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Class Notes Jane M. Bardolf 12/1/2021  
After 35 years of public service including U.S. Peace Corps, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Finally 20 years with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Jane retired in April after working 6 years at Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Class Notes Nikki L. Jardin 12/1/2021  
Nikki Jardin recently launched an online and print publication created for people experiencing dementia-related illness, brain trauma or other cognitive impairment. Mirador Magazine is the first leisure-oriented magazine created specifically for this community. Nikki was inspired to create Mirador when she couldn't find accessible, magazine-type reading materials for her aunt who had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. The first two issues were published this past Summer & Fall, and a third will come off the press in late December. You can learn more at
Class Notes Kimiko Nishitsuji 12/1/2021  
After graduating with a degree in CRGS I'm 2016, Kimiko Nishitsuji spent the last three years as a county eligibility worker at the County of Humboldt. Prior to that, she served as the Patient Benefits Coordinator at Mad River Community Hospital. She recently relocated back to LA County and is the Medi-Cal Enrollment Specialist for WelbeHealth PACE, providing case management for medically complex at risk elders. She lives with her partner Patrick Notthoff (2012) and her cat Mr. Mochi.
Class Notes David J. Fisher 11/10/2021  
After graduating with a biology degree from Humboldt State in 1983, Dr. Dave Fisher received his DVM from Washington State University and practiced at a small-animal clinic prior to his residency in clinical pathology at the University of California, Davis. Following board certification, he was a clinical pathology instructor at the University of Wisconsin. In 1995, he started working for IDEXX at the company’s reference laboratory in West Sacramento. Dave was recently awarded the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s (ASVCP) Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the profession.
Class Notes Christopher J. Rush 11/10/2021  
Christopher Rush completed hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Mexico to Canada in 2016 after hiking it in sections post retirement. After working the first half of his career with USDA & USDI (USFS-Willamette NF & BLM-Calif. Desert), he spent the last half with the Environmental Office at Edwards AFB, CA. Where Rush retired as Chief of the Conservation Branch in 2005. Married to Carol (Kohlenberger) Rush is also a 1974 HSU Grad
Class Notes Frank Scherf 11/10/2021  
Frank Scherf has retired at long last!!! 35years at Snohomish County, WA as a Biologist, Senior planner, and shoreline planner. He worked for the USFS in Challis Idaho before that & after Humboldt. Scherf is now in the Rogue River Valley Oregon and loving it! Word of advise Scherf says, "Get a pension and an investment for retirement! Live good and respect the environment. Don't forget the bud that got us here."
Class Notes Alexis A. Cortez-Holmes 10/29/2021  
After attending the CPRS conference with the Rec Club at HSU Alexis met with several folks who work at Sonoma County Regional Parks. She had to do her internship in order to graduate and called the people she had met to see about applying, and it was a success! Alexis felt thrilled to start as an intern, was promoted to a Park Aide, and then Park Programs Assistant (PPA), and now a full time Recreation PPA. She has lead a variety of programs for Sonoma County Parks. Alexis really thinks she has the best job- she gets paid to take people kayaking, surfing, hiking, present about inequity in the outdoors, lead outreach, and so much more. She is forever grateful to those at HSU who supported her (shout out to Gen Marchand whoot)!
Class Notes Joseph C. Estens 10/29/2021  
Jospeh has been working in the legal cannabis industry and has moved up to the buyer level at the company. My recreation degree aided me in having the leadership skills needed for such an important position.
Class Notes Nicholas M. Fassl 10/29/2021  
Nicholas is currently an Afloat Recreation Specialist aka Fun Boss on an aircraft carrier for the US Navy. He organizes daily activities, large events and schedules trips/tours for 5,500 navy sailors and personnel in San Diego & foreign ports.
Class Notes Kacie R. Hallahan 10/29/2021  
Kacie has recently accepted a full-time permanent position with the Air Force in San Pedro, CA. As a Recreation Specialist, she will be planning and leading outdoor recreation programs for military members and their families, including backpacking, rafting, skydiving, deep sea fishing, and more! Thanks, REC fam!
Class Notes Clayton B. Kelley 10/29/2021  
Clayton has worked for Alpine county as the building and grounds supervisor. He over sees all buildings, parks, and open spaces in alpine county. He is also a captain on alpine county fire & spent this summer on the tamarack and candors.
Class Notes Shannon A. Barger 10/28/2021  
After 6 years working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Shannon has gone back to get her Master’s in Education from the University of Washington in addition to a graduate certificate in Education for the Environment and Community at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island, WA.
Class Notes Neil L. Aaland 10/12/2021  
Neil recently retired after 16 years as a sole proprietor environmental/natural resources planner and 25 years in local and state government service in Washington State. After obtaining his B.A. from HSU, he spent a year in Ohio at Bowling Green State University where he received a M.A. in Geography. He has fond memories of his time at HSU and intends to visit in retirement.
Class Notes Jon F. Dohlin 10/12/2021  
After 25 years with the Wildlife Conservation Society-- including 12 as the Director of the New York Aquarium, Jon accepted a new position as CEO of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in Fresno CA
Class Notes Jeffrey F. Hernandez 10/12/2021  
This past August Jeff celebrated his 12th year anniversary serving in the US Army. On Thursday, October 7th of this year he was promoted to Warrant Officer II (Chief) at the Fort Riley Criminal Investigation Command (CID). Jeff's current job in the army is a team chief to investigate felony level crimes with military subjects. he is able to use the knowledge gained from obtaining a degree in Social Work to help assist victims in their time of need, direct them to appropriate services, and enable them to have a voice to speak out against any wrong doings.
Class Notes Holly B. Lemyre 10/12/2021  
Holly has had the unique pleasure of applying the toolkit gained in her CRGS degree to a field she'd never heard of before graduation: pelvic health. She's spent the last two and a half years working at Origin, a femtech startup committed to changing the future of health for individuals with a vaginal pelvic floor.
Class Notes Jason T. Storlie 10/12/2021  
In January of 2021, Jason began a new position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as Deputy Project Leader of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Previous positions with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service include Wildlife Biologist with the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Manager of Bitter Creek and Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuges.
Class Notes Raelyn Slason 9/28/2021  
Since graduating in 2015, Rae met their Sweetie, moved to Portland and is experiencing the greatest authenticity yet! The ENST program taught them how incredibly interconnected all of their interests are and how to take an interdisciplinary approach to problem analysis. Rae became passionate about improving access to healing and joy in all types of environments that we exist in, including our homes, schools and communities, as well as our natural surroundings. They are currently earning a Master's of Science in Recreational Therapy and is super excited to increase inclusion, accessibility and diversity acceptance in their community.
Class Notes Theodore C. Smith 9/28/2021  
Following a 30-year career with the State of California, Ted Smith retired as Supervising Geologist with the California Geological Survey in 2001. Since then he earned a PhD in Education (Specialization: Teaching & Training Online) and for 18 years has taught courses online, mostly with Baker College (located in Michigan). In 2019, Ted moved to Whidbey Island, Washington and recently was appointed to the Board of Directors of Geology in the Public Interest, a nonprofit that focuses on use of geology for the public good in sustainable ways.
Class Notes Meg M. Godlewski 9/22/2021  
Meg Godlewski has accepted a new position as Senior Writer for Flying Magazine.
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