Jeff Parker is the Executive Director of Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), based in Eugene, OR. Started in 1984, NYC works throughout a 5 state area, serving over 1,100 teens each year in outdoor conservation programs that combine education, community, leadership, empowerment, and challenge. NYC operates residential backcountry crews, community based corps programs, a fully accredited alternative high school, summer day programs for pre-teens, and a 2 acre organic farm. In 2011, NYC crews completed over 190,000 hours of conservation projects for public land management agencies.
Jeff began his career with Northwest Youth Corps in 1994, serving as Program Director and Administrative Director. During a four year break from NYC, he was a partner in a commercial construction company, completing large developments in Oregon, California, and Nevada. Jeff has significant experience in strategic development, coordination, and execution of complex public and private projects.