Renee Casterline, Executive Director

CasterlineEDCasterline was born in Mt. Shasta and raised in Gazelle. She comes from a Shasta Valley ranching family and is a life-long Siskiyou County resident. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Prescott College and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She has served in a number of community groups and is the current chair of the Mt. Shasta Recreation and Parks District Board.


KathleenStaffKathleen Hitt, Conservation Director 

Kathleen is thrilled to be working with the land trust as Conservation Director.  Her background includes natural resource monitoring, planning, policy, and law. Kathleen moved to California in 1999 to work for the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project in Callahan.  Her passion for conservation and cooperative solutions brought her to the land trust, where she says “we have an incredible opportunity at this time to work together for the people and places we love.”


Laura Bradley, Administration Assistant

Laura was born in Vancouver, Canada and moved to Mt. Shasta by way of Arizona, Washington, Germany, Georgia and most recently, Ferndale, California.  Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and Environmental Science and a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology. Laura has worked monitoring avian wildlife for over 20 years and her passion for protecting wild and open spaces led her to work for the Siskiyou Land Trust.