Lisa Arkin
Executive Director
Office: 541-465-8860
Email: larkin (at) beyondtoxics (dot) org

Prior to her work with Beyond Toxics, Lisa spent thirteen years as an educator and associate professor at both Stanford University and University of Oregon.  She has since accumulated deep experience in toxics use reduction advocacy, land use planning, environmental protection and strategic development for non-profit organizations. Lisa has served as Executive Director since 2005. | Read the Summer 2014 LandWatch interview (PDF)



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Communications Manager
Office: 541-465-8860
Email: jjcascade (at) beyondtoxics (dot) org

John was hired in April 2009 as Communications Manager and Business Outreach Coordinator. He has an extensive background as web & graphics designer and video producer and currently owns Cascade Creative Productions. He has also worked on numerous political campaigns, is a long-time activist for the environment and a supporter of a wide variety of peace, social justice and human rights campaigns.


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Krystal Abrams
Social Media & Pollinator Projects Manager
Office: 541-465-8860
Email: kabrams (at) beyondtoxics (dot) org

Krystal was raised in a Cherokee-Muscogee family in northern Florida. After graduating from a community college she embarked on a road trip across America which led her to settle in Eugene and study Environmental Sciences at the University of Oregon. During her time at the UO she collaborated with the McKenzie Watershed Council (MWC) and the McKenzie River Trust (MRT) to monitor and restore critical riparian habitat along the McKenzie River. After graduation, Krystal recruited and managed volunteers for the Walama Restoration Project, leading non-chemical environmental restoration work parties and nature hikes around the Eugene-Springfield Area. When she’s not reaching out to advocate for environmental education and conservation, you can find her whipping up some speed on a nearby bike path or hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Mysti Frost
Environmental Justice Community Organizer
Office: 541-465-8860
Email: mfrost (at) beyondtoxics (dot) org

Mysti was born in Billings, Montana and spent her early childhood years living with her family and community on Crow Nation land. She then moved to and was raised in Jalisco, Mexico.  She is bilingual and identifies as “bi-cultural” having had a very unconventional childhood living with indigenous communities in Mexico and Montana alike. She worked as a Financial Aid and Enrollment Services Lobby Assistant for Lane Community College which allowed her to help unconventional and international students like herself enroll in school and feel welcome in an academic setting. Mysti worked as a Legal Assistant at the Law Offices of Lourdes Sanchez. She worked over three years helping Spanish-speaking injured workers all over the state of Oregon access the law. Mysti heard many stories from farmers and heavy laborers about the toxic working and abusive conditions they were forced to endure. This fueled her passion for workers’ rights and her desire to help create safe work environments for all Oregonians. She joined the Beyond Toxics team in January 2017.

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