Mid Klamath Watershed Council Staff


Will Harling: Director, Fisheries/Fire and Fuels Co-director 
– “I work closely with partner organizations, scientists, land managers, and landowners, to ensure MKWC plans and implements restoration projects that are supported by science and the community. My work as co-director of the Fire and Fuels and Fisheries Program allows me to stay connected with the realities of work on the ground, but strong leadership from Charles and Nancy within these programs allows time so I can also contribute to regional fire and fisheries forums through products like the recent documentary on prescribed burning in Northern California." 
e-mail: will@mkwc.org phone extension: 1005#


Luna Latimer: Director
- “I assist program directors with strategic implementation of their program’s goals and objectives. This can include securing funding, building relationships with partners and contractors, prioritizing research and monitoring to better understand the effects that our work is having, assisting with bureaucratic hurdles, creating a safe working environment, and helping tell the story of this place and our relationship to it. I communicate with the Board of Directors to ensure they have proper oversight of the organization and that we are fulfilling our mission. I oversee the administration department including creation of policies and procedures, IT support, and human resources. 
e-mail: luna@mkwc.org phone extension: 1006#



Carol Earnest: Associate Director, Community & Stewardship Program Director -

e-mail: carol@mkwc.org phone extension: 1001#



Charles Wickman: Fisheries Program Co-Director -  e-mail: charles@mkwc.org phone extension: 1002#



Erica Terence: Outreach and Development Program Director - e-mail: erica@mkwc.org phone extension: 1001#



Myanna Nielsen: Administrative Director - e-mail: myanna@mkwc.org phone extension: 1004#



Nancy Bailey:
 Fire and Fuels Program Co-Director - 
“As part of Fire and Fuels I coordinate planning and implementation of brushing projects on private property in the area. The objectives are wildlife habitat restoration, creating a fire-safe community, and preparing areas for broadcast burns, as we move toward our vision of returning historic fire regimes to the landscape. The MKWC’s Roads Program, still in its infancy, will continue to grow as funding is secured for roads assessments and projects to implement road restoration, aimed at reducing and protecting against excessive sediment delivery into our streams and rivers. As director of the Native Plant Program, I coordinate summertime seed collecting for restoration projects and facilitate MKWC involvement in the collaborative “Karuk Native Plant Demonstration Garden” which is located behind the clinic in Orleans.”
e-mail: nancy@mkwc.org  phone extension: 1003#


Tanya Chapple: Plants Program Director - e-mail: tanya@mkwc.org phone extension: 1009#




Project Coordinators

Brendan Twieg: Technical Expert - “I assist with data collection and provide data analysis and mapping for fuels reduction and forest restoration projects in order to re-establish fires that are more frequent, less severe and more easily controlled. I also help coordinate a program between MKWC and the Karuk Tribe that aims to prevent and strategically respond to the potential arrival of the pathogen that causes sudden oak death.” 
e-mail: brendan@mkwc.org

Chris Root: Fire and Fuels Project Coordinator - 
“As the PC I do landowner coordination, install hoselays, construct fire lines, and conduct controlled burns to reduce surface fuels on private property in Orleans and Somes Bar.  I am also on the brushing crew which mechanically reduces fuels up to 10 inches in diameter to reduce surface fuel, canopy density, and prepare areas for use of controlled fire. As a MWKC staff member I work seasonally with the youth internship program, Klamath Siskiyou Outdoor School, and I work on the weeds/invasive plants crew.”
email: chris@mkwc.org phone extension: 1003#

Eric Darragh: Fire and Fuels Program Manager - email: ericdarragh@mkwc.org  phone extension: 1003#

Erin Cadwell:
 IT Coordinator - e-mail: erin@mkwc.org

Jimmy Peterson:
 Fisheries Monitoring Program Coordinator/Fisheries Project Coordinator -  
“I perform water quality and habitat monitoring at MKWC and partner organizations’ project sites throughout the Mid Klamath region. I assist other project coordinators in field activities and fisheries program management. I supervise fisheries field technicians on projects such as MKWC’s fish passage improvement project and cooperative Fall Chinook spawner surveys. 
e-mail: jimmy@mkwc.org  phone extension: 1002#

