Our Team

Estuary Program Staff

Melodie Grubbs

Executive Director

Assistant Director Ann Kitajima

Ann Kitajima

Assistant Director

Chrystina Newton

Finance & Operations Administrator

Carolyn Geraghty

Restoration Program Manager

Jenn at the field chemistry lab for studying the effects of climate change on tidepool ecosystem functioning at Otter Rock in Oregon for her master's research.

Jenn Fields

Restoration Coordinator

Kendra Twist

Kendra Twist

Monitoring Technician

Makenzie OConnor

Makenzie O'Connor

Monitoring Projects Manager


Nick Soares

Monitoring Coordinator II


Alicia Van Fleet

Administrative Assistant

Riley Hine, Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Riley Hine

Community Engagement Projects Manager

Forest Lurz Staff Picture

Forest Lurz

Education & Outreach Coordinator


Natalie Trane

Environmental Planning Intern