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President - Andrew Fulks
Andrew has been a constant advocate for appreciation of the Putah and Cache Creek watersheds. He is the founder of Yolohiker.org, a local trails advocacy, hiking, and outings webpage. He is also the co-founder of the Capay Valley Hiking Club, an ad-hoc group of hikers that meet twice a month to hike in the watershed. Andrew is presently the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve Manager for UC Davis, managing 6 miles of stream and several hundred acres. His interest in in open space preservation and public access.
Vice President - Victoria Brandon
Victoria Brandon has lived in Lake County, exploring the local scene and hiking the local trails, since 1981. Her activist career began shortly after the 2000 election, when she began writing letters to politicians and others on behalf of various environmental causes, primarily at the behest of the Sierra Club. She was elected to the Club's Redwood Chapter Lake Group executive committee in 2004, and was Group Chair for five years, mobilizing support for the Wilderness Bill, the Cache Creek Wild & Scenic campaign, and numerous other local conservation issues. She's also a member of the Redwood Chapter executive committee and the Chapter political chair, the secretary of the Chi Council for the Clear Lake Hitch, a participant in the Cache Creek Watershed Forum, and a member of the Lake County Invasive Species Council, Lake County Weed Management Area, and California Invasive Species Advisory Committee. State Senator Pat Wiggins named her Senate District 2 Woman of the Year in 2008.
Treasurer - Jim Eaton
While Jim was a geology student at UC Davis in the late 1960s, he spent most of his time working on wilderness preservation with the campus group Active Conservation Tactics. He left graduate school to work for the local chapter of the Sierra Club and later co-founded the California Wilderness Coalition (CWC). After spending four years as the California-Hawaii representative of The Wilderness Society, he served as CWC's executive director for 17 years. He also is a co-founder of The Wildlands Project, an organization dedicated to restoring the native biodiversity of North America. He also serves as a Conservation Fellow for The Rewilding Institute. Returning to his roots as a volunteer activist, he currently is concentrating on protecting wilderness in the Cache Creek and Putah Creek watersheds when he is not out hiking with his canine companion Coso.
Board Member & Napa Branch Director - Carol Kunze