GSRTA Board of Directors


The Board of Directors of the Great Shasta Rail Trail Association:

Officers:
April Gray, Chair
Tina Peluso, Vice-Chair
Ben Miles, Treasurer
Jerry Harmon, Secretary

Members:
Bill Campbell
Elizabeth Norton
Evalee Nelson
Trey Sherrell

 

Emeriti:
Beth Freeman
Henry Patterson
Joe Stedenicka
Pat Thomason
Mike White
Bob Polkinghorn

Great Shasta Rail Trail Association
Board of Director Bios
June 2016

Jerry Harmon (resides in Mt. Shasta)

  • Retired from U.S. Forest Service, Construction and Maintenance Superintendent
  • Education: California State University Sonoma, B.A. History
  • Previous employment highlights: Smokejumper, U.S. Marines, Project Engineer Pacific Crest Trail, and Division Boss in fire control
  • Other volunteer projects: Senior archivist, Shasta Division Archives – Dunsmuir Depot Historical Society

Ben Miles (resides in Kentucky)

  • Owner and principal consultant, Shire Environmental, Lexington, KY
  • Education: M.S. Environmental science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; B.A. Philosophy, University of the South
  • Previous employment highlights: Executive director of Shasta Land Trust, Redding, CA; Crew Leader and Interpretive Ranger, Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail
  • Other volunteer projects: Sierra Cascade Trust Council, Bluegrass Conservancy, Sierra Nevada Geotourism Project, Shasta College, Youth Soccer

Elizabeth Norton (resides in Susanville)

  • Retired from Forest Service, Public Services Officer
  • Education: M.S., Forest Management, Syracuse University and BA, Spanish
  • Other volunteer projects: Director on the Lassen Park foundation, Lassen Land and Trails Trust, Volcanic Legacy Community Partnership, and Recreation Outdoors Coalition

Tina Peluso (resides in Fall River Mills)

  • Freelance business development consultant, fly fishing concierge, event planner
  • Education: studied Enology at U.C. Davis, certified yoga teacher, hospitality event management leader, Long Beach Fashion College
  • Past employment highlights: Spinner Fall Lodge/Circle 7 Guest Ranch manager/CEO; Franciscan Estates, retail operations vice president
  • Other volunteer projects: Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association, 4-H club, American Heart Association, Napa Wine Auction, Sonoma Valley Wine auction

April Gray (resides in McCloud)

  • Retired Economic Development Director, City of San Ramon, CA
  • Education: Master of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy; BA, History, U.C. Berkeley
  • Past employment highlights: Administrative Director, Progress Foundation, San Francisco; social worker, San Francisco and Alameda Counties
  • Other volunteer projects: McCloud Local First Network

Bill Campbell (resides in McArthur)

  • Reporter, The Intermountain News, Burney, CA; Real Estate Agent, Century 21 Big Pines Realty, Burney, CA
  • Education: Master, Public Administration, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho; BS, Journalism, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Past employment highlights: BBC Communications, marketing, public relations, video production, public television President and CEO.
  • Other volunteer projects: Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River, Intermountain-Modoc Shrine Club, Burney-Fall River Bicycle Association (founder)