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OGI combines expertise in glacier science, climate change and mountaineering to solve the problems facing Oregon's glaciers

Anders Carlson, Ph.D.

Anders fell in love with glaciers as an undergraduate student while conducting research at Matanuska Glacier in Alaska. After receiving his B.A. in Geology and German from Augustana College, IL, he earned a M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. at Oregon State University in glacial geology. Following a postdoc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, he was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then Oregon State University before co-founding the Oregon Glaciers Institute. Anders has studied glacier-climate change for 20+ years in the United States, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Scandinavia, Patagonia and Antarctica. 



Board President

Climber, Storyteller, Activist


Graham is an alpinist, storyteller and activist focused on cutting edge routes in the planet's big mountains and using the stories that he gathers there to make the world a better place. He cut his teeth in the high mountains of New Zealand and has been focused on climbing as it applies to alpinism ever since from Alaska to Patagonia to Pakistan and all over the lower 48 and Canada. For his climbing exploits, Graham won the 2010 New Zealand Alpinist of the Year and was a finalist for the 2014 Piolet d’Or (alpine climbing’s equivalent to an Olympic gold medal) and won the 2017 Cutting Edge Award from the American Alpine Club. He is the captain of the Protect Our Winters CLIMB team, on the board of the American Alpine Club and partner at the production company Bedrock Film Works.


Glaciology Research Intern

Geography, Oregon State U.

Aaron Hartz, M.S.

Secretary, Treasurer

Head of field operations



Aaron grew up skiing in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and developed a deep appreciation for the mountain environment. He went on to earn a B.S. degree in environmental science from Oregon State University, a M.S. from Nova Southeastern University in biological sciences, and a M.S. degree in oceanography from Oregon State University. For the past decade he has worked as a professional ski and climbing guide and is a certified ski mountaineering guide through the American Mountain Guides Association. In addition to being a co-founder of the Oregon Glaciers Institute, Aaron is also an avalanche forecaster with the Central Oregon Avalanche Center.

Faron Anslow, Ph.D.

Board Member, Glaciologist

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Faron grew up in Oregon, climbing and skiing the Cascade volcanos. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Oregon State University, a M.S. in glaciology from University of Calgary and a Ph.D. in glacier studies from Oregon State University. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, he currently leads the climate analysis and monitoring theme at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria, B.C. Faron's research focuses on observing and modeling glacier-climate interactions, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.

Kyle learned how to ski on the East Coast and later fell in love with climbing and mountaineering during a gap year program with NOLS. A passion for discovery and outdoor education collided in the study of Oregon's glaciers and exploring the wilderness that surrounds them. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Geography and Geospatial Sciences at Oregon State University and a certificate in Adventure Leadership through the Adventure Leadership Institute there.