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Marie Simonds Bio

Marie Simonds joined Wild Rivers Coast Alliance in 2012 and is currently the Program Manager. WRCA is a grant making arm of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, providing funding and technical assistance to organizations throughout the region. Prior to joining WRCA, Marie was the Executive Director of the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation where she led scholarship fundraising efforts for students as well as the SWOCC Head Men’s and Women’s golf coach.

Marie is an active member of the Bandon School Board and takes great pride and personal responsibility in her duty to serve and represent constituents for the betterment of our local school system. She is also engaged on other boards and committees including: Travel Southern Oregon Coast, South Coast Development Council, Greater Bandon Association Economic Development Committee, Wild Rivers Coast Forest Collaborative, Oregon South Coast Regional Tourism Network, Coos County Housing Action Team, Curry Housing Action Team, and the Gorse Action Group.

Marie is also a member of the Oregon Community Foundation South Coast Leadership Council and is the current co-chair of the GO Kids initiative.

Marie and her husband Jeff have lived in the area for over 15 years and have two boys, Peyton (12) and Jackson (9). They enjoy exploring and playing on the South Coast including golfing, biking, paddle boarding, and hiking.