Board of Directors

Robert C. Mountjoy – Board Chair

Bob is a retired architect with a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado. In practice, he was responsible for over fifty architectural, urban design and land planning projects. Following retirement he has become involved with many community organizations and projects utilizing his professional experience: the Hayfork Community Plan Advisory Committee, Architectural Coordinator for the Natural History Museum and Native American Interpretive Center feasibility study, the Downtown Hayfork Revitalization Master Plan, the Hayfork Regional Community Forestry Center feasibility study, the Hayfork Public Safety Facility and contributing to the future development planning of The Watershed Center.

Arnold Whitridge – Secretary

Retired from the Natural Resources Division of the Trinity County Planning Department, Arnold brings his extensive background in fisheries restoration to the WRTC board. His experience in County Government (Arnold is a former County Supervisor) augments our ability to partner with various agencies to achieve our mission.

Sarah Aldinger – Treasurer

Sarah Aldinger was born in rural Mendocino County and raised in Hayfork, CA until she completed High School and went on to complete her Bachelors degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at UC Berkeley in 2000.  After a 10-year career in the performing arts arena in the San Francisco Bay Area, she returned home to Trinity County to pursue a Masters in Social Science in the interdisciplinary Environment and Community program at Humboldt State University. During her time at HSU (2011-2014), Sarah’s research focused on the social and ecological impacts of Cannabis cultivation in the Hayfork Valley region. The interdisciplinary nature of her study, the qualitative and collaborative nature of her field work, combined with a genuine interest and applied experience in local culture and community initiatives make Sarah a valuable asset to The Watershed Center.

Dr. Cecilia Danks

Cecilia is a Professor of Environmental Policy-University of Vermont. With a PhD from UC Berkeley in forest sociology and policy, Cecilia is a member of the Forest Stewardship Council. Cecilia provides a social context to our restoration work, offering insights into the affects of public lands management on rural community’s economies and poverty levels.

Dr. Yvonne Everett

Yvonne is a Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Planning in the Department of Environmental Science and Management at Humboldt State University. Yvonne not only advises the WRTC in restoration matters, but also works to strengthen our connection to Humboldt State University and other educational institutions.

Donna Harmon

Donna has been a Trinity County resident for thirty-one years, and brings with her a robust background in natural resource management and rural community relations, including ten years as a District Ranger on the South Fork Management Unit, extensive work within the Northwest Forest Plan arena, twelve years working with the Trinity and Shasta Resource Advisory Committees, twenty years land surveying for the Forest Service, and nine years of oversight of Forest GIS operations and rights-of-way. Her extensive experience and working knowledge of Trinity County land management offer valuable insight and support to The Watershed Center’s efforts.

Tanya Sundberg

Tanya is a senior associate for PlaceWorks, a consulting firm based out of Berkeley, where she manages general plan, zoning, and other long-range planning projects for public sector clients. With a master’s degree in environmental planning from UC Berkeley, she has maintained a focus on rural planning issues throughout her academic and professional careers. Her background augments the organization’s knowledge base on land use and environmental planning topics.

James M. Underwood

Jim is a native of Trinity County with family history back in to the 1800’s. He has a BA in Political Science/Public Service from UC Davis and a JD from McGeorge School of Law. Jim also has an active general civil law practice in Trinity County emphasizing real estate, water, public agency and environmental law, including transactions and litigation.