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Board of Directors

Merle Anderson, President – Merle assists with grant writing and fundraising. He is a land use and community development consultant with a 30-year background in planning and resource management. Merle has lived in Siskiyou County since 1994 and, as a member of the Mount Shasta Rotary Club, is a liaison for that club's support of the SDS program including the annual two-day Klamath River raft and camping trip.

Robin Singler, Vice-President - Robin has been involved with numerous community organizations, including the McCloud Watershed Council, the Ford Family Foundation's Community Leadership Program, and the McCloud Local First Network. She has been volunteering with Shasta DSUSA since 2006, and currently serves as Vice-President on our Board of Directors. She handles our phone calls, helps with our database and helps to organize our events year-round. Robin lives in McCloud and can be found cross country skiing, hiking near the McCloud River Falls or enjoying live music when not hard at work in her garden.

Donna Boyd, Secretary – Donna has been working as an outdoor professional, guiding and instructing, for over 20 years. She holds certifications in ski instruction, adaptive ski instruction, wilderness medicine, and river rescue, and she has served as an outdoor educator in each of these areas. She also brings her experience as a former small business owner and a masters degree in Nonprofit Leadership Development to her work with SDS.

Aaron Beverly, Treasurer - Aaron is a long time resident of the Mount Shasta area. In the summer, he works as a river guide and mountain guide for two local outfitters and in the winter, as a ski patroller and instructor at the Mount Shasta Ski Park. He holds a masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas and has 10 years of experience working as a software engineer. He brings a diverse set of skills and knowledge to SDS.

Didier Monath – Didier is a co-founder and key contributing volunteer and board member of SDS. He works for a local non-profit Great Northern that provides weatherization services to low-income residents. Didier has volunteered extensive time with persons with disabilities. He regularly volunteers with the Siskiyou Art Council teaching art to children with learning disabilities. He was a cook and mentor for mentally disabled residents at Michael’s Home in Ramona, CA. He is a former adaptive ski instructor and holds his PSIA Level 1 in Alpine Ski Instruction. Didier’s energy and fun personality makes all of SDS’ events a unique experience for participants.

Anna Soviecke

Jill Thomas BSN, PHN - Jill earned her Bachelor Degrees in Speech Biology and Nursing from California State University, Hayward. She has worked as a Pediatric Oncology acute care nurse, as Director of Programs for a nonprofit with International programs serving children in five countries including the United States, and is presently the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator for Siskiyou Community Services Council. She has two married sons and two grandsons and has lived in Mount Shasta for twelve years.

Mandy Bartlett -