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Megan Abeyta

Restoration Forester

Megan Abeyta

Restoration Forester

Megan develops forest prescriptions, collects and analyzes forest inventory data, and provides technical assistance.

Rhiannon Ahimsa

Restoration Technician/Youth Crew Leader

Rhiannon Ahimsa

Restoration Technician/Youth Crew Leader

Rhiannon specializes in riparian restoration and vegetation management and provides crew direction and mentorship for youth training crews.

Sequoia Ahimsa

Education & Training Program Coordinator

Sequoia Ahimsa

Education & Training Program Coordinator

Sequoia manages Lomakatsi’s youth programs and training initiatives, working closely with leadership and operations.

Damaris Anderson

Finance Director

Damaris Anderson

Finance Director

Damaris provides expertise in financial planning, budgeting, financial analysis, risk management, and stakeholder communication.

Jordan Anderson

Ecological Monitoring Associate

Jordan Anderson

Ecological Monitoring Associate

Jordan works closely with the team to build implementation guides, design wildlife monitoring guidelines, and curate and analyze data.

Marko Bey

Founder & Executive Director

Marko Bey

Founder & Executive Director

Marko works in a variety of capacities, overseeing planning, development, and operations for all programs and projects.

Belinda Brown

Tribal Partnerships Director

Belinda Brown

Tribal Partnerships Director

Belinda provides leadership for Lomakatsi’s Tribal Partnerships Program and Chairs the Inter-Tribal Ecosystem Restoration Partnership.

Josh Budziak

Restoration Design & Implementation Specialist

Josh Budziak

Restoration Design & Implementation Specialist

Josh uses his extensive experience in ecological and technical forestry to design and implement restoration prescriptions.

Dakota Burgdorf

Tribal Crew Support Associate

Dakota Burgdorf

Tribal Crew Support Associate

Dakota restores land and ecosystem health as a part of the Tribal Ecological Forestry Crew. He is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

Liam Cislo

Restoration Technician/Youth Crew Leader

Liam Cislo

Restoration Technician/Youth Crew Leader

Liam helps manage Lomakatsi’s Ecological Workforce Training Program and works on a variety of riparian and watershed restoration projects.

Teresa Clark

Grants & Contracts Associate

Teresa Clark

Grants & Contracts Associate

Teresa supports the Grants and Contracts team with tracking grants, contracts, and accounts receivable, preparing invoices, and reporting.

Ben Cohen

Shop Manager

Ben Cohen

Shop Manager

Ben maintains and repairs Lomakatsi’s work trucks and equipment for our restoration work crews.

Braulio Maya Cortes

Lead Restoration Crew Manager

Braulio Maya Cortes

Lead Restoration Crew Manager

Braulio oversees all on-the-ground workforce personnel operations and serves as our cross-cultural workforce liaison.

Elias Villa Cortez 

Crew Member

Elias Villa Cortez 

Crew Member

After more than 30 years in forestry, 20 of them with Lomakatsi, Elias loves the job, the company, and the team of people he works with.

John Cymore

Restoration Operations Supervisor

John Cymore

Restoration Operations Supervisor

John serves as Lomakatsi’s Restoration Operations Supervisor, overseeing technicians, crew managers, and subcontractor activities.

Allayana Darrow

Communications Coordinator

Allayana Darrow

Communications Coordinator

Allayana works with the communications team to document and spread awareness of Lomakatsi’s work across forests and watersheds.

Brayden Donnelly

Restoration Forestry Technician

Brayden Donnelly

Restoration Forestry Technician

Brayden works with our technician team to gather forest data before and after treatments.

Harbor Engle

Crew Member/Squad Boss

Harbor Engle

Crew Member/Squad Boss

Harbor is a Crew Member/Squad Boss on our restoration workforce and supports youth programs as a crew leader and instructor.

Jamie Engle

Operations Director

Jamie Engle

Operations Director

Jamie provides leadership, management and vision to ensure proper administrative, human resources, and reporting procedures.

Faustino Gomez

Crew Member

Faustino Gomez

Crew Member

As a skilled restoration forest worker, Faustino enjoys working outdoors alongside his team and helping the forest.

Francisco Gonzalez

Crew Member

Francisco Gonzalez

Crew Member

The best part of the job for Francisco is that he loves trees and being able to help the forest.

Tom Greco

Communications Director

Tom Greco

Communications Director

Tom works with our communications team to raise Lomakatsi’s visibility and spread awareness of the important work we do.

Nahayah Harris

Tribal Crew Member

Nahayah Harris

Tribal Crew Member

Nahayah restores forest health as a member of the Tribal Ecological Forestry Crew. She is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

Therese Henning

Staff Accountant

Therese Henning

Staff Accountant

Therese supports accounting functions, manages accounts payable and reconciliations, and assists leadership.

Martha Valle Hernandez

Promotora

Martha Valle Hernandez

Promotora

Martha brings over a decade of experience as a community health worker to Lomakatsi’s Promotora Program.

Seneca Hescock

Tribal Crew Member

Seneca Hescock

Tribal Crew Member

Seneca restores forest health as a member of the Tribal Ecological Forestry Crew. He is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

Sylvia Holmes

Office Manager

Sylvia Holmes

Office Manager

Sylvia spends her days building systems and processes while assisting the Lomakatsi team with various exciting administrative tasks.

Carl Jackson

Tribal Crew Support Associate

Carl Jackson

Tribal Crew Support Associate

Carl restores forest health and supports tribal forestry crews as a driver and crew leader. He is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

Judah Jackson

Tribal Crew Member

Judah Jackson

Tribal Crew Member

Judah restores forest health as a member of the Tribal Ecological Forestry Crew. He is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

Shane Jimerfield

Program Director

Shane Jimerfield

Program Director

Shane serves in coordination with Lomakatsi’s team of directors to develop and implement programs and services.