Jodie Pixley: WKRP Partnership Coordinator - e-mail: jodie@wkrp.network

Lauriebelle Adams: Youth Programs Coordinator - e-mail: laurieadams@mkwc.org

Michael Max Hentz: Fire and Fuels and Fisheries Project Coordinator - 
“I work in multiple roles within the Fire & Fuels, Plants and Fisheries programs. I am involved in long term MKWC projects including the Western Klamath Restoration Project and the Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX). Ongoing field work includes fuels reduction and prescribed fire planning and implementation on private lands, invasive weed eradication, repeat photo-monitoring as well as fisheries surveys and fisheries restoration activities. I live with my wife Serena and son Ray Vincent in the Elk Creek watershed and graduated from Humboldt State University in 1995 (B.S. Natural Resources).”
e-mail: michaelmax@mkwc.org


Michael Stearns:
 Panamnik Building Coordinator - “I coordinate the Panamnik Building by managing finances and payments, planning and implementing building and property repairs and improvements, working with Fundraising Coordinator on events, coordinating with other staff on support of all programs and their uses of the PB, and some sundry bookkeeping duties such as MKWC's retirement plan.”
e-mail: michael@mkwc.org phone extension" 1001#

Mitzi Wickman:
 Fisheries Project Coordinator, GIS Specialist - “I assist in the design and implementation of fisheries restoration projects as well as conduct fish, water quality, and topographic surveys. I also create maps for these surveys using ArcGIS.”
e-mail: mitzi@mkwc.org phone extension: 1002#

Administrative Staff

All Administrative staff can be reached at (530)627-3202 extension 1004#

Reception can be reached by dialing (530) 627-3202 and press 0

Amanda Rudolph: Administrative Assistant/Accounts Payable - email: amanda@mkwc.org

Blythe Reis:
 Administrator, Events Coordinator - email: blythe@mkwc.org

Heather Campbell:
 Grants Administrator, Wildlife Program Director - “I assist program directors and coordinators in all programs and ensure the smooth running of the office. Among other things I engage in fieldwork, project coordination and assistance, book keeping, and office management.”
email: heather@mkwc.org


Leslie Laird: Payroll Specialist - email: lesli@mkwc.org

Field Technicians, Program Assistants, & Crew Leaders


Amanda Yancy: Plants Program Field Technician - 

Andrew Somers: Fire and Fuels Field Technician - 

Brandon Tripp: Fire and Fuels Field Technician - 

Chad Wilder: Fire and Fuels Field Technician - 

David Lambert: Fire and Fuels Field Technician - 

David Topps: Fire and Fuels Field Technician - 

Teri Chanturai: Plants Program Field Technician - terichanturai@mkwc.org

Eric Fieburg: Fisheries Field Technician - 

Eric Nelson: Fire and Fuels Crew Leader - email: eric@mkwc.org  phone extension: 1003#

Esther Andrews:
 Fire and Fuels Field Technician - elben@mkwc.org

Florance Condos: Fisheries Field Technician - 

George Vest: Fire and Fuels Crew Leader - georgevest@mkwc.org

Jason Jackson: Fisheries Senior Technician - jason@mkwc.org

Jess McLaughlin: Fire and Fuels Field Technician - 

Pamela Ward: Panamnik Building Custodian - 

Rachel Krasner: Fisheries Field Technician - 

Rudy Galindo: Field Technician (multiple programs) - rudy@mkwc.org

Silas Yamamoto: Fire and Fuels Field Technician - 

Will Harling
Luna Latimer
Carol Earnest
Charles Wickman
Erica Terence
Myanna Nielsen
Brendan Twieg
Chris Root
Eric Darragh
Jimmy Peterson
Michael Max Hentz
Michael Stearns
Mitzi Wickman
Amanda Rudolph
Blythe Reis
Heather Campbell
Lesli Laird
Eric Nelson