He has owned a local business, Shasta Visions and played music with SoundFarm Band and many others since 1987. His son grew up running in the wilderness around Mount Shasta.
Lydia began visiting Mount Shasta in the mid-1980s and moved up here in 1991. She has been involved with MSBEC since the late 1990s and became a board member in 2001. Since 2012 she has been a co-owner of Directions, a local boutique.
Looking at Mount Shasta and its beautiful surrounding landscapes inspires her on a daily basis to work towards protecting these natural wonders for future generations.
John has spent a lot of time traveling and reading, still his favorite things to do. He is a fiscal and environmental conservative and a political progressive, and doesn’t think population growth solves anything. An electrician and contractor for 44 years. John has two daughters and 5 grandsons. The Mount Shasta area inspired John to live here for 26 years and he is wary of unplanned growth which is unlikely to make things better.
Starting a public career with the California Legislature and the University of California, he later moved to the private sector. He was part of the finance team that accomplished Dolby Laboratories’ initial public offering in 2005. From 2003 to 2011, he owned the Jellyfish Gallery art and performance space in San Francisco’s SOMA area.
Andy holds an M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration) degree from the University of Southern California.
He also became active in helping Navajo tribes from the Big Mountain area of Arizona preserve their land and rights from exploitation. In 1988 he purchased the Stoney Brook Inn in McCloud, and in 1990 founded Klamath Blue Green Algae Company. In recent years, he developed a destination resort, “Astanga Yoga Centers” in Sri Lanka. In 2007 he was one of the initiators of Mount Shasta’s Community Garden in Shastice Park.
After receiving a Master’s degree in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2004, Angelina moved to Mount Shasta, focusing on her passion for rebalancing human economy and planet ecology. An environmental advocate and eco-entrepreneur, Angelina has advanced multiple stewardship efforts in the region, previously serving as lead instructor for the Sustainable Communities program at College of the Siskiyous.
Currently, Angelina also represents the McCloud Watershed Council in the Upper Sacramento Regional Water Management Group, serves as President for the Great Exchange – Mountain Community Thrift Center, teaches yoga and facilitates health support groups through Vital Options – Preventative Healthcare Program in cooperation with the McCloud Healthcare Clinic. Angelina resides in McCloud with her son, Rio.
Courtney has a B.A. in Psychology from Providence College.
She began working with Mount Shasta Ecology in late 2014, helping with preparation of the Climate Adaptation Plan. In June 2015 she started working as Program Director, helping make sure that things run smoothly, developing new activities, and getting the word out about our work.
In 2012, Phoenix received her PhD in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.