Before joining the Tribe, he spent nine years as a water quality analyst for the Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts (IASCD), developing and implementing water quality monitoring projects throughout north-central Idaho. Before that he worked for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, conducting riparian surveys.
Ken has a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Idaho, with an emphasis in Water Resources Management. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from the University of Idaho in Environmental Science.
She is the mother to Adam and grandmother to Jaydan, Alexya and Mariah. Her hobbies include anything to do with her grandkids and music.
The Nez Perce Tribe has excellent water quality with strong linkages between groundwater and surface water. The