Jaime Pinkham has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 1996.
Jaime is a citizen of the Nez Perce tribe and is vice president of the Archibald Bush Foundation in Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, leading their native nations program.
Prior to joining the foundation, he spent more than two decades working in the Columbia River Basin on tribal treaty rights involving natural resources. Jamie was elected twice to the governing body of the Nez Perce tribe in addition to managing the tribe’s natural resources programs, where he was involved in reintroducing grey wolves to Idaho, acquiring tribal ancestral lands in northeast Oregon, negotiating water rights and restoring salmon populations.
He has served on various tribal, conservation and education boards and currently serves on the Defenders of Wildlife board of directors and is board emeritus to both the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Jaime received a forestry degree from Oregon State University and also graduated from the Washington State Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Foundation's leadership program.
He is married to Tija Karklis and has two daughters, Lindsay and Alex, and one granddaughter, Tatum.
He also sings traditional songs with the Nez Perce Nation Drum.