The Board of Directors and staff of any Non-profit organization is the lifeblood that
keeps everything going.
Linda's 20-year association with the land trust as a
volunteer, Federal agency (BLM) partner and local representative of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for 8 years prior to her retirement in 2015, have been fulfilling and rewarding experiences. Linda truly believes in the work of the Trust and their presence in our community. Since her appointment to the Board of Directors in 2015, she has supported the Land Trust programs and mission by relating her experience and knowledge to this important work.
Tim Keesey has twenty years of experience in natural resource management working for tribal governments, federal and state government agencies, and as a private consultant. His primary areas of interest are forestry and watershed restoration. Tim spends his free time trail running, biking, cooking and eating. Tim joined the Land Trust Board to assist in conserving and restoring the many beautiful ecosystems and working landscapes in Lassen County.
Jeff Fontana (Secretary)
Jeff is the public affairs officer for the Bureau of Land Management’s Northern California District which includes offices in Susanville, Alturas, Cedarville, Redding, and Arcata. He holds a BA degree in journalism from the University of Nevada. Jeff’s familiarity with the Lassen Land and Trails Trust stretches back to the organization’s beginnings. As a journalist, he covered the events that led to formation of a citizen group to save the historic Depot. That group evolved into LLTT. Jeff, his wife, Carol, and son, Christian, reside in Susanville.
Carol Curry, CPA
Tim Garrod (Director)
Tim Garrod’s agricultural experience and insights, as well as his experience in Resource Conservation drew him to join the Trust’s Board of Directors, where he currently serves as President. He has been a partner in owning and operating Bird Flat Ranch in Doyle for over thirty years. He has also served our Lassen County farming and ranching community on the Honey Lake Resource Conservation District, including as their Chairman.
Having enjoyed the Bizz Johnson and Susanville Ranch Park trails for years, Al wanted to help support our region’s trail system and felt he could bring a new perspective to the Board of Directors. As a retired District Ranger with Lassen National Forest, Al brings both natural and recreational resource management skills and experience, as well as general management skills, including personnel and budget considerations.
Janyne Little joined the Lassen Land and Trails Trust Board in 2017. Janyne fell in love with Lassen County and the wide open spaces of the west after moving to Susanville from the Midwest in 2012. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and currently works for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Lassen and Modoc counties. In her free time, she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, backpacking, and mountain climbing. She is passionate about showing off the best that Susanville and surrounding area has to offer.
Melissa, owner of Every Bloomin Thing in Susanville, and also a seasonal location in Chester, loves outdoor recreation. She spends every moment that she can with her partner Tim, and the family, enjoying this wonderful area we call home. Growing up in Montana and the Sierra Nevada range, she has experienced for many years the wonder of this area. Giving back in many ways through partnerships and classes, she believes that through education and experience we can all appreciate and help to further the cause of conservation in this area.
By day, Andrew Johnson is a Geographer for the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville, CA. However, In his free time, Andrew enjoys all types of outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, rock climbing, and backpacking. This love for the outdoors, especially in Lassen and Modoc county brought him to feel closely aligned with the Trust’s mission and goals. Andrew hopes to apply his skills in land management, vegetation monitoring, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and data analysis to help achieve the Trust’s goals.
Alison Agneray is a dedicated field researcher and avid outdoor enthusiast with over six years of nonprofit experience. She is currently working towards her PhD in Ecology and Conservation Biology at the University of Nevada in Reno. She is deeply passionate about conservation and loves the Lassen region, both its unique ecology and people! She spends her free time learning new plants and birds, hiking with her dog, kayaking, snowshoeing, and reading.
Advisors & Contractors
Randy Darrow /Bookeeping
Bill Faatz / Volunteer LCCA Manager
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