Dana Stolzman has been the Executive Director of Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) for over 12 years as well as the Agenda Coordinator for the Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. Dana previously worked on Alaska salmon campaigns, producing the Coho Confab, and for ten years worked with an advocacy group that helped to list coho salmon as a threatened species in California. Dana’s background is in community and statewide organizing. She was the Bay Area director of a citizen’s initiative campaign to ban old-growth logging in California and she worked to organize labor leaders in solidarity with the Central American labor movement.
Dana graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with an English degree and minor in Conservation Resource Studies. She specializes in herding cats, whitewater kayaking, and coalition building. She is also an avid foodie which is why she cares so much about your eating experience at SRF events.
Sara joined SRF in 2012 during the initial phases the Redwood Creek Water Conservation Project, an effort that began as a collaborative graduate research project aimed at addressing some of the human behaviors that contributed to low water flows on the South Fork of the Eel River. She received a Masters of Arts in Public Sociology from Humboldt State University in 2014.
Prior to moving to Humboldt County in 2011, Sara completed her undergraduate studies in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice at San Francisco State University. While living in the Bay Area, she spent five years managing environmental advocacy and political accountability campaigns at local, regional, and national scales, first as a Field Manager for Clean Water Action and later as a U.S. Campaigns Coordinator for 350.org. Beyond her deeply rooted dedication to social and environmental justice, her research and professional experience have contributed to her specialization in program development and implementation, community engagement, data analysis, and partnerships development. In her spare time, Sara enjoys cooking, crafting, and exploring the coastlines and redwoods of Northern California.
Having started her position as Project Assistant in October of 2014, Andrea is the newest member of the SRF team. She is strongly committed to learning about and protecting our natural resources. Over the past 10 years, she has worked for various state and federal agencies including the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Conservation Corps, the United States Forest Service, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. In 2011, she graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (with an emphasis in Ecology).
When she isn’t working at SRF or CDFW, she is interning at the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center, working to rehabilitate and reintroduce sick and injured native wildlife in Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties.
Dian Griffith has been the independent contract bookkeeper for Salmonid Restoration Federation since 2004. She is the owner of Full Circle Enterprises since 1992 and specializes in non-profit and construction bookkeeping and administration.