Board of Directors
Susie Boyd, President
Susie is the former mayor of Davis, CA (2000-2004) during which she was a strong advocate for protection of open space and well-managed growth. Susie also served on the Sutter Hospital Foundation Board, the Yolo County Habitat Management Planning Committee.
Stacy Smith, Vice President
Stacy Smith is passionate about land conservation, and has a background in federal land management. Stacy joined the Board to “share her experience and understanding of lands in Siskiyou County
John recently retired from the USDA Forest Service after working in nine western national forests, andchose Siskiyou County as the place to put down roots. He is also a board member of the Mount ShastaTrail Association. When not working on natural resource issues, he heads to the mountains to hike, bike or ski.
Roger Kosel recently retired from his post as Superior Court judge for Siskiyou County, and now enjoys spending time out-doors. When asked why he chose to volunteer for the land trust Board, Roger told us that he “joined to help encourage people from other parts of the county to become members of the land trust to help preserve the land and viewsheds in Siskiyou County”.
John Brennan, Treasurer
Leslie Andrews is an obstetrician gynecologist who has lived in Mount Shasta for 11 years. Leslie has been a long time supporter of the Siskiyou Land Trust. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening, and river rafting. She has two daughters, Courtney 22 and Amy 19.
Sam and Kris Baxter moved to Mount Shasta at the end of 2009. Sam is a retired commercial insurance broker. When he walked in Sisson Meadow with his English Springer Spaniel Katy, his interest in Land Trust activities began. Sam has been member of the Outreach and Education committee since February 2011, and was elected to the Land Trust Board in January 2013.
Sam believes the Land Trust stands for integrity, honesty and trustworthy interactions with the residents of Siskiyou County. As a former Marine, he is pleased to be part of the Land Trust’s vision and heritage.
In 1974 Steve moved to Mount Shasta from the Bay Area to eventually become a painting contractor with his own business, Rembrandt Painting, and then a white water river guide for Turtle River Rafting Company. His passion for running rivers became a major turning point in his life. He took every opportunity to float the local rivers, and as his family grew, the river became a place for connection with his children and the cultivation of an extended family of nature lovers.
For many years Steve’s response to inquiries about what he was doing had been, “I am busy doing the important work of enjoying the places that you are so busy protecting.” Now, as a SLT board member, Steve will have the opportunity to walk in those other shoes.