Council Members

Council members serve by appointment from their governors. Two are appointed from each of the four Northwest states.

The terms of office of Council membership vary by state (see legislation for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana).

Henry Lorenzen

Henry Lorenzen

email | 503-229-5171

Council Chair | Oregon

Henry Lorenzen, a third-generation dry land wheat farmer, is an attorney from Pendleton, Oregon, and was appointed to the Council to represent the state of Oregon in August, 2012. His term expires January 2018.

Prior to joining the Council, he was a partner in the law firm of Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem, LLP, and continues to serve the law firm on an “of counsel” basis. He is president of H&C Lorenzen Farm, Inc., a 4,000-acre eastern Oregon wheat farm.

Mr. Lorenzen is a past member of the boards of directors for the Oregon Historical Society and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

He has been a law clerk for Federal District Court Judge James M. Burns, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Department of Justice, a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a member and chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission. He has also served as a member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.

In addition to being a member of the Oregon State Bar, Mr. Lorenzen is also a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer and a licensed Certified Water Rights Examiner in the state of Oregon.

He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University, his MBA from Harvard University, and his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.

Bill Booth

Bill Booth

email | 208-660-4127

Council Vice-Chair | Idaho

Bill Booth, of Coeur d’Alene, was appointed to the Council in January of 2007 by Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. He also serves as a member of the Governor’s cabinet.

Mr. Booth was elected Chair of the Council in 2008 and 2009, and has served as Chairman of the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee. His term expires January 2019.

A resident of Idaho for 50 years, Bill is a former U.S. Air Force Officer and Senior Minerals Industry Executive in Environmental and Government Affairs. As an instructor for North Idaho College, he taught micro and macro economics, environmental economics and accounting. He has extensive experience negotiating state and federal settlement agreements and environmental permits in both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Booth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Idaho and is a Distinguished Military Graduate. He earned an MBA while serving in the Air Force.

In his spare time Bill enjoys exploring the Idaho back country, spending time with his family and seven grandchildren and is an avid fly fisherman.

Jennifer Anders

Jennifer Anders

email | 406-603-4013

Member | Montana

Jennifer Anders was appointed to the Council in January 2013 by Governor Steve Bullock. Ms. Anders worked closely with Governor Bullock during his 2009-2012 tenure as Montana’s Attorney General, tackling a number of high profile issues including energy development, water quality, climate change, public land management, and interstate water compact allocations. She has spent her entire professional career in public service, working for four separate Attorneys General in both the civil and criminal arena. Ms. Anders has a law degree from the University of Montana and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an avid skier and dedicated practitioner of hapkido, tai chi and qigong.

Bill Bradbury

Bill Bradbury

email | 503-229-5171

Member | Oregon

Bill Bradbury is one of Oregon's two representatives to the Council. He has long been involved in Oregon politics and environmental issues affecting the state. He has served as an elected official, both as Oregon's Secretary of State and as a member of the Oregon Senate, where he was Senate President. He directed the non-profit organization, For the Sake of the Salmon, during which he worked with Northwest Native American tribes; federal, state and local governments; and timber, agriculture and fishing interests. He travels around the state to present locally adapted information on global warming and was personally trained by Al Gore to give these presentations.

Tom Karier

Tom Karier

email | 509-828-1330

Member | Washington

Tom Karier was first appointed to the Council in 1998 and has served terms as the Council Chair and Chair of the Power Committee. He has also been a board member for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and co-chair of both the Northwest Energy Efficiency Leadership and the Northwest Wind Integration Forum. His term expires January 2019.

Prior to working with the Council, Karier was an associate dean at Eastern Washington University from 1995 to 1998 and professor of economics before 1995. During this time he also served as a Research Associate for the Jerome Levy Economics Institute in Annandale, New York. He is the author of three books, Intellectual Capital (Cambridge University Press), Great Experiments in American Economic Policy (Praeger), Beyond Competition (M.E. Sharpe), a dozen journal articles, and many more reports and Op/Ed articles.

Karier earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley with a major field in energy and natural resource economics. His bachelor's degree is in both physics and economics from the University of Illinois.

Guy Norman

Guy Norman

email | 360-816-1173

Member | Washington

Guy Norman was appointed to the Council by Washington Governor Jay Inslee in September, 2016.  His term expires January 2019. He has worked with the fish and wildlife resources of the Columbia River basin since 1977. He retired in 2016 after 33 years with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) where he had been the Southwest Washington Regional Director since 2004.  Guy also spent three years with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) as the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Director during 1999-2002 and was a private consultant for two years working on Columbia basin fish recovery projects before returning to WDFW in 2004.

For over 20 years he represented either WDFW or ODFW on the U.S. v. Oregon Policy Committee and the Columbia River (fishery) Compact. He has also been a state representative in domestic and international fisheries forums, including the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, the Pacific Salmon Treaty, and the North Pacific Anadromous Fishery Council. Guy has also been a state participant in several NOAA ESA forums, including the FCRPS BiOp Regional Implementation Oversight Group. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science Technology from Oregon Institute of Technology.

Tim Baker

Tim Baker

email | 406-603-4013

Member | Montana

For the last four years Tim Baker has served Montana Governor Steve Bullock as his Natural Resource Policy Advisor. In that capacity he has worked on issues ranging from energy development and water use, to wildlife, state lands, and mining. 

Tim was born in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he moved west to attend law school at the University of Montana. He worked for the Montana Public Service Commission as a staff attorney and Chief Counsel, and then with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, where he focused on air quality. After leaving state government he was Executive Director of the Montana Wilderness Association, and was working for Montana Trout Unlimited when Governor Bullock asked him to return to public service.

Tim lives in Helena.

Jim Yost

Jim Yost

email | 208-947-4080

Member | Idaho

Born in Rupert, Idaho and raised in the Magic Valley of Southern Idaho where he learned and applied knowledge of water, agriculture and natural resources.

Jim graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in 1968 with an Associate of Arts Degree and then Boise State in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

Elected in 1972 to the Idaho State Senate at age 24, the youngest Idaho Senator/Legislator ever elected and served two terms.

Owned and operated a dairy distributorship for a number of years in Wendell, Idaho and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 10 years. In 1988 he was named Assistant Public Affairs Director for the Idaho Farm Bureau and in 1991 was promoted to Public Affairs Director. In 1995 he worked for a time for the Northwest Power and Planning Council.

Governor Batt appointed Jim as his Natural Resources Senior Policy Advisor. He was retained by Governor Kempthorne from 1999-2006. He was retained by Governor Risch for his term. In 2007 Governor Otter retained Jim until the appointment to the Council in October.  His term expires January 2018.