California Waterfowl is run by teams of professionals who are dedicated to the organization's mission to grow California’s waterfowl populations, wetlands and hunter-conservationist communities. Use these links to skip ahead to any particular team.

Administration | Advocacy | Communications | Education programs | Finance | Fundraising and development | Hunting programs | Membership | Warehouse | Waterfowl programs | Wetland programs


administration
This team is responsible for overall operations of the organization.

 
John Carlson Jr., President
916-648-1406 ext. 140
Email John

 

Jake Messerli, Chief Operating Officer
916-648-1406 ext. 141
Email Jake

 

Mark Hennelly, VP Legislative Affairs & Public Policy

916-648-1406 ext. 105
Email Mark

 

Scott Mueller, VP Fund & Membership Development

916-648-1406 ext. 142
Email Scott

 

Holly Heyser, Communications Director

916-648-1406 ext. 112
Email Holly

 

Pat Mastrantonio, Director of Operations & Data Analytics

916-648-1406 ext. 120
Email Pat

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ADVOCACY
This team advocates for laws, regulations and policies beneficial to waterfowl, wetlands and hunting.

 

Mark Hennelly, VP Legislative Affairs & Public Policy

916-648-1406 ext. 105
Email Mark

 

Jeff Volberg, Director of water law and policy

916-217-5117
Email Jeff

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COMMUNICATIONS
This team produces this website, California Waterfowl magazine, e-newsletters, social media and other printed materials.

 

Holly Heyser, Communications Director

916-648-1406 ext. 112
Email Holly

 

Erik Bergren, Communications Administrator

916-648-1406 ext. 114
Email Erik

 

Julie Do, Assistant Magazine Editor

916-886-5517
Email Julie

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EDUCATION PROGRAMS
This team plans and carries out our K-12 school programs and field trips, as well as our hunter training camps.

 

Jeff Smith, Hunting and Education Programs Supervisor

530-305-9234
Email Jeff

 

Molly Maupin, Education Coordinator

916-532-9682 or 916-648-1406 ext. 121
Email Molly

 

Carson Odegard, Hunt Program Coordinator

916-960-9848
Email Carson

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fINANCE
This team ensures payments are processed, invoices are paid and the greatest care is taken with our donors' contributions.  

 

David Bullett, Accounting Manager

916-648-1406 ext. 108
Email David

 

Traveena Kavita Lal, Accounts Payable

916.648-1406 ext 107
Email Traveena

 

Linda Ramirez, Accounts Receivable

916-648-1406 ext. 124
Email Linda

 

Jill Pena, Contract Billing Specialist

916-648-1406 ext. 117
Email Jill

 

Nancy Williams, Accountant II, Human Resources

916-648-1406 ext. 106
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FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT
This team organizes fundraising events and works with major donors to ensure all the other teams can continue to do their important work.

 

Scott Mueller, VP Fund & Membership Development

916-648-1406 ext. 142
Email Scott

 

Tim Davanis, Field Operations Representative

916-335-9604
Email Tim

 

Dan Haugh, Field Operations Representative

916-871-9000
Email Dan

 

Penny Perkins, Development Coordinator

916-648-1406 ext. 111
Email Penny

 

Darren Solaro, Field Operations Representative

916-275-5143
Email Darren

 

Crystal Swarny, Fundraising Coordinator

916-648-1406 ext. 104
Email Crystal

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Hunting programs
This team organizes the hundreds of incredible hunts and fishing trips that are part of our Hunt Program and Veteran Hunt Program.

 

Jeff Smith, Hunting and Education Programs Supervisor

530-305-9234
Email Jeff

 

Carson Odegard, Hunt Program Coordinator

916-960-9848
Email Carson

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membership
This team works to meet members' needs, ensuring that all members receive their benefits.

 

Pat Mastrantonio, Director of Operations & Data Analytics

916-648-1406 ext. 120
Email Pat

 

Sharon Feci, Membership Services Coordinator

916-648-1406 ext. 113
Email Sharon

 

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WAREHOUSE
This team ships items purchased in our online store and won at our fundraising events in raffles and auctions.

 

Pat Mastrantonio, Director of Operations & Data Analytics

916-648-1406 ext. 120
Email Pat

 

Emilia Curry, Warehouse Operations Manager

916-648-1406 ext. 123
Email Emilia

 

Kurt Mathews, Warehouse Assistant

916-648-1406 ext. 117
Email Kurt

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WATERFOWL PROGRAMS
This team bands waterfowl and runs our California Wood Duck Program, Egg Salvage Program and Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Program.

 

Caroline Brady, Waterfowl Programs Supervisor

916-648-1406 ext. 103
Email Caroline

 

Nicole Chavez, Administrative Assistant

916-648-1406 ext. 101
Email Nicole

 

Jason Coslovich, Egg Salvage Program Coordinator, 
Waterfowl Biologist

916-648-1406
Email Jason

 

Brian Huber, Wood Duck Program Coordinator, Waterfowl Biologist

805-705-4387
Email Brian

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Wetland programs
This team performs habitat work to benefit breeding and wintering waterfowl on public and private lands, as well as managing CWA-owned properties.

 

Chadd Santerre, Wetland Programs Supervisor - NAWCA Coordinator

916-275-0983
Email Chadd

 

Kyle Beardsley, Regional Biologist - San Joaquin Valley

916-704-5641
Email Kyle

 

Rich Cain, Assistant Project Manager

949-614-6685
Email Rich

 

Nicole Chavez, Administrative Assistant

916-648-1406 ext. 101
Email Nicole

 

Robert Eddings, Regional Manager - Suisun Marsh & Bay Delta

916-275-1007
Email Robert

 

Greg Heydeman, Regional Biologist - Northeastern California

916-275-8195
Email Greg

 

Jesse Hutchins, Survey Tech/Project Manager

530-575-1436
Email Jesse

 

Paul Phillips, Regional Biologist - Delta and Yolo Bypass

530-219-8827
Email Paul

 

Joe Rodrigues, Grizzly Ranch Manager

707-208-2342
Email Joe

 

Zach Stratton, Biologist

925-200-3606
Email Zach

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