Conservation Staff

Curtis has worked for CalTrout since 2000. His passion for all things water led him to pursue a masters degree in Fisheries from Utah State University. His first job out of graduate school was with The Nature Conservancy living and working at the McCloud River Preserve where in between hatches he successfully finished his thesis. When he is not canvassing California for CalTrout, he lives in Mt. Shasta with his wife Amy and their two daughters Greta and Isabel.

July 12, 2019

Curtis Knight

July 12, 2019
Curtis has worked for CalTrout since 2000. His passion for all things water led him to pursue a masters degree in Fisheries from Utah State University.
July 15, 2019

Patrick Samuel

July 15, 2019
Patrick has been with CalTrout since 2014 and was one of the lead authors of the 2017 State of the Salmonids II: Fish in Hot Water report. Prior
July 12, 2019

Jacob Katz, Ph.D.

July 12, 2019
Jacob was born with gills.  Fascinated with what happened below the water line he grew up chasing fish in every creek, puddle, river and pond he
October 15, 2019

Jacob Montgomery

October 15, 2019
Jacob has an MS in Ecology specializing in plankton population dynamics and food web production. He currently manages CalTrout’s Fish Food program using Sacramento Valley rice
July 12, 2019

Darren Mierau

July 12, 2019
Darren has a Masters Degree in Fisheries Biology from Humboldt State University and joined CalTrout in 2011. Before joining the organization, Mierau worked on numerous North
July 15, 2019

Mary Burke

July 15, 2019
Mary is the North Coast project manager for projects on the Eel River, Mad River and Prairie Creek. In addition, Mary coordinates the CalTrout-organized Eel River
October 15, 2019

Mathew Metheny

October 15, 2019
Matt is an avid steelhead angler and fisheries scientist for CalTrout’s North Coast Region since 2016. A 20 year resident of the area, Matt has both
October 15, 2019

Marissa Adams

October 15, 2019
Marissa is an environmental planning and communications specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the field of water resources in the public, private, and
October 15, 2019

Raine Leblanc

October 15, 2019
Raine came to CalTrout in 2018 having worked in the nonprofit sector in both social services and social justice organizations. Raine has been a newspaper editor,
July 12, 2019

Drew Braugh

July 12, 2019
Andrew Braugh oversees a portfolio of conservation programs focused on recovering mid-Klamath Basin salmon and steelhead and improving water management practices on agricultural lands in Siskiyou
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