BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nils Lunder, President of the Board
Russell Reid, Vice President of the Board
James Wilson, Treasurer
Brad grew up on a small farm in rural Missouri and received his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University in Biology, Secondary Education, and Analytical Chemistry. The early part of his career focused on wildlife monitoring and habitat restoration from the Midwest to the remote Pacific working for various federal, state, consulting, and non-profit organizations. Brad first moved to Plumas County in 2012 and decided to plant roots here with his family in 2015. After three years working for Plumas Audubon Society as a Project Manager, Brad transitioned to District Manager of the Feather River Resource Conservation District. When he's not working on finding ways to restore fire on the landscape at the RCD, he's probably burning somewhere at his residence that looked like it needed fire...or fishing.
Conservation Project Coordinator
Michael Hall started working with the District in 2020 bringing with him a diverse and multidisciplinary background in natural resource management. He spearheads our conservation programs which focus on addressing issues in the unique forest ecosystems of Plumas County. Michael has worked as a wildlife technician, park interpreter, GIS specialist, trail builder, and grant writer for organizations in Colorado, Montana, and throughout the Sierra Nevada region. He hopes to combine these skills to implement projects that will not only the natural resources, but the communities that depend on them.
Michael lives in Quincy with his wife Mandy and dog Scout and enjoys a multitude of mountain sports. When not at work you can find them somewhere deep in the wilderness, often lost, seldom bored, and usually hungry.
Kaline joined the District as the Operations Manager in the Fall of 2019. Her career in conservation began when she first moved to Plumas County 10 years ago and began working for the Forest Service as a Biologist. This work shaped a deep connection to the land and fostered her love of the region and all its beauty. After graduating in 2015 with her Bachelors in Ecology, she returned to Quincy where she now resides with her son, Elias, and Golden Retriever, Cooper.
Kaline oversees day-to-day operations and grant management here at the FRRCD. She is actively involved in her community and also serves on the Board of Directors for Friends of Plumas Wilderness. She can be found playing guitar, kayaking or romping around the woods with her dog and son in her free time.
Sierra Nevada Alliance Forestry Fellow
Katie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but as soon as she could she fled to the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Southeastern US where she studied environmental ecology at the University of North Carolina Asheville. It was there that her passion for the outdoors, the environment, and conservation blossomed. After years of working and studying forest health, Katie began teaching environmental education for a variety of organizations. Her drive to teach about the environment brought her to CA, where she lived in Yosemite teaching young students about the importance of conservation. After years of teaching, Katie is eager and enthusiastic to get back to work in Forest Resource Management. As an SNA Forestry Fellow, she is excited to have Feather River RCD as her host site where she assists with projects and learns more about Forestry Management. In her spare time, you will most likely find her kayaking down some local whitewater.
For more information on the Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program, click here.
Originally from the Boston area, Julia came to the District in the spring of 2020 to work as a forestry technician on our Moonlight Fire Area Restoration Project. After receiving a degree in Forest Ecology from UMass Amherst, Julia has worked in various states across the country as a forester, trail builder, and outdoor educator. With a passion for forest health and resiliency, she is excited to contribute her skills to the RCD team and such important work!
Julia enjoys hiking, struggling through crossword puzzles, and inundating friends and family with pictures of her cooking and baking adventures.
Lead Restoration Technician
Brad Underwood is a Plumas County native with roots in the community that reach back five generations. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology from CSU Chico and working throughout the Sacramento Valley in wildlife and fisheries management, Brad returned to Plumas County in 2019 as a forestry technician with the Feather River RCD. In working with the RCD, he hopes to bring a local voice to the table while developing projects that will conserve and enhance the district’s resources and communities. He currently serves as the lead technician at the RCD, where he is most notably involved with the Moonlight Area Reforestation Project and projects within the Crescent Mills Wetland Conservation Area.
Brad spent much of his childhood on cattle ranches and in the mountains surrounding Indian Valley. He and his family enjoy the resources of the area by hunting, fishing, woodcutting, and taking advantage of the many forest roads and OHV trails within the county.