Klamath Lake Land Trust

 ... Dedicated to preserving the natural legacy of the Upper Klamath Basin


Danielle Hereford

Board President

Danielle Hereford earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada in 2006. After conducting research throughout Nevada and California, she went back to school and earned a Masters of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada. Danielle's research specializes in population dynamics and population genetics. Danielle has extensive experience working in riparian and great basin ecosystems. Her love for public land and conservation drew her to join the Klamath Lake Land Trust, and eventually, the Board of Directors. Danielle moved to Klamath Falls with her family in 2014. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, running, fishing, hunting, and skiing.

Olivia Stoken

Board Vice President

Olivia  grew up in rural Pennsylvania and holds a M.S. in environmental science from the University of Virginia.  At UVA, Olivia's research focused on hydrology and water quality inforested watersheds.  Olivia moved to Klamath Falls in 2017 and her love of the high desert ecosystem inspired Olivia to join the board of directors at Klamath Lake Land Trust.  In her free time Olivia enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest while hiking, cycling, skiing, and maintaining trails with the Pacific Crest Trails Alliance

Anne Wenner


Anne Wenner has lived in Klamath Falls since 1989. She has a B.S. In Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science from the University of Florida. Her areas of expertise included exotic animal introductions and endangered species. She is one of the founding members of the Klamath Watershed Partnership (formerly the Klamath Basin Ecosystem Foundation) and is also on the Board of the Klamath Basin Brewing Company. She has been co-coordinator of the Winter Wings Festival for many years.  She enjoys being on the board of the Klamath Lake Land Trust and believes that the organization fills a critical gap in conservation and restoration of lands in the Klamath Basin.

Eve Costello

Eve grew up on a dairy farm in Tillamook, Oregon where she was involved with equestrian and dairy studies in 4-H. She obtained a BS in Political Science at the University of Oregon.  She later worked with a D.C. law firm, before returning to the University of Oregon for law school. After a season with Amnesty International, she began working as criminal defense attorney in Klamath Falls.  Eve is currently District Attorney for Klamath County.  Her community involvement has included serving as president of the Klamath Basin Audubon Society, fundraising director for the skate park, and she served on the County Planning Commission for at least three years. She continues to serve on the Klamath Lake Land Trust board of directors while enjoying fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, nonfiction reading, and learning Spanish and guitar.

Bill Wright

Bill and his wife, Marie, retired to Klamath Falls in 2006 after spending several years searching the west for the best, most beautiful community in which to grow old.  He has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and spent 32 years as a chronic disease epidemiologist with the California Cancer Registry of the California Department of Health Services.  Since arriving in Klamath Falls, Bill has served on the Boards of Klamath Hospice, Klamath Yacht Club, and Friends of Moore Park.  He currently serves on the Board of Friends of Crater Lake National Park.  He enjoys sailing, snow shoeing, and meandering through Moore Park.  He believes that serving with Klamath Lake Land Trust he can assist in building a vibrant, lasting legacy for present and future generations in our basin.


Megan Skinner

Megan Skinner is an aquatic ecologist with expertise in limnology, water quality, food web dynamics, aquatic and riparian restoration, stable isotope analysis, and fisheries biology.  Megan received a B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University, a M.S. in Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences from Washington State University.  Megan currently works for the Klamath Basin Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation.  Megan’s passion for aquatic and riparian restoration in the Klamath Basin inspired her to join the Klamath Lake Land Trust board.  In her free time, Megan enjoys backcountry skiing, trail running, backpacking, and gardening.


Kurt Thomas

Mr. Thomas first moved to the Klamath Basin (Tulelake) in 1954.   His family owns Agency Ranch in Fort Klamath on which they are partners in K2 Cattle Co., a cow-calf operation running cattle between Kern County, CA and Fort Klamath.  In 2002 Mr. Thomas co-founded KBRT, a land trust dedicated to leasing in-stream water and restoring riparian zones in the Wood River Valley.  During the 1990's, he managed the agricultural OREO portfolio for Wells Fargo Bank, consisting of $600mm in agricultural assets throughout the Western US.  Mr. Thomas is the past Chairman of A to Z Winery in the Willamette Valley, and the past Loan Committee Chairman for Mission Bank, which he co-founded in 1998.

Mr. Thomas sits on the Board of Sun Valley Rice, a multi-national rice growing-drying-milling operation with office in Arbuckle, CA and London, England. Mr. Thomas earned a BS from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.    Kurt and Mindy have been married for 41 years and have three children and two grandchildren. 


Joe Spendolini


Normajean Cummings

Normajean Cummings was born and raised in Klamath Falls, OR. She is an enrolled member of the Klamath Tribes. Normajean is currently the Office Manager for the Klamath River Inter-Tribal Fish and Water Commission. She is also the owner of Red Boot Bookkeeping. Normajean enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping and spending time with her family and friends. Norma has volunteered with various non-profits in the Klamath Basin.

Klamath Lake Land Trust

The Klamath Lake Land Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 5142 Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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