The James River Basin Partnership is comprised of a dedicated Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and 3 proud & passionate employees that work with interns, service learning students, contractors, volunteers, and experts to achieve JRBP's objectives.



Tiffany Frey
Executive Director

Tiffany started her commitment to the James River Basin Partnership in September of 2006.  Initially, her introduction to the Partnership came during her stint as a JRBP Stream Team Assistant, as part of the AmeriCorps. This assistance eventually led to a full time Project Manager position. As Project Manager, Tiffany has worked in many areas including grant management, volunteer organization, event coordination, and particularly focused on Low Impact Development techniques and storm water reduction projects  (i.e. rain barrel program, education outreach programs, Storm Drain Reveal, etc.). She also received two Permaculture Design Certificates to supplement her water quality training.

As of October 2015, Tiffany has proudly stepped into the role of Executive Director at the James River Basin Partnership. She will continue to motivate her personal passion around storm water issues in urban settings. As a proponent of local community gardens, she also serves on the advisory board of the Springfield Community Gardens. Tiffany has been passionate about rivers and the environment from her earliest memories! She will continue to dedicate herself to water quality, our watersheds citizens, and the James River Basin Partnership. Keep an eye out for Tiffany floating on the James or sailing with her husband on Stockton Lake.



Brent grew up in Independence, Missouri enjoying his youth playing and exploring his family farm’s pastures and river bottoms. These experiences shaped Brent’s love for the outdoors. This passion eventually brought him to Springfield, Missouri where he received his B.S. in Wildlife Conservation and Management and a minor in Geospatial Sciences. Since graduating in 2013, he has worked for various non-profit organizations (such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks and the Discovery Center) that provide hands-on  education and service to children and families throughout the Ozarks. Now, Brent holds the title of Project Manager at the James River Basin Partnership where he focuses on outreach education, JRBP programming, volunteer organization, and grant management.

Since moving to Springfield, Brent has fallen in love with the Ozarks and the Springfield community. Brent is passionate about conservation and the outdoors and spends most of his free time hunting, fishing, mountain biking and volunteering for the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

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CHrista gammon
Membership & Marketing manager

Christa Gammon graduated from Missouri State University in 2011 with a B.A. in Advertising and Promotions and a minor in Design.  As a dedicated scholar-athlete during her time at MSU, Christa received academic accolades (i.e. Silver President Volunteer Service Award and multiple semester Deans List inclusions) as well as athletic distinctions within Division I Woman's Softball athletics (i.e. 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, NCAA National Team Appearance, and Second Team All Conference). Also during her education at MSU, she realized her passion for the non-profit world, which helped shaped the direction of her upcoming career.

After graduation, Christa traveled west and became rooted in Denver, CO where she became part of the marketing agency fiveseed LLC. With a focus in membership and the digital arena, Christa helped various non-profits, zoos, associations, and higher education clients reach their audiences and members, plan website layouts and content, conduct research, and construct/implement social media strategy and campaigns.

Recently Christa Gammon returned to the Ozarks for her next adventure. With her loving family and friends closer, she quickly re-embraced everything that the Ozarks has to offer. Now, she holds her current position with the James River Basin Partnership as Membership & Marketing Manager. Christa looks forward to addressing her community's water quality concerns and progressing our vital, natural surroundings alongside other passionate community members.

Board of Directors

President: Dave Coonrod

Vice-President: Jason Frantz

Treasurer: Tina Yearack

Secretary: Travis Cossey

Dr. Beth Bowles

Steve Childers

Louanne Danner

Gordon Day

Jim Fossard

Jessica Hayes

Bud Hogan

Dan Hoy

Ray Jones

Jim Lumpe

Martin MacDonald

Mike Owens

Brian Shipman

Miles Sweeney

Dr. Bobby Wixson

Mark Wood

Bryan Yates