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Lee Davis, Executive Director

Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative
University Outreach and Engagement

Lee brings a wealth of experience to Oregon State and is responsible for leading long-range and strategic plans for the University’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative. He has served as the Executive Director of the Mazamas since 2012, a nonprofit education organization with a mission of inspiring everyone to love and protect the mountains, which was founded in 1894 on the summit of Mt. Hood.

His commitment to the outdoor industry spans decades including both his professional and personal pursuits. In the last two years, Lee has led efforts to create Oregon’s Office of Outdoor Recreation (HB3350), Oregon’s Outdoor Recreation Day (HB2143), helped to organize and build the Oregon Outdoors Coalition and collaborated on federal legislation with Senator Ron Wyden’s office.


Meredith Morrice, Strategic Engagement Manager

Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative
University Outreach and Engagement

Meredith is responsible for establishing and promoting positive, productive relationships between the Outdoor industry and the University in efforts to create a relevant and responsive workforce development programs. Meredith brings 10 years of professional HR experience with the past 5 in talent acquisition/management roles in the athletic and outdoor industries. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and Human Resource Management, PHR certified and is currently pursuing SHRM-SCP certification. 


Discover What's Out There for You

About OREI

The outdoor industry is a powerhouse of meaningful job creation and a driving force of Oregon’s economy, creating a unique quality of life in rural and urban areas and attracting new businesses and professional talent to our communities.

Workforce Training

Oregon State University has a proven track record of building custom and non-credit workforce trainings, from self-paced learning opportunities to online continuing education classes, and is uniquely positioned to do this work for the outdoor recreation economy.

Career Pathways

There are many job opportunities in the outdoor recreation economy for those with the right skills and experience. We are currently building a database of job openings along with various pathways to help you build out your credentials and get to work.