Florencio Loa

Crew Member

Florencio Loa

Crew Member

As a skilled restoration forest worker, Florencio most enjoys doing chainsaw work and working on local projects.

Adam Lohman

Ecological Forester & Policy Analyst

Adam Lohman

Ecological Forester & Policy Analyst

Adam assists with forest restoration planning, monitoring and geospatial analysis, policy research, and engagement with strategic partners.

Antonio Lopez

Crew Boss/Engine Boss

Antonio Lopez

Crew Boss/Engine Boss

Antonio provides crew support and coordination, and supports Lomakatsi’s youth training programs as a crew leader and instructor.

Justin Moore

Lead Restoration Forestry Technician

Justin Moore

Lead Restoration Forestry Technician

Justin assists with project layout and design, monitoring, and inventory.

Nelonna Mortimer

Tribal Crew Member

Nelonna Mortimer

Tribal Crew Member

Nelonna restores forest health as a member of the Tribal Ecological Forestry Crew. She is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

Andrew Markham

Riparian Restoration Manager

Andrew Markham

Riparian Restoration Manager

Andrew engages with partner organizations and enhances Lomakatsi’s capacity to manage riparian and aquatic habitat restoration projects.

Aaron Nauth

Private Lands Stewardship Manager

Aaron Nauth

Private Lands Stewardship Manager

Aaron specializes in planning and project implementation to promote forest and habitat restoration through fire and fuels management.

Connie O’Henley

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Connie O’Henley

Grants & Contracts Administrator

Connie manages the flow between the program and finance departments to ensure efficiency of grants, contracts, and agreements.

Sonya Prislac

Accounting Associate

Sonya Prislac

Accounting Associate

Sonya helps our finance team with all aspects of bookkeeping and day-to-day operations such as payroll and accounts payable and receivable.

Ryan Puckett

Restoration Technician Manager

Ryan Puckett

Restoration Technician Manager

Ryan was a sawyer for a number of years, eventually becoming Lead Workforce Trainer and now Restoration Technician Manager.

Ricardo Ramirez 

Crew Member

Ricardo Ramirez 

Crew Member

As a member of the restoration workforce, Ricardo enjoys learning from other crew members about how to be safe and effective in the woods.

Francisco Cortes Rangel 

Crew Member

Francisco Cortes Rangel 

Crew Member

Francisco enjoys running chainsaw, piling, and restoring health to the environment as a restoration forest worker and burn technician.

Raúl Reyes

Forest Worker Advocate

Raúl Reyes

Forest Worker Advocate

Raúl works closely with our Promotora Program team to help improve working conditions and awareness of workers’ rights for forest workers.

Dallas Yellowhammer Soliz

Tribal Crew Support Associate

Dallas Yellowhammer Soliz

Tribal Crew Support Associate

Dallas supports tribal forestry crews to restore forest health and reduce wildfire risk. He is an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

Kaiya Spain

Restoration Technician/Youth Crew Leader

Kaiya Spain

Restoration Technician/Youth Crew Leader

Kaiya specializes in riparian restoration and supports youth crews as a leader and instructor.

Rob Strahan, PhD

Restoration Ecologist

Rob Strahan, PhD

Restoration Ecologist

Rob collaborates with our technical staff and executive team to integrate restoration science into project design and implementation.

George Swartzlender

Tribal Initiatives Project Manager

George Swartzlender

Tribal Initiatives Project Manager

George works with our inter-tribal team to manage restoration projects. He is an enrolled member of the Ajumawi-Atsuge Nation.

Abraham Tellez

Crew Member

Abraham Tellez

Crew Member

Abraham joined the Lomakatsi team in January 2017 with more than 20 years of previous forestry experience.

Roberto Tellez 

Crew Member/Squad Boss

Roberto Tellez 

Crew Member/Squad Boss

As a skilled restoration forest worker, Roberto's favorite part of the job is working outdoors and listening to the birds sing.

Arnulfo Tovar

Crew Member

Arnulfo Tovar

Crew Member

Arnulfo has been working in the forests all his life. The most enjoyable part for him is helping to restore forests with fire.

Lily Tso

Accounting Associate

Lily Tso

Accounting Associate

Lily supports all aspects of bookkeeping and day-to-day operations such as mileage expense tracking and check deposits.

Sean Voorhes

Fire Operations Manager

Sean Voorhes

Fire Operations Manager

Sean is responsible for planning and overseeing Lomakatsi’s prescribed fire operations and coordinating wildland fire hand and engine crews.

Kevin Javier Hernandez Villa 

Crew Member

Kevin Javier Hernandez Villa 

Crew Member

Kevin's favorite part of the job is being outdoors, and he looks forward to working as a wildland firefighter for Lomakatsi.

Alonso Ponce Villaseñor

Crew Boss/Squad Boss

Alonso Ponce Villaseñor

Crew Boss/Squad Boss

Alonso enjoys the freedom that he experiences doing restoration work and the cool people he works alongside at Lomakatsi.

Tomas Cortes Villaseñor 

Crew Member

Tomas Cortes Villaseñor 

Crew Member

Tomas enjoys being on a crew that helps the ecosystem and works to prevent severe wildfires.

Susan Wing-Hegstad

Senior Accountant

Susan Wing-Hegstad

Senior Accountant

Susan draws on her extensive knowledge of fund, non-profit, and governmental accounting to support and advance all finance team functions.

Walker Woodman

Restoration Forestry Technician

Walker Woodman

Restoration Forestry Technician

Walker works with our technician team to monitor forest stands and prepare units for fuels reduction activities.

José Pina Zepeda 

Crew Member

José Pina Zepeda 

Crew Member

José's favorite part of the job is doing chainsaw work and providing for his family.

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