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Board and Staff

Mattole Salmon Group Board and Staff 2010

Board Members

David Simpson, Gail Rosin, Michael Evenson, Ray Lingel, Lindsay Merryman, and Campbell Thompson.

Administrative Staff

Sungnome Madrone, Executive Director and Watershed Coordinator


Madrone holds an MA in Watershed Managementfrom Humboldt State University, and brings a wealth of experience to the Mattole Salmon Group. A veteran of the 1982 gathering at the CouncilMadrone Tree that led to the formation of the Mattole Restoration Council, he is known to many Mattole residents. In 1995, he received the local chapter of the American Fisheries Society’s Restoration Award, and in 2005 he was named Restoration Worker of the Year by the Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment.


Kate Cenci, Program Assistant

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Michigan State University. She has been working for the MSG since 2007, first as an AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program intern and later as the Program Assistant and Estuary Water Quality Monitoring Project Coordinator. In her service with MSG, Kate has worked on a multitude of water quality monitoring, instream habitat enhancement, and salmonid monitoring projects.

Jennifer Hayes, Resources Coordinator
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources planning and Interpretation from Humboldt State University. She served two consecutive years with the AmeriCoprs Watershed Stewards Project at the Mattole Restoration Council.

Linda Yonts, Bookkeeper
Linda moved to Humboldt County in 1977 to attend Humboldt State University and never left.  A registered organic farmer, mother, certified Zumba instructor and local landowner, Linda has been married to her husband since 1994 and has been the Mattole Salmon Groups bookkeeper since 1995.


Project Coordinators

Amy Baier
Amy has a Bachelor's of Science in Horticulture, and a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she also worked on forestry surveys for the University Lab. She has worked for the MSG since 2004, her first year as an intern through the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project.

Drew Barber
Drew has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Restoration from Prescott College, and has been doing various restoration projects in the Mattole since 1996; Drew has completed over five CDFG-contracted large wood structures in the lower Mattole since 2000.

Cam Thompson
Cam has been working with the MSG since 1996. He has worked with the CDFG and with Humboldt State University Foundation on wildlife surveys. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology Evolution and Behavior from UC San Diego.

Amanda Piscitelli
Amanda has worked on a variety of fisheries studies in Northern California since graduating from Humboldt State University in 2005. She holds her Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Planning with an emphasis in soils and currently enjoys working as a Fisheries Biologist. Prior to working for the MSG she has worked with USFWS,CDFG, and private consultants.

Project Staff

Will Kelly, Matt Hanington, Flora Brain, Jill Grbavac, Nathan Queener, Gary Fish.



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