Ron is a retired banker. He loves working with numbers and has managed the finances for LCIA since its inception. Ron is currently LCIA Treasurer and is a founding member of LCIA.
Bergen Brell has recently relocated to Northern California from North Central Washington State where she had a native plant landscape design and installation business. She is a native plant enthusiast, and is thrilled to be learning an entirely different eco system and plant palette. Bergen has also worked with youth in an out door education classroom environment and looks forward to contributing to Summer Adventure Camp. Bergen looks to L.C.I.A. as a leader in outdoor education and preservation and shares their passion to inspire others! Bergen currently sits on the board as Vice President.
Christina is a retired coordinator of our local family resource center, now a trainer and consultant for family strengthening organizations. She enjoys backyard gardening and visiting and hiking on public lands throughout the country with her family. She’s proud to join LCIA in promoting environmental education and access for children and families in our community.
Cheryl is a landscape designer who specializes in native plants for California gardens. She operates a small native plant nursery and leads plant hikes for BLM, LCIA, Sanctuary Forest and the Southern Humboldt Community Park. Cheryl is currently LCIA President.
Holds a BS in Natural Resources Planning at HSU, served 6 years in watershed conservation with AmeriCorps, California Conservation Corps and the CA Dept. of Fish and Game. During this time she gained knowledge in salmonid habitat and watershed surveys. Working an additional 9 years with the Conservation Corps North Bay leading environmental programs focusing on watershed restoration, environmental education, and recycling. Returning to Humboldt County she has joined the LCIA team and is excited to share her extensive knowledge with the community of the Lost Coast.
Reta is a mother and an instructional aide at Whitethorn School. She has a degree in Natural Resources and has worked with children for many years. Her passion for inspiring a love of nature in children and adults makes her a good addition to the LCIA board. Reta is our Lost Coast Environmental Education Resource (LCEER) Education Coordinator.