancement
  • Community Based Social Marketing/behavior change
  • Outreach and education program development and management
  • Curriculum development and workshops for adults and youth ages K-12
  • Public relations strategy development
  • Database creation and management, program reporting
  • Recruitment, training and management of staff and volunteers
  • Volunteer event coordination and service learning projects
  • Stakeholder collaboration
  • Grant writing, management and reporting

Current and previous clients and projects:

  • Clean Water Services/Friends of Trees: Watershed Health Field Trip Program development, implementation, evaluation, in partnership with Tualatin Riverkeepers
  • Tualatin Riverkeepers: Interim Environmental Education Coordinator and summer nature day camp, ages 5-17
  • Verde: Scott School Rain Garden Project, grant writing/reporting
  • Cultural Vistas, Washington D.C.: Conference Coordination and Management, YSEALI Generation Earth sustainability conference for young Southeast Asian environmental leaders in ASEAN member nations, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District: Sustainable Urban Landscapes workshops, Native Plant Database
  • West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District: Stormwater Management for Challenging Sites workshop series
  • Clackamas Co. Water Environment Services, CCSD#1: Watershed Health Education Program for K-12 schools
  • City of Gresham, Oregon: rainwater harvesting demonstration project, rain garden workshops, downspout disconnection staff training
  • Oregon State University Extension Service: public natural gardening workshops
  • Washington State University Extension Service: public water conservation workshops
  • Mount Hood Community College: outreach and behavior change training, rain garden project assistance for Scholarships for Education and Economic Development international exchange students
  • Confluence Environmental Center: outreach and behavior change trainings for AmeriCorps volunteers
  • Lake Oswego Watershed Council: outreach materials development, web site content, outreach strategy development
  • North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council: development of canvassing project to gain partners for private property restoration projects, staff training
  • Adult Conservation Educators Northwest (ACE NW): collaborative group administration, meeting facilitation, agendas, notes, management of online portal