Our Team

Dana Siebert

Managing Director

Dana assumed the role of Managing Director in 2023, but he has been integral to Onward’s success since its inception. In his current role, he champions economic development initiatives to promote regional innovation, economic growth, and prosperity for all. By strategically engaging partnerships, Dana leverages opportunities and paths forward to bolster the Eugene Area economy.

Holly Mar-Conte

Child Care Sector Strategist

Holly has nearly 20 years of experience working at local nonprofits, primarily focused on improving outcomes for kids and families in our community. In her current role, she convenes and supports employers, child care providers, parents and families, and early learning stakeholders to identify promising strategies to increase access to affordable, quality child care in Lane County.

Skye Ten Eyck

Program & Events Manager

Skye’s background is in nonprofit development and strategic communications, having supported many local organizations from Hope & Safety Alliance to Sponsors, Inc. and beyond. In her current role, she oversees Onward’s women’s program, organizes Business on Tap, handles operations at the Innovation Hub @ 942 Olive, and manages Onward communications.

Our Board

Denny Braud
City of Eugene

John Barofsky
Beppe and Gianni’s Trotteria

Allan Benevides
Eugene Emeralds

Steve Mokrohisky
Lane County

Brittany Quick Warner
Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Erik Parrish
King Estate Winery

Katherine Moyer
Hershner Hunter

Matt Roberts
University of Oregon

Joy Pendowski
Chambers Construction

Susan Blane
PeaceHealth Medical Center

Nigel Francisco
Merete Hotel Management Group

Michael Allen
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Jenny Bennett
Summit Bank


Guiding Principles


Engage and collaborate with partners and stakeholders across the region; when we collaborate in our economic development activities and strategies, we become stronger and more competitive.


Employ robust data to drive strategy; we are building an online information hub that will enable Onward Eugene and its partners to identify challenges, respond effectively, and track progress.


Seek and deploy creative approaches to driving economic and community growth; Onward Eugene will research best practices, convene key regional partners, and catalyze creative growth solutions.


Improve equality of access to opportunity; we view equity as an economic issue and are committed to connecting marginalized individuals and families to education and employment opportunities.


Pursue objective measures and ensure transparency; Onward Eugene has identified key performance indicators to track and report to the community in a clear, concise, and candid fashion.