Crystal McMahon grew up in Southern Oregon and has worked for a social service agency called Options for Southern Oregon since 2001. Crystal completed a Master of Science in Psychology in 2009 and is currently employed at Options as the Director of the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence, which helps people overcome barriers to employment.
Crystal was a founding member of the Klamath Lake Land Trust and previously served in roles of the Executive Director and Board President. Crystal has a longstanding interest in the natural world, including birds, fish and wildlife. She and several associates own 400 acres located on forest, sage steppe or along streams in Klamath County, that they're protecting and restoring for wildlife habitat. Crystal served as the Board President for the Lomakatsi Restoration Project, which is a restoration organization with a focus on social justice. She has served on the Lomakatsi Board from 2008-2018, and she recently joined the Native Fish Society as the River Steward for the Sycan River.
Natosha was born and raised in Klamath Falls. She received an Associate of Applied Science from Klamath Community College in 2011, and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Environmental Science with an emphasis in watershed science at Oregon Institute of Technology. She has done extensive in-the-field research concerning ornithology and entomology and has had her work exhibited at OIT and published in the Herald and News. Natosha is the mother of three very active children and has been a volunteer coach for Special Olympics Oregon Klamath County for the past 12 years.
Debra Day was born in Missouri, and since has lived in several places throughout the country. After moving to Klamath Falls twice, for a total of eight years and counting, Debra has decided that this is the place she wants to call home. Debra completed her education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving a Master of Science in Psychology, with an emphasis on applied research. She has always been passionate about all things native, especially native plants and freshwater invertebrates. Debra began volunteering her grant writing skills at Klamath Lake Land Trust in 2015 and says that conservation work is "where her heart is". Her newest endeavor is volunteering at "Badger Run Wildlife Rehabilitation".
Jay Lunsford grew up in a small town in Alabama. “War Eagle!” For college, he attended Marion Military Institute, and after that fatiguing experience, he decided that he had enough schooling. So, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Why did he chose the US Air Force over the other branches of military service? Because his grandfather said so. His career in the US Air Force was a worthwhile experience that led him to the North West where he has now resided for 21 years. Most of those years in the service were spent right here in Klamath Falls, Oregon, a town he considers to be one of Oregon’s best kept secrets. Shortly after retiring in June 2019, he got hired as an Outreach Coordinator with the Klamath Lake Land Trust. He has a strong interest in land conservation, loves to hike the many trails around Klamath Falls, and loves to talk with interesting people. His current position in the Land Trust offers him plenty of opportunity to indulge in those wonderful activities.