Core Staff

Alex HoeftOne Truckee River Outreach Coordinator —; 775-851-5183

Alex joined Nevada Land Trust as an AmeriCorps intern, managing the communication of the One Truckee River Initiative. She became an official NLT staff member in February 2016 after receiving her Master’s degree in digital new media from the University of Nevada, Reno. In April 2018, Alex became the outreach coordinator for One Truckee River. Much of Alex’s experience is spread across the communications world, with familiarity in journalism, marketing, design, video, audio, photography, and social media. Alex is a big sports fan (go S.F. Giants!), bigger bookworm, and biggest animal lover. Alex is from the southern half of Nevada (Las Vegas), and, in addition to her master’s degree, received a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Iris Jehle-PeppardOne Truckee River Partnership Coordinator, Independent Contractor —; 775-851-5183

Iris came on board in April of 2018. Born and raised in the Tahoe/Reno area, Iris moved to California and received her Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Monterey Bay in Integrated Studies focused on Community Organizing. During college, Iris started the ground work to create Everyone’s Harvest, a nonprofit organization running today dedicated to providing access to healthy food to working-class communities through certified farmers’ markets and community food projects. In addition, Iris worked with Cal State, Monterey Bay Service Learning Institute to develop and run three large community-based gardens. Iris left Everyone’s Harvest in 2016, after 14 years as Executive Director and relocated back to Reno. Some of Iris’s experience includes management, collaboration, and fundraising. She loves hiking, running after her two young boys, and spending time along the river.

Christi CakirogluKeep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Executive Director/One Truckee River Co-founder

Hired as Executive Director in December 2002, Christi grew up in Washoe Valley and has over 20 years of management experience ranging from business to nonprofit. After graduating from the University of Oregon and teaching overseas, Christi returned home to northern Nevada and was happy to combine her passion for community involvement with employment. Christi is a Certified Community Environmental Professional (CCEP) through Keep America Beautiful. Her ultimate goal for KTMB is to achieve a society free of cigarette litter and shot-up televisions. Working with you, we will become America’s cleanest community!

Alicia Reban, Nevada Land Trust Executive Director/One Truckee River Co-founder

Since 1998, Alicia has been dedicated to preserving the State of Nevada’s open spaces. In 2002, she served on the campaign executive committee for Nevada’s State Question One for Clean Water, Parks and Wildlife, and in 2000 she successfully managed the campaign for Washoe County Question 1 for Parks, Libraries, Trails, and Open Space. Alicia graduated from the University of Texas; and has also completed additional courses in conservation and real estate law.


We are currently hiring for 2019-2020 AmeriCorps members.

Apply here for an Educator/Outreach AmeriCorps position with One Truckee River!