Neil Havlik

Board President


Neil is the retired Natural Resources Manager of the City of San Luis Obispo and was involved in the formation of the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Neil served on the Monument Advisory Committee for 11 years and continues to serve on the board of Friends of the Carrizo Plain.

Steph Wald

Board Secretary


Steph is Watershed Projects Manager for Central Coast Salmon Enhancement (dba Creek Lands Conservation) and served as an independent biological monitor for California Valley Solar Ranch and Topaz Solar Farms on the Carrizo.

Anne Fairchild

Board Treasurer


Anne is the retired Water Quality Services Lab Manager for the City of San Luis Obispo. Anne has been visiting the Car­rizo since the mid 1980’s and is a Carrizo Plain landowner.

Lynne Dee Althouse

Board Member


Lynne Dee is a principal scientist with the consulting firm Althouse and Meade. She has extensive experience regarding the flora of central and coastal California, including the Carrizo Plain.

Dorothy Jennings

Board Member


Dorothy served on the Templeton Area Advisory Group for 14 years. She also served on the County Parks Commission and now serves on the County Trails Advisory Committee.

Herb Stroh

Board Member


Herb is a local attorney who served on the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County Board of Directors as well as with a land conservancy in Southern California.

Candice Bell

Board Member


Candice is a licensed real estate broker in California. With a passion for nature, wilderness, and open spaces, she is dedicated to being involved with land acquisition projects for conservation in the Carrizo Plain.

Doug Drynan

Board Member


Doug has been working as a wildlife biologist for 29 years, and has worked on a variety of projects from the Sierra Nevada, throughout the San Joaquin valley, and in the Carrizo Plain. His main expertise is birds, but he has extensive experience working with the suite of threatened and endangered animals found in the Carrizo.

Graham Wesolowski

Board Member


Graham Wesolowski first discovered the uniqueness of the Carrizo Plain during his graduate work on solar energy and conservation at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management in 2014. He has worked extensively on conservation and stewardship projects on the Central Coast as the Conservation Manager at the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, and currently helps to manage a large aquaculture farm on the Gaviota Coast. Graham brings conservation and spatial planning expertise as well as experience in land trust administration and a passion for protecting working lands. When not thinking about conservation Graham is surfing or fishing somewhere along the central coast or excitedly caring for his baby daughter.

Graham Wesolowski

Doug Campbell

Emeritus Board Member


Doug is a retired business executive active in conservation. Doug served as the Compliance Ombudsperson to implement settlements with Topaz Solar Farms and California Valley Solar Ranch.

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