Our Board of Directors consists of people with deep connections to the Feather River region.


Clare Churchill, President

Retired banking professional, Quincy

Clare is a long-time resident of Quincy, having first visited Plumas County as a child camping with her family at Bucks Lake. She is a graduate of Feather River College and CSU Chico and recently retired from Plumas Bank, where she was Vice President and Risk Management Officer. For balance, Clare enjoys teaching yoga, gardening, and spending time with her family. Clare and her husband Denny have been long time supporters of the FRLT, and becoming a board member was a natural fit for Clare.


Ken Roby, Vice President

Fisheries biologist and hydrologist, Greenville

Land Protection and Stewardship Committees

Ken is retired from a long career with the US Forest Service, where he worked as a fisheries biologist and hydrologist. Ken, who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from UC Berkeley, currently works as a consultant, specializing in watershed and aquatic resource management. He and his wife Marsha are long time residents of Indian Valley, where he can frequently be found hiking or riding his bicycle and coaching baseball.


Bob Marshall, Secretary

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Co-op General Manager, Portola

Finance Committee


Alan Morrison, Treasurer

Retired educator, Quincy


JP Harrison

Rancher, Vinton and Lake Almanor

Fund Development Committee

JP has lived in Sierra and Plumas Counties for the last 40 years. She and her husband Byrd are owners and managers of Green Gulch Ranch and have long been in the agricultural business. Together they have raised their children in Sierra Valley and they love the wildlife and wide open spaces. When JP is not working on her family ranch she is likely visiting their cabin at Lake Almanor and donating her time with Feather River Land Trust and Feather River College Foundation where she is also a Board Member.


Thomas Hayes

Retired healthcare CEO, Clio

Finance Committee


Bill Knudsen

Retired organic and natural beverage business owner, Chico

Chair, Fund Development Committee


Thomas Tisch

Consulting investor and engineer, Lake Almanor and Saratoga

Chair, Finance Committee

Tom has been visiting the Feather River region since he was a youngster, when he skied Mount Lassen in the 1950s. He grew up in the Chico area and enjoys his home at Lake Almanor. Tom is a consulting investor for high tech companies, and has many years experience as a board member helping businesses and nonprofits fulfill their missions. Tom has served on FRLT’s Fund Development Committee since 2009 and is excited to bring his expertise and support to the board.