California Central Coast Chapter: Officers

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President: Clint Scheuerman

Having served as CCCC TWS Vice President (President Elect) over the past year, I look forward to serving as President. Our chapter has come quite a ways over the last few years, thanks in large part to our current President, Michaela, and all of the board members – past and present. Our board members donate their (not-always-so-free) time and effort to making things happen. But, our chapter is made up of everyone that pays the small membership fee, shows up at events, and stays involved in our community. As we strive to bring more cohesiveness and opportunities to the chapter, we always welcome advice and help. So, say hello at events, offer input, and get involved! Thanks, and I look forward to a great year.


Vice President: Tiffany Whitsitt

I have enjoyed the past year serving as Secretary alongside a strong Central Coast Chapter board that has worked hard to provide more opportunities for our membership. I would like to continue serving your Chapter as President-Elect. I have worked to ensure events are hosted in Santa Barbara County and I want to work to continue that effort as our chapter grows. I have enjoyed getting to meet many of you at events or via email and want to continue to hear from you about what kind of opportunities you would like to see the Chapter offer.

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Past-President: Michaela Koenig

I have been on the board for three years, two as Secretary and one as President. In that time I have worked diligently to establish a current chapter roster, chapter website, developed our outreach program, grow membership, and help build a solid Executive Board. It is my hope to continue to listen to what the chapter members want as far as professional development, continuing education, and overall wildlife related experiences. My goals continue to be to encourage and support our student chapters and membership, as well as to continue to expand our reach into Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties. As the 2016 Chapter President, I am uniquely qualified to serve as the Immediate Past President for 2017. As Past President I will continue to serve the California Central Coast Chapter and I look forward to this new role!

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Secretary: Melissa Blundell

I am excited to serve as Secretary for TWS CCCC. I am currently a Wildlife Biologist with Dudek and first became a member of TWS in 2008. I am an alumna of Humboldt State University and UC Davis and have worked on wildlife projects throughout California. Although I am a new member to the CCCC, I have experience serving on committees with other organizations (e.g., AOU). I am excited to be an active member of the Executive Board, continue the efforts of my predecessors, and contribute my experiences in supporting chapter goals.


Treasurer: David Hacker

Last year I drafted the by-laws amendment that the chapter voted to approve, which will allow us to invest our funds. Please vote for me again so I can continue that work by getting our money invested according to our newly amended by-laws. Then we will realize our long-term goal of earning more income from an endowment to support the chapter goals, especially supporting student activities.


Chapter Rep: Sara Snyder

I am thrilled to serve another year as Chapter Representative. I have worked as a wildlife biologist in the San Luis Obispo Area for the last seven years.  I was first introduced to The Wildlife Society while working in the San Francisco Bay Area and shortly after I joined the local chapter.  When I moved to San Luis Obispo for graduate school I joined the Central Coast Chapter.