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

Ben Grassman Photo

Ben Grassman

Monitoring Technician


Natalie Trane

Environmental Planning Intern

Makenzie OConnor

Makenzie O'Connor

Monitoring Projects Manager


Nick Soares

Monitoring Coordinator


Jade Taylor

Monitoring Technician

Riley Hine, Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Riley Hine

Community Engagement Coordinator

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Forest Lurz

Education & Outreach Specialist


Alicia Van Fleet

Administrative Assistant