Susan Bragstad, Director - Amador City
Susan Bragstad, Director - Amador City Susan is a retired architect and current olive farmer and olive oil producer. Susan was formerly a city council-member in Amador City, as well as the vice mayor, mayor, and treasurer.
Patrick Congdon, Secretary - Jamestown
Patrick Congdon, Secretary - Jamestown Patrick Congdon worked in the field of Parks and Open Space for 34 years. Prior to retirement in 2010, he held the position of General Manager with the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority. He also was a Volunteer Fire Captain with Santa Cruz County Fire for 20 years. He is currently a Tuolumne County Master Gardener, President of Mother Lode Chapter of Mended Hearts, Volunteer for Bureau of Land Management at Red Hills ACEC, and lives with his wife in Jamestown, Tuolumne County.
Bob Dean, Director - Mountain Ranch
Bob Dean, Director - Mountain Ranch Bob is President of Friends of the Library of Calaveras County, Director of Resource Conservation District of Calaveras County, Director of the Bonsai Club of Calaveras County, and President of the Sierra foothill Chapter of the California Plant Society. Bob also was a former director of the Calaveras County Water District, and also served on the board of ACWA (Association of California Water Agencies) where he was a member of their Executive Committee for one term.
Mary Hultgren, Vice President - Murphys
Mary Hultgren, Vice President - Murphys Mary is a California native, a graduate of Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a retired Business Executive. Growing up in San Jose surrounded by apricot orchards and rolling green foothills led to her falling in love with Murphys and settling here in 2013. She serves on the board of the Murphys Volunteer Library as well as the County Friends of the Library. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, native and organic gardening, yoga and being a good steward of the land. She and her husband are thrilled to call the mother lode home.
Mike Kirkley, President - Sutter Creek
Mike Kirkley, President - Sutter Creek Mike has lived in Sutter Creek since 1988 and is married with two grown children. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management and Master of Science in Agriculture from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a Registered Professional Forester. Mike recently retired from the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection as an Assistant Chief where he managed Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp and supervised all fire protection operations in Amador County. Mike has worked as a Community College instructor, State University lecturer, research forester, timber appraiser and consulting forester. Mike has served on the Sutter Creek City Council and the Amador County Planning Commission and is currently a Sutter Creek Planning Commissioner and is passionate about sound land use planning. He is a small timberland owner and enjoys hiking, fishing, kayaking, hunting and motorcycle riding. You can contact Mike at: m_l_kirkley@yahoo.com
Scott Oneto, Treasurer - Jackson
Scott Oneto, Treasurer - Jackson Scott is the Farm Advisor and County Director with the University of California Cooperative Extension in Tuolumne County. Scott's family has a long history in California agriculture. As a fifth generation of Amador County, Scott's family has been raising livestock, growing timber, and growing fruits and vegetables since the early 1800's. Scott graduated from U. C. Davis with a Bachelor's degree in plant biology and a Master's Degree in Weed Science.
Kevin Bonneau, Director - Volcano
Kevin Bonneau, Director - Volcano Kevin's family has been ranching in the Mother Lode for generations. He attended Amador High School and then went on to UC Davis where he studied Political Science and Economics. After college Kevin returned home and took a job at the local sawmill. During this time he also traveled and worked extensively in Europe, Asia , Africa and Latin America. Kevin currently manages real estate holdings and advises or serves on seven for profit and non-profit boards.
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