John Eaton, Co-Chair, Truckee River Basin Water Group:
John has been an active member in many civic and public organizations including Eastern Nevada County General Plan Update, Open Space Subcommittee; Board of Directors, Mountain Area Preservation Foundation; Founding Member, Truckee Donner Land Trust; Natural Heritage 2020; Sierra Business Council; Board of Directors, Truckee Trails Foundation. In addition to the TRWC Board of Directors, John is active involved with several stakeholder committees. Previously, John's career as a doctor has included a full-time practice of Neurology in San Mateo County, California, part-time teaching at Stanford University School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor to Clinical Professor of Neurology; Professor of Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus, since July 2000.
Robie Litchfield, Chair, Truckee River Day Steering Committee:
Robie Litchfield has been proudly involved with the Watershed Council since the first Truckee River Day in 1996. During that time she served on the Board of Directors, and now serves as the Chair of the Truckee River Day Steering Committee Currently as a member of the TRWC Coordinating Committee, on the River Friendly Landscaping Advisory Committee and is often a Group Leader on Truckee River Day. Robie, a Tahoe-Truckee native, has her BS degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, is a registered Landscape Architect in California and Nevada and Principal with the Truckee firm L+P DesignWorks specializing high altitude landscape planning and design. She maintains her PSIA level three certified Ski Instructor status, is active in community organizations including the Green Building Committee for the Contractor’s Association of Truckee-Tahoe, is on the Town of Truckee Historic Preservation Advisory Commission and serves on the Placer County Low Impact Development Advisory Committee. In her spare time she enjoys making jewelry, gardening, Alpine and Nordic skiing, hiking and cycling.
Joanne Roubique, Chair, Watershed Issues Forum:
Joanne Roubique, District Ranger, Truckee Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest has a degree is in Landscape Architecture from LSU. Her early career focused on land use and recreation planning. Her district manages 130,000 acres of National Forest in the Truckee River watershed. While in the Truckee area she has watched the forests become denser and has seen a great deal of development in and adjacent to the forest. Today's forest is a greater concern from a wildfire perspective. As the Town has grown, forest use has grown. These changes have led to her strong interest in collaborative management of the watershed.
Laurie Soule, Co-Chair, Truckee River Basin Water Group
Sara Taddo Jones, Chair, Projects and Assessments Committee:
Sara has worked in Conservation and Natural Resources Management with both non- profit and public agencies for over ten years. She is currently an apprenticing forester with California State Parks Sierra District. Prior to that, she managed land transactions and stewardship with the Truckee Donner Land Trust as their Land Conservation Director for nearly six years. Sara is active with Truckee Sunrise Rotary (Board President 2011-2012). She also enjoys all forms of backcountry recreation, including skiing, mountain biking and rock climbing; as well as gardening wherever she can get her hands in the dirt. Above all, Sara and her husband Greg Jones care for their twin girls, Cecelia and Francis.
Jacqui Zink, Co-chair, Projects and Assessments Committee:
Jacqui has been the Park Ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Martis Creek Lake since 2002. In that time Jacqui has partnered with the Watershed Council doing restoration projects throughout the Martis Creek basin. Prior to working for the Army Corps of Engineers, Jacqui worked for the Tahoe National Forest's Truckee Ranger District for 10 years doing OHV enforcement, developed and dispersed recreation and wilderness and trails work. She moved to Truckee in 1985 after working in Yellowstone National Park for 2 seasons. When not running a campground and taking care of Martis Valley, Jacqui likes to go camping, ski, hike, kayak and volunteer for the Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society and other local organizations.