Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors consists of people who live, work, and in some cases, were born, in the Feather River Watershed.
Carl Chavez, President
Land Stewardship Committee
Carl is a graduate of Humboldt State College. He retired in 1998 as Northern Division Chief for all State Parks in Northern California after a 33-year career with the California Department of Parks and Recreation. In 1985 he was named the Department’s first “Superintendent of the Year.” Carl is the author of A Pathway Through Parks: A Park Ranger’s Reminiscing. He and his wife, Margaret, reside in Graeagle, near Plumas-Eureka State Park – a park he once managed.
Ken Roby, Vice President
Chair, Land Protection and Land Stewardship Committees
Ken recently retired after 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. Ken and his wife Marsha are long time residents of Indian Valley, where he can frequently be found hiking or riding his bicycle.
Clare Churchill, Secretary
Chair, Fund Development Committee
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 is in her twenty-eighth year with Plumas Bank, where she is Vice President and Risk Management Officer. For balance, Clare enjoys teaching yoga, gardening, and spending time with her family. Clare and husband Denny have been long time supporters of the FRLT, and becoming a board member was a natural fit for Clare.
Adrienne Stenson, Treasurer
Chair, People and Land Committee
Adrienne and her late husband Steve, moved to Portola in 1979 when they created Longfellow Building Supply. She recently retired from teaching after a 40 year career in elementary education, and is excited to bring her expertise and community relationships to FRLT’s education efforts. A former skier and hiker, Adrienne now enjoys walking in the Feather River country and loves being with her grandchildren, reading, photography, and retirement with her husband Scott Davis.
Bill is an energy consultant and the former Chair of the California Energy Commission. He earned his Juris Doctorate at Loyola University, Los Angeles, where he also studied engineering as an undergraduate. Bill and his wife Aggie live in Graeagle.
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.
Fund Development Committee
J.P. has lived in Sierra and Plumas Counties for the last 40 years. She and her husband Byrd Harrison 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 J.P. 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.