Shelton Douthit, Executive Director
Ellie Hinrichs, Membership and Administration
A Quincy native and Feather River College Graduate, Ellie moved back in 2015 and began volunteering at the Land Trust on various projects. She is excited to be the newest member of the Land Trust staff, joining the team in late 2016. As a hiker, gardener, snowboarder, and kayaker rooted in Plumas County, she is proud to be working to conserve open space and protect the Upper Feather River Watershed. Email Ellie.
Karen Kleven, Development Director
Nils Lunder, Stewardship
Nils has worked throughout the Feather River watershed his whole life. Since graduating from Humboldt State University with a BS in Environmental Studies he has studied local fisheries and wildlife, he has engaged in numerous restoration projects (including ecosystems and historic structures) and has acted as a facilitator for numerous collaborative efforts in the region. He grew up in Westwood and is committed to finding land management solutions that meet the triple bottom line of social, ecological and economic sustainability. Nils lives in Indian Valley on a small ranch with his wife Lindsey and their three children Adin, Jura and Aiyla. Email Nils.
Gabe Miller, Stewardship Director
Gabe came to Plumas County in 1994 to attend Feather River College and later graduated from CSU, Humboldt with a degree in Natural Resource Planning. Gabe has extensive experience in on-the-ground weed management, watershed restoration, and natural resources education. He has been working closely with the agricultural community and local landowners for several years. In his spare time Gabe enjoys snorkeling local creeks, playing ultimate disc and hiking the trails and peaks of the Sierra. Gabe is married to Elizabeth Powell who shares his love of family, friends and good food. Email Gabe.
Susan Payne, Operations Director
Susan, a business consultant and accountant, joined FRLT in 2002. Before moving to Plumas County, Susan was a Director with the Loma Prieta Community Foundation and served as its Treasurer for over ten years. She is a founding member of Sierra Farmstead and is currently President of their Board of Directors. Susan has a degree in horticulture and enjoys working in her garden and growing crops for our local CSA. She also loves sharing her knowledge of soil, gardening techniques and plant propagation with others, and works with the Digging In youth garden education program. Email Susan.
Vanessa Vasquez, People and Land Coordinator
Vincent Rogers, Stewardship
Greg Willard, Stewardship
Paul Hardy, Founder
Paul was born and raised in Portola and is a founder of the Feather River Land Trust. After earning a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from UC Davis in 1993 and a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from the University of Arizona in 1997, Paul moved back to Plumas County in 1998. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and cherishes the opportunity to share the places he loves with his children Emmalyn and Drew. Get to know Paul.
Katie Bagby, Fund Development & Communications
Robert Wade, Learning Landscapes Coordinator
Rob is a K-14 educator specializing in place-based learning in the Feather River Watershed. Rob coordinates FRLT’s signature conservation and education program, Learning Landscapes. He is also Director of the Feather River Outdoor School, Coordinator of the Plumas County School's Outdoor Education Program and a founding member of the Feather River Land Trust. Rob takes pride in his Feather River roots and can often be seen rock climbing, rafting or skiing the backcountry with his friends. Email Rob.