River Partners' mission is to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment.

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Board and Staff

River Partners is a nonprofit conservation organization where farmers and ecologists work together. We are committed, in principle and in practice to preserving and restoring California's rivers and fragile riparian ecosystems.

Board of Directors

River Partners Board of Directors (circa 2007)

Kara Baker, KVB, Inc.
John Carlon, Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm
Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Allen Hackett, Hackett Farming
Mark Kimmelshue, Legacy Associates
Tom Lando, Lando and Associates
Julie Rentner, River Partners Director
Suellen Rowlison, R.N.
Irv Schiffman, CSUC, Political Science
Monroe Sprague, M.D.

River Partners Board of Directors Biographies


River Partners staff photo by drone (2016)

Executive Team

John Carlon, President
Julie Rentner, EVP Science & Development
Gerald Dion, VP Finance & Advancement
Mona Dagy, Executive Assistant


Maggie Boberg, Regional Director
Mike Cook, Regional Director


Terrel Hutton, Director of Advancement


Stephen Sheppard, Director of Operations
Ruben Reynoso, Field Manager
Derrick Hansing, Assistant Field Manager
Jorge Robles-Romo, Field Manager
Feliciano Degante, Field Foreman
Francisco Jaurgui, Field Foreman
Marqus Cuison, Nursery Technician
Eligio Hernandez, Field Technician
Katie Jacobs, Field Admin. Assistant


Deborah McLaughlin, Senior Accounting Manager
Miranda Lamb, Staff Accountant


Michael Rogner, Senior Biologist
Holly Ferrara, Biologist
Jeff Holt, Biologist
Jason Faridi, Biologist
Andrew Keller, Ecologist
Ezra Neale, Ecologist

Information Technology

Chuck Lundgren, IT Manager