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Justin Sutton

Justin grew up in Colorado and has always had a passion for the outdoors. He moved to California to pursue a degree in aquatic biology from UCSB and a master’s in city and regional planning from Cal Poly. Justin first worked with CCSE as an intern while attending grad school and is honored to now serve on… Read more »

Devin Best

Devin grew up in San Luis Obispo, spending time hiking and biking on many of the local trails.  He has his bachelor’s degree in ethnobotany from Humboldt State University, but quickly found a keen interest in watershed restoration and fisheries work after his time in Watershed Stewards Program.  He has been working in ecological restoration… Read more »

Katie Keefe

Katie received her bachelor’s of science degree in environmental health from Colorado State University in 1992. After working in the field of environmental program management for almost 20 years in both the private and public sectors, she decided to return to school to pursue a master’s degree in the environmental/natural resources field. In December 2016,… Read more »

Ron Bryant

Ron started with CCSE as a volunteer for our Trout in the Classroom program. He loved the opportunity to talk to young students about the science and art of flyfishing. He started fishing at the age of eight and had been an advocate for healthy rivers and creeks since the early 1960s. He has been… Read more »

Lew Leichter

After spending the greater portion of his life in and around Los Angeles, along with his wife Sylvia, Lew followed the lead of their daughter and son, both of whom attended Cal Poly, and moved to the Central Coast in 1993. He has enjoyed every moment since in this wonderful area. Lew is a recently retired accountant with a… Read more »

Douglas Daniels

Doug studied aerospace engineering at the University of Arizona. Most recently, he spent 20 years with the County of Inyo Water Department as Contract Manager and Assistance Director working to re-water the Owens Valley. Prior to that he served as Contact Manager and Master Scheduler for over 20 years for various aerospace companies in Southern… Read more »