Members

Ashley Andrews, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Ashley is UNCE's Western Area/Washoe County Horticulture and Natural Resources division administrative assistant. Her responsibilities include event planning, marketing and social media management. Ashley is the webmaster for the Grow Your Own, Nevada! and Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group websites. Her hobbies include gardening and rifle marksmanship.

Cheryl Surface, Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space

Cheryl is a Park Planner for Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.

Gwen Bourne, Great Basin Institute

Gwen, a Renoite since 2001, received her MBA from University of Nevada, Reno in 2006 and joined the Great Basin Institute team in 2010 as Associate Director. Gwen enjoys traveling, hiking and good conversation. To learn more about Gwen, visit her Great Basin Institute profile.

Heather Lyons, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe

Heather is responsible for securing funding for and is in involved in all aspects of the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe's Natural Resource Department as their Environmental Specialist. Her projects include fisheries, wildlife, range, water quality and noxious weed management programs.

Jamie Greer, Nevada Department of Agriculture

Jamie, the Weed Free Certification and Grant Programs Coordinator for the Nevada Department of Agriculture, encourages the use of Weed Seed Free (WSF) materials to protect Nevada lands and contribute to the fight against invasive weeds.

Jamie Souza, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Jamie is a Program Manager for Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. Her passion for the outdoors means that her career in outdoor environmental education is both work and play. Her expertise includes an M.A in Education and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and Natural Science. To learn more about Jaime, visit her KTMB profile page.

Lynda Nelson, Nevada Land Trust

Lynda, a Natural Resource Specialist with the Nevada Land Trust, has years of experience in natural resource management, fire restoration, weed management and open space acquisition. She received her B.S. in Plant, Soil and Water Science and her M.A. in Range Management and Plant Ecology from University of Nevada, Reno. Lynda enjoys hiking, photography and teaching college students wildflower and plant taxonomy. To learn more about Lynda, visit her Nevada Land Trust profile page.

Michelle Hockran

Michelle Hockran works in cooperation with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space and the Nevada Department of Agriculture to track, map and treat invasive weed infestations in Nevada.

Nate Weber, Crop Production Services

Nate is a Nevada Weed Management Association Trustee and active member of the Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group. He provides pesticide education and safety training to pesticide applicators and weed management program staff as part of his responsibilities with Crop Production Services.

Renee Aldrich, Friends of Nevada Wilderness

With a degree in Environmental Science and a love of nature, Renee believes that Nevada has so much to offer-- unique landscapes and hidden treasures-- and she strives to protect those sites through her responsibilities as a Wilderness Monitor with Friends of the Nevada Wilderness.

Robert Little, Nevada Department of Agriculture

Robert is Nevada Department of Agriculture's Noxious Weeds Coordinator.

Sonya Giroux, Nevada Land Trust

Sonya is the Operations and Finance Director for the Nevada Land Trust. With expertise in environmental non-profit management and a B.S and M.A. degrees from University of Nevada, Reno, she is a great asset to the organization. She enjoys hiking and shopping at local farmers' markets. To learn more about Sonya, visit her Nevada Land Trust profile page.

Tracy Visher, Nevada Land Trust

Tracy's passion for process improvement and efficiency makes her a perfect fit for her position as the Nevada Land Trust's Grants and Contract Manager, which she calls her "dream job." When not at work, Tracy enjoys gardening and raising chickens. To learn more about Tracy, visit her Nevada Land Trust profile page.

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