Meet Our Team Members

Tobiah Mogavero

Trail Stewardship Environmental Planner

US Army Veteran

Cecilia McMullen

Hike Lead

US Army Veteran

Rusty Lininger

Trail Crew Lead and Worm Farm Manager

Co-Founder, US Army Veteran

Serena van Vranken


Elena Lininger

Executive Director

Meet Our Board Directors

Anthony Griffin


Anthony is an Attorney at Law in Roseburg and grew up here. After high school, Tony joined the U.S. Navy, where he maintained naval nuclear reactors for nine years. He served on two Los Angeles class submarines stationed at Pearl Harbor, and was also certified as a navy scuba diver. Anthony received his law degree in Albany, New York, and then returned to Roseburg and founded TK Law, LLC. He is part of a Star Wars club, and is a board member of Shriners International.

Sam Gross 


Sam is a serial entrepreneur and is currently CEO of Loggers Tap House, Inc. Loggers consists of two restaurants, three food carts and a brewery called Old 99 Brewing Co. He is also a business advisor at the Umpqua Small Business Development Center and serves on a few other boards. Sam spent fourteen years in the U.S. Army, starting off as a private in the infantry and ending as a quartermaster captain. He spent a year in Afghanistan as a part of the global war on terrorism. His undergraduate business degree focused in entrepreneurship and was earned at the University of Oregon. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College. Sam also holds a graduate certificate in Public and Non-Profit Leadership from Chapman University.

Elena Lininger

Pro tempore Secretary and


Prior to this new endeavor, Elena worked in sales and customer service at the international company, Parts Europe in Germany. Elena received her Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business at Østfold University College in Norway, and a German diploma in Environmental Business Administration at the Trier University of Applied Sciences.

While being a part of the largest U.S. military community in Germany with her husband, Elena saw the harsh impact of combat, not only on him but on many other soldiers and their families. These experiences made her aware of the need to treat the health issues of veterans.

Benjamin Hanks 

Board Director

Ben Hanks earned his BA in Psychology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and his MA in clinical psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is currently studying for his Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology at George Fox. He has a service-connected disability from combat experiences in Iraq that fuels his desire to help other veterans find peace and healing. He is an avid outdoorsman having grown up deep in the Sierra Nevada foothills and spending much of his life immersed in nature, hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, and long-distance cycling. His survivalist spirit along with a strong desire to help others suffering from PTSD provides Source One Serenity with some great personal experience, education, and passion that helps achieve the overall goal of reduced suffering through a healthy, mutualistic relationship with nature.

Paul C. Eckel

Board Director

Paul Eckel owns and operates Steadfast, an injury recovery and human performance small business. Paul served nine and one-half years in the U.S. Army and spent four years in diplomatic and personal protection for a variety of private military companies. With fifteen deployments (910 days on the ground), Paul understands the pain of loss and the need for connection. He finds peace and harmony in the raging waters of the North Umpqua River with his four beautiful children. He believes the rivers of Oregon provide the spiritual and physical refreshment that can nurture and heal the veteran community.

Kevin Keller

Board Director

Kevin developed a love for Oregon while growing up, spending time fishing, hiking and camping in the summer and skiing in winter on Mt Ashland. Kevin spent 29 years in the Army and has multiple combat deployments, starting as a Private and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Since his retirement from the Army, Kevin has focused on conservation and serving his community as a volunteer. He served as the Interim Executive Director as well as a board member for the Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers, volunteered at the Douglas County Veterans Services office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife,

and is now a coach for the Roseburg High School and youth lacrosse programs. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University in Political Science and a Master’s of Science from Kansas State University in Adult Education.

Alex Alonso

Board Director

Alex, originally from Hillsboro, Oregon, is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon, where he obtained two BAs in Spanish and Global Studies with a concentration in human development and human rights. Currently, Alex works with NeighborWorks Umpqua as their new Energy Impact Specialist. In this role at NWU, priority is given to vulnerable community members, such as Veterans, to alleviate financial burdens associated with home renovation projects. Reflecting on his journey, Alex acknowledges the pivotal role played by his participation in the NorthWest Youth Corps at the age of 16. Spending five weeks across the State of Oregon, he engaged in various environmental conservation projects.

Three weeks were dedicated to building trails at the Stevens Mountains with a small group of high school students, an experience that proved transformative. Alex frequently reminisces about that summer, recognizing the profound impact the program had on shaping their current position and trajectory