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 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, and was part of a team which accomplished Dolby Laboratories’ 2005 initial public offering. From 2003 to 2011, he owned the Jellyfish Gallery art and performance space in San Francisco’s SOMA area.
He continues to serve as CFO for Earthdance’s global network of peace and music events, and recently as an investor in an innovative permaculture-based community subdivision development in Costa Rica.
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.
She later served as coordinator for the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership, a 1.2 million acre, multi-stakeholder demonstration project in the Klamath River watershed dedicated to restoring resilient ecosystems, economies and communities.
Arielle has on-the-ground experience as a NWCG certified Type 2 Firefighter (FFT2) and Fire Effects Monitor Trainee (FEMOt), and continues to collaborate with the organizations, tribes and individuals with whom she completed her dissertation research.
She currently is an adjunct faculty member at the College of the Siskiyous Department of Biology, where she has developed and taught environmental science and introductory biology courses.
She has also taken on bookkeeping, payroll and human resources tasks, and serves as our volunteer coordinator. With previous experience in retail and continuing as an entrepreneur, she is currently enrolled in the accounting program at the College of the Siskiyous.
With primary responsibility for donor and supporter relations, she also organizes and coordinates special events and develops fundraising strategies. Bianca edits and produces our monthly email newsletter, keeps our website and social media communications up to date, and is the key contact for the press and public relations.