Nancy Scolari has been the Executive Director of the District for 20 years helping farmers and ranchers with regenerative practices that improve soil, water, air, plants, wildlife and the viability of agriculture. Nancy works with a dedicated board and staff, implementing grant-funded projects such as the Marin Coastal Permit Coordination, Pine Gulch Instream Flow Enhancement, Conserving Our Watersheds and Carbon Farming Programs. As a founding member of the Marin Carbon Project she has helped develop opportunities in addressing the health of our working landscapes with livestock producers. She received a B.A in Environmental Studies and Planning at Sonoma State University with an emphasis in water quality. Nancy enjoys rock climbing and her dog Herbie.
Elise Suronen, Conservation Program Manager, has eight years of experience as a restoration project manager and has managed over $7 million in local, state and federal grants on private lands. Her experience spans from applied scientific research to on-the-ground construction management and she works side by side with over four dozen landowners, state and federal agencies and non-profits. Elise manages the Conserving Our Watersheds program that helps ranches and dairy comply with water quality regulations; and the RCD Carbon Farming program designed to plan and implement climate mitigation and resiliency practices on farms in close partnership with the Marin Carbon Project’s Implementation Task Force. Elise served as Project Manager during the implementation phase of the Pine Gulch Instream Flow Enhancement and Water Rights Project, that developed irrigation ponds to capture winter storm flows in order to restore summer instream habitat for salmonids. She is certified in Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements and Facilitation Skills for Scientists, Planners and Resource Managers. Elise has a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho, and published two papers from her graduate research work on evaluating fire as a habitat restoration tool: Northwestern Naturalist 2013, and Forest Ecology and Management 2013.
Sarah Phillips, Urban Streams Program Manager, has over ten years’ experience in the field of restoration and natural resources management with a focus on riparian systems and salmonid habitat enhancement covering a variety of sectors; non-profit (both international and national), private consulting, and state government. Her work with the Marin RCD focuses on stormwater management through LID applications, collaborative stakeholder engagement through facilitation and mediation, fisheries monitoring, leading hands-on technical trainings, in addition to writing and implementing grants. She also acts as the ombudsman and communication liaison between local, state and federal regulatory agencies. Sarah received a B.A in Restoration and Conservation at Sonoma State University in its Environmental Studies and Planning Department with a minor in vertebrate biology. There is nothing Sarah loves more than hopping on a plane and exploring far away exotic lands on solo journeys as well as volunteering in her community. Sarah serves as the Chair to the Lagunitas Technical Advisory Committee and acts as an advisor to the Tomales Bay Watershed Council and Gallinas Watershed Council, is the Secretary on the Board of the Salmonid Restoration Federation, and Vice President of the Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited Chapter.
Darrylin Mollath has over ten years of experience as the Bookkeeper and Office Manager in the non-profit, education and private sector while accounting for over $12 million of private and public funds. With family farm roots herself, she enjoys being a part of the work the MRCD spearheads. Her responsibilities since joining the district include assisting the agency’s financial, human resources, and risk management functions, creating and managing new social media platforms, and initiating new creative projects all while working alongside the Board of Directors, landowners and funders. She earned a BA in Editorial Illustration from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Darrylin enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, gardening, and an endless array of creative endeavors.
Erica Mikesh is a licensed civil engineer and has been the Partner Engineer with Marin, Sonoma and Gold Ridge Resource Conservation Districts since 2015. Her experience since joining the districts includes working with a variety of landowners on rural and agricultural properties on projects that focus on a suite of conservation practices to improve water quality in our local watershed. Example projects include new water developments to allow for rotational grazing, and concrete slabs to improve manure management on a dairy. Coming to the Districts from a private consulting background, Erica enjoys getting the opportunity to work with local communities and helping them protect their land and natural resources. She received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Erica stays busy outside of work chasing her two kids around outside, occasionally bringing them along on site visits, camping, bicycle riding and baking sourdough bread.
Michelle Katuna, Agroecologist, grew up between the tidal slough and oak woodland hills of Petaluma, California – a landscape that has inspired her work as an agrarian, natural scientist, and writer. For the past eight years, Michelle has studied sustainable agriculture, California native flora and ecology, low-stress livestock handling, consensus facilitation, soil science, rhetoric, GIS mapping, and biology and has worked in ecological farming and grazing, pastured meat production, local land conservation, education, and grant-writing. She attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies with a focus in Sustainable Agriculture and worked in a microbial ecology lab. Michelle continues to pursue the question: how can our lands and lives be managed for social, environmental, and economic health? Michelle’s work at Marin RCD involves the design, implementation, and monitoring of ecological practices and projects on working agricultural landscapes, in collaboration with local landowners and District partners.
Marin RCD is not hiring additional staff or supporting internships at this time.
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