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