Lisa DeBruyckere is President of Creative Resource Strategies, a woman-owned consulting business based out of Salem, Oregon. Lisa has a bachelor's degree in journalism and bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife management, all from the University of Maine at Orono.


Lisa worked in a variety of natural resource and information and education positions for 21 years in Missouri and Oregon before starting her own business in 2001. She enjoys helping organizations achieve their communication needs.


She is an accomplished public speaker and facilitator, and enjoys the challenges and rewards of bringing stakeholders with diverse interests together to develop a shared vision. Lisa is passionate about the need to wisely manage and conserve natural resources and to ensure the public has information to support sound policy and management decisions.


Lisa was appointed to the OSU Graduate Faculty in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Marine Resource Management Program in 2021. She is an Affiliate Faculty member of the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and a Courtesy Faculty Member in the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program at Oregon State University.

She is a member of The Wildlife Society, Society of American Foresters, National Association for Interpretation, Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.


In 2014, Lisa received the Sandra Denyes Diedrich Award by the State of Oregon for extraordinary efforts to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species.


In 2009, Lisa received the Award for Professional Excellence from the University of Maine at Orono for recognition of years of service to the wildlife profession.  


In 1984, Lisa was certified a member of the Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society at the University of Maine at Orono for maintaining a high rank in scholarship and personal achievement in forest resources management.