Rose received a BS in Environmental Science and Management from Cal Poly Humboldt State University. Having worked in the field of restoration for nearly seven years she feels a strong sense of shared appreciation for Mad River Alliance’s unique contribution to the field of restoration ecology, conservation, and community involvement. Rose eagerly assists in cultivating sustainable relationships aimed towards restoring and protecting the Mad River Watershed.
Dave is the founder of Mad River Alliance. He has been working in river restoration, monitoring and research since 1983. Dave got his start in stream restoration volunteering with fellow high school students in Petaluma and working to restore Steelhead runs in San Francisco Bay's Adobe Creek in Palo Alto. He holds a MA in Biology, with and emphasis in watershed ecology. He worked on Coho salmon studies, as a science education consultant and program director for Web of Life Field School.
Steffen is a lifelong Humboldt County resident. From an early age he was introduced to the fields of watershed management, riparian health and salmonid restoration. He has done extensive work in these fields throughout the county and around Humboldt Bay. Steffen now serves on the board as secretary. In addition he assists as field coordinator in invasive plant management and native planting efforts. Steffen is committed to improving the health of our local watersheds and associated ecosystems.
Tim grew up near the Carmel River in Monterey County. He has worked in fisheries conservation, recreation, enforcement and harvest management for more than 40 years, including 29 years as a NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Special Agent. Tim has advised the Pacific Fisheries Council on enforcement regulations and helped Klamath Indigenous Tribes protect salmon in the Klamath River Watershed. He and his wife live in Fieldbrook and organize Lindsay Creek restoration and educational programs.
Sadie, born and raised in Humboldt County, received her BS in Environmental Science at the Univ. of Oregon and completed in the UK her MS in Geospatial and Remote Sensing Sciences. As a PhD candidate at the Univ. of Washington she studies the effects of timber harvesting on native pollinators in coniferous forests of Western Washington. Her work has included the use of satellites and drones to track the giant human figures on Easter Island; and algorithms to find palm oil plantations in Liberia.