Jamie McLeod-Skinner spent part of her childhood in the Midwest, East Africa, and Southern Oregon. She has managed repairs of schools in war torn countries, designed water systems, mediated community disputes, resettled refugees, managed natural resources, facilitated organizational capacity building, managed a small city through wildfire recovery, and served on a city council. Jamie has degrees in engineering, planning, and law as well as certificates in leadership, government ethics, and human rights. Jamie serves on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and on the Jefferson County Education Service District Board. She and her wife live in Central Oregon, on land ceded by the Warm Springs Tribes in the 1855 Treaty.