Contact Us

California Tahoe Conservancy
1061 Third Street, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Phone: (530) 542-5580, Fax: (530) 542-5567


See below for a list of Conservancy staff.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed noon – 1 p.m.)

Land Management

Report an Issue on Conservancy land
Get a fuelwood permit

Land Bank
Daniel Huerta (530) 307-9428
Amy Cecchettini (530) 318-5509

Acquisition & Asset Lands

Media Inquiries
(530) 543-6057

Accounts Payable 

Public Records Request

Complete the Conservancy’s public records request form and send to

Conservancy Staff


Jane Freeman, Deputy Director


Michael Steeves, Chief Counsel I, CEA

Sara Lopez, Staff Attorney

Elena Neigher, Staff Attorney

Casey Strong, Staff Attorney

Paris Wagner, Legal Intern


Chris Carney, Communications Director, (530) 543-6057,

Human Resources

Stefanie Melendez, Human Resources Director


Brent Coe, Director of Administration and Information Technology

Accounting, Fiscal, and Budget Services

Matt Whalen, Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor)

Sue Ewbank, Associate Government Program Analyst & Small Business/DBVE Advocate

Jennifer Kline, Senior Accounting Officer

Aga Kuligowski, Accounting Officer

Maritza Lopez, Accounting Assistant

Accounts Payable, General AP Mailbox,

Administrative and Fiscal Services

Steve Byrne, Administrative Coordinator

Tallon Sandoval, Office Administrator

Information Technology

Bruce Cutting, Network and Security Administrator

Dan Mendoza, Geographic Information Systems Programmer/Specialist

Andrew Wilkins, Information Technology Specialist I

Natural Resources

Forest Schafer, Director of the Natural Resources Division

Community Forestry

Milan Yeates, Community Forestry Program Supervisor / Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor)

Juan Carlos Urizar, Associate Environmental Planner

Jason Pollard, Forest Management Planning Specialist

Alan Castner, Forestry Field Preparation Specialist 

Ryan Glazner, Forestry Aide

Jadalyn Hayworth, Forestry Aide

Kyle Schnapp, Forestry Aide

Sarah Traiman, Forestry Aide


Landscape Forestry

Jason Vasques, Program Supervisor

Whitney Brennan, Ph.D., Senior Environmental Scientist

Christine Aralia, Senior Environmental Scientist

Brian Hirt, Registered Professional Forester

Joseph Harvey, Forest Operations Specialist

Erin Ernst, Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)


Stuart Roll, Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor)

Scott Carroll, Senior Environmental Planner (Specialist)

Jen Greenberg, Associate Environmental Planner

Mark Sedlock, Associate Environmental Planner

Scott Cecchi, Associate Environmental Planner

Chris Mertens, Senior Environmental Planner

Robert Larsen, Environmental Program Manager (Managerial)

Land Programs

Kevin Prior, Director of the Land Division

Land Management

Shawn Butler, Program Supervisor/Senior Environmental Planner

Nick Meyer, Associate Environmental Planner

Kelsey Lemming, Associate Environmental Planner

Erica Uhor, Environmental Planner

Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Sarah Werick, Program Assistant

Evan Osgood, Crew Supervisor

Haley Lazar, Lot Inspector/Land Steward

Derek Friend, Crew Supervisor

Nikki Donnelly, Land Steward

Tahoe Livable Communities

Amy Cecchettini, Public Land Management Specialist III

Aimee Rutledge, Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)

Daniel Huerta, Environmental Planner

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