Rynda Clark is passionate about wilderness, women, healing, and education. She directed the Department of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at UC San Diego for 17 years and was responsible for the needs assessment, planning, execution, and evaluation of national and international medical education programs.
After relocating to Central Oregon in 2007, Rynda began hiking with women in wilderness areas and rekindled her love for wild places that began when she was growing up in New Mexico. She shared, “…wilderness allowed me to connect with my health and spirituality in a way that nothing else did. I wanted to protect it for our future generations”.
Rynda was attracted to Broads because of her love of wild things, but also for the humor, wisdom, and humility she witnessed from Broads members and staff. She volunteered to be the Co-lead for the newly forming Central Oregon Broadband chapter, where she helped build a shared leadership model that allows opportunities for many passions and visions. She also completed the Oregon Master Naturalist program to learn more about environmental issues in her region. Although Rynda stepped down from a Broadband leadership role, she continues active engagement with her chapter, and has join Broads’ Board of Directors.