Staff Directory

SYRCL Staff Directory

Administration

Melinda Booth

Executive Director

Andrea Mason

Finance & Administration Director

Development & Membership

Julie Pokrandt

Development Director

Tony LeVeaux

Membership Associate

Watershed Science

Aaron Zettler-Mann

Watershed Science Director

Alecia Weisman

Watershed Science Program Manager

Kat Perlman

Forest Conservation Program Manager

Anne Marie Holt

Conservation Project Manager

Danielle Conway

Fish Biologist

Kyle McNeil

Ecohydrologist

Wrenn Cleary

AmeriCorps Monitoring Coordinator

Wrenn comes to SYRCL from Virginia, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. She enjoyed spending time in the Shenandoah National Park hiking and learning about the watershed, which inspired her to pursue a career in the water field. Her thesis focused on the effects of a small-scale dam removal project. After graduating, she worked in both Arkansas and Greece, but is now excited to explore the Sierra and spend as much time as possible in the river. In her off time, she enjoys backpacking and is looking forward to figuring out how to ski.

Summer Driscoll

AmeriCorps Restoration Coordinator

River People

Advocacy, Communications, Outreach & Education

Daniel Elkin

Communications & Engagement Director

Gianna Setoudeh

Policy Director

Monique Streit

River Education Manager

Maddie Davis

Community Engagement Manager

Joe Gillespie

Digital Media Specialist

Born in Alaska, Joe spent his early childhood camping and exploring the outdoors with his family. He attended Sacramento State University where he earned a BA in English. After graduating, he’s worked as a Reporter, Website Designer and Ecommerce Copywriter. He and his wife love the river and make sure to jump in at least three times a week.

Cynthia Ruelas

AmeriCorps Education and Outreach Coordinator

Rose Ledford

Science and Education Specialist

Rose grew up in the desert of southern California, mesmerized by the diversity in her backyard. She graduated from Sonoma State with degrees in Earth Science and Liberal Studies, as well as a minor in Geology. Her infectious curiosity and excitement for the natural world makes her a great educator and driven advocate for the natural wonders of the Sierra Nevada

rose[at]yubariver.org
(530) 265-5961 ext. 207

Jessica Haro

Executive Assistant

Born and raised in a small town in northern Germany, Jessica was ingrained with strong, environmental values by her mother, a staunch Green Party member. Jessica‘s grandparents owned a the tree nursery and she grew up playing and hanging out and in her favorite beech and birch. When she wasn’t roaming around in the forests or fields with her friends, she enjoyed planting with her grandmother and mother, who knew all of the Latin names of the plants .

Her father, a Mexican American “Chicano from LA“ taught her that people are all very different and the importance of embracing those differences. At the age of 20, Jessica decided to explore the world, learn English well, and move to San Francisco. There she worked in the medical tech industry as a CEO assistant and a project manager before she relocated to Grass Valley five years ago. Helping to preserve the natural environment of the Yuba River is a privilege to Jessica. She holds a BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University.

jessica[at]yubariver.org
(530) 265-5961 ext. 203

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Lívia Campos de Menezes

Film Festival Director

Eric Dunn

Film Festival Operations Director

Theresa Huck

On Tour Sales Manager

Jaimie des Tombe

Sales and Operations Coordinator

Kira Greene

WSFF Coordinator

Lori Poch

WSFF Venue Logistics Manager