Executive Director and Lomakatsi’s co-founder, Marko works in a variety of capacities, overseeing all aspects of planning, development, and operations for the organization’s programs and projects.
Co-Director and co-founder of Lomakatsi, Justin serves as the organization’s Contract Administrator and Chief Financial Management Officer.
Lomakatsi’s Development Director, Sheila Foster Carder brings more than twenty years of fundraising experience to the organization, helping to support our work as well as that of our tribal and agency partners.
The Program Director serves in coordination with Lomakatsi’s team of directors to develop and implement programs and services.
Starting from the ground up, Aaron has worked for Lomakatsi since 1998 in variety of capacities throughout the organization. As the Restoration Operations Director, he currently manages many contracted projects and active partner initiatives for Lomakatsi’s Restoration Program.
Belinda works as a community liaison, engaging with tribal elders, tribal councils, cultural resource monitors and tribal department staff.
As Lomakatsi’s Communications Associate Lilia works to further
knowledge and understanding of our work throughout the community and
Connie joined Lomakati’s team in April of 2016. She works in two areas of administration by maintaining daily office operations and assisting staff, and supporting the CFO and Accountant in the management of Lomakatsi finances.
As Lomakatsi’s Bookkeeper, Lori works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and administrative staff, providing assistance in the financial aspects of the organization.
Restoration Project Technical and Implementation Staff
Having been with Lomakatsi since 1999, as the Project Design and Implementation Division Supervisor, Josh uses his extensive experience in ecological and technical forestry, botany, restoration silviculture, GIS mapping, fuels reduction, and logging systems layout to design and implement ecological restoration prescriptions.
As Lomakatsi’s lead forester Andy develops, designs and implements forest and woodland restoration projects.
Niki manages Lomakatsi’s Restoration Ecology Education Program that includes streamside adopted site shade house nursery management, community engagement, and restoration ecology curriculum development.
Sean Prive began working for Lomakatsi in the spring of 2016, serving as the organization’s Restoration Ecologist. Sean works closely with Lomakatsi’s technical staff, helping to integrate the best available science into restoration project design, practice and implementation.
John serves as Lomakatsi’s Workforce Operations Manager, overseeing Restoration Crew Managers, workforce personnel and subcontractor activities.
As the Lead Restoration Crew Manager, Braulio oversees all on-the-ground workforce personnel operations. Using his Spanish/English bi-lingual skills to direct operations, he serves as Lomakatsi’s cross cultural workforce liaison engaging Latino, Native American and Euro-American workers.
Joe directs Klamath Tribal crew members in the labor intensive aspects of on-the-ground work inherent in restoration project implementation.
Jeff oversees and inspects timber operators and forestry contractors hired by Lomakatsi to implement restoration forestry projects on Forest Service stewardship projects. He is also a key member of the organization’s team of restoration forestry technicians where he does project layout, data collection, site surveys, tree marking and monitoring.
Ryan Puckett has been with Lomakatsi since 2008. During this time, Ryan has served in a number of roles. Originally part of Lomakatsi’s labor restoration workforce, Ryan was a sawyer for a number of years, eventually becoming Lead Workforce Trainer and managing a variety of crews. As the needs of the organization increased, Ryan was able to transition into the technical side of restoration. With mentoring from Lomakatsi technicians and partners he was soon helping with different stewardship projects throughout Oregon.
Justin works to coordinate Lomakatsi Ecological Service’s contracts and workforce for fire and fuels projects including wildfire suppression and prescribed fire. He has an extensive background in the fire service both in the wildland and structurally, having spent over 6 years as a volunteer firefighter as well as a career wildland firefighter.