Alex Hoeft, One Truckee River Outreach Coordinator — firstname.lastname@example.org; 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-Peppard, One Truckee River Partnership Coordinator, Independent Contractor — email@example.com; 775-851-5183
Christi Cakiroglu, Keep 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.
Carrie Jensen, AmeriCorps Volunteer, One Truckee River Education Coordinator
Carrie grew up in the Reno area and just moved back after a hiatus in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in education and worked for several years with environmental non-profits teaching general water science and watershed pollution awareness. From there, she went on to pursue a career in landscape architecture and worked at an environmental consulting firm on habitat restoration projects – helping to design wetlands, restore riparian vegetation, and control invasive weeds. She is very excited to be back in the Truckee Meadows and will be working on education and outreach for the One Truckee River Project. In her spare time, Carrie loves gardening (emphasis on native plants and edibles), reading, and riding her bike.
Sophie Butler, AmeriCorps Volunteer, One Truckee River Outreach Coordinator
Having just completed her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Systems and Society at UCLA, Sophie is excited to share her enthusiasm for environmental preservation and sustainability with her new community. Sophie’s move to Reno was driven by her fondness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where her family would spend their weekends skiing throughout her adolescence in Sacramento, California. It was these passions, along with her desire to be involved with non-profit organizations, that brought her to Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. When the weather doesn’t accommodate skiing, Sophie can be found reading, exploring, and listening to podcasts.