Staff
Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County Staff

 

chris-coburnChris Coburn

Executive Director

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 17 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris is the Executive Director of the RCD. He has over fifteen years of public and private sector experience... Chris has a degree in Biopsychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Master's in Environmental Science and Management, from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB.
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sharon-corkreanSharon Corkrean

Director of Finance

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 16 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sharon Corkrean joined the RCD in February, 1982 and serves as the Director of Finance. Sharon’s family has farmed in the Watsonville area for over 50 years. She loves spending time with her husband and two daughters. Sharon also enjoys spending time with friends, kayaking, walking on the beach, hiking in the mountains, baseball, and Saturday Mornings at the Farmer's Market.
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kelli-camaraKelli Camara Lasher

Program Director

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 15 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kelli Camara Lasher has been with the RCD since 2007. As the Technical Program Director, Kelli utilizes her background in Soil Science to coordinate restoration activities aimed at species recovery riparian restoration and ecosystem health, and water conservation. In 2012, Kelli was honored by the Santa Cruz County Board...
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sacha-lozanoSacha Lozano

Program Manager

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 11 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sacha Lozano leads the RCD’s work on agriculture and conservation, working with growers, landowners and private and public partners to advance sustainable management of water, nutrients and soil in the County’s farmlands...
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ari-rettingerAri Rettinger

Grants Manager

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Arianne Rettinger has been with the RCD since 2004 and values being able to assist in finding solutions to local conservation issues. Since 2012, in her role as Grants Manager, she has been responsible for managing grants...
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angie-gruysAngela Gruys

Communications Specialist

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 22 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Angie came to the RCD with a wealth of sales, marketing, and program management experience from Silicon Valley start-ups and local environmental non-profits.

Angie currently manages the Rural Road Erosion Control Assistance Program and the Stormwater Program...
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karl-fieberlingKarl Fieberling

Grant Administrator

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 13 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a Grant Administrator for the Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District since February 2007, Karl’s responsibilities include the administration of sub-contracts and preparation of invoices and deliverables. Previously Karl was a Financial Analyst for the Trust for Public Land in San Francisco. Karl graduated from the University of Colorado with an MBA in Finance in 1980...
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lisa-lurieLisa Lurie

Conservation Program Specialist

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 27 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lisa Lurie is a Conservation Program Specialist with the RCD. She leads voluntary, collaborative projects to address water supply and water quality issues in the lower Pajaro River Watershed. Prior to joining the RCD in March of 2013, Lisa worked since 2007 as the Agricultural Water Quality Coordinator...
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rebecca-mooreRebecca Moore

Program Specialist

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 28 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rebecca has been with the RCD since September 2016 and became the district’s program Specialist after being a summer intern. As a Program Specialist, Rebecca supports various projects that the district is involved in including nutrient and water management on farmlands, habitat restoration sites, and rural road erosion control...
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tangi-chapmanTangi Chapman

Executive Assistant – Benefits Coordinator – Office Management - Board Secretary

(831) 464-2950 Ext. 15 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tangi Chapman has worked for the District since 2002. After graduating the UCSC’s Environmental Studies Program, Tangi moved to Montana to live and work in the Rocky Mountains. After several years with the U.S. Forest Service in Montana, Tangi returned to Santa Cruz to settle down and start a family.
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Natural Resources Conservation Service Staff

 



jennifer-nowarkJennifer Nowark

Program/Eligibility Assistant

Jennifer currently serves as Program Assistant for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. She provides a variety of specialized administrative support in Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, and San Mateo County. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the application/eligibility process for all participants applying for program funding. After funding is obligated, she is responsible for...
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