Karen Mallory, District Administrator

Karen Mallory, District Administrator.   Karen has worked with the SVRCD since January 2008 and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Forestry and a Master of Science in Watershed Management from California State University at Humboldt. Karen brings experience in monitoring, hydrology and watershed management and planning as well as an interest in education. Karen’s role has shifted over the years to now becoming the District Administrator as of December 2016.  She assigns and expedites tasks, and keeps track of progress during the grant cycle, providing oversight to all personnel, and keeps the Board up to date.


brandy-caporaso-4-534x800 Brandy Caporaso, Finance Manager

Brandy Caporaso, Finance Manager. Brandy relocated to Siskiyou County in 2001 after attending university and working and living in Santa Cruz for over a decade. She comes to SVRCD with project and program management background in the food, construction and non-profit sectors. She is honored to work with amazing staff dedicated to the mission of the RCD.



Ayn Ayn Perry, Project Staff

Ayn Perry, Project Staff.  Ayn came to the SVRCD in 2010 after a 29 year career with the NRCS in Siskiyou County.  She still feels passionately about resource conservation and feels that landowner enlightened self interest is the best motivator for good land use decisions. Her work centers on ranch planning and project development.  She holds a BA in Geography from Southern Oregon University.

Ethan Brown, Monitoring Technician


Ethan Brown, Monitoring Technician.  Ethan has a BS in Geology from US Santa Cruz and is a home grown Siskiyou County native from Mt. Shasta.   He has experience in water quality monitoring, data management and analysis, and groundwater and geology.  He is assisting with our monitoring program and spearheading our Groundwater Assistance efforts with Siskiyou County.


Jed DeDobbeleer, Irrigation Specialist


Jed DeDobbeleer – Irrigation Specialist.    Jed is the SVRCD Irrigation Specialist, newly hired (2017) to develop our Irrigation Services Program.  He comes to us from Scott Valley and is a graduate of OIT in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Jed has extensive experience in land survey work and local agricultural issues.  He divides his time between the Siskiyou RCD, the local NRCS and our part time work.

Dan Blessing, Forester.   Dan recently retired from a long career in the USDA Forest Service, mainly here in Siskiyou County. We are lucky to have him helping us develop and formalize work with small private lands forestry landowners.

Mike Riney, Monitoring Specialist

Mike Riney, Water Quality Monitoring Specialist. Mike came to the SVRCD in December 2016, after spending six years on the Big Island of Hawaii. He has a Master of Science in Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and spent three years as a Biological Technician for the US Forest Service and two years as a biological contractor for the USGS. Mike’s passion and career goals lie in stream ecology, hydrology, and restoration. Along with water quality monitoring responsibilities, Mike assists SVRCD staff in project coordination, data analysis, and report writing.