Board Members

Ron Broughton ron

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.

Ralph Emerson

Ralph spends his evenings and weekends hiking on public lands. He is the General Manager of the Garberville Sanitary District and is an active volunteer in the Southern Humboldt Community. Ralph is a dedicated teacher of wilderness survival skills. He has served on the board since August, 2015.

Christina Huff

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 Lisin 

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.

    Sandy Miles

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 Riley

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.

Barbara Turner

Barbara’s career focused on design, sales and marketing while actively providing leadership to many organizations. She has always been an adventurous nature lover, gardener and believes strongly in preserving the Lost Coast region.  Barbara is LCIA’s Vice President.



Summer Adventure Camp

Summer Adventure Camp is a day camp where we bring children outside to experience nature. Our 2018 Camp schedule is now up!
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Lost Coast Interpretation Association is proud to host this year’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville. Learn More >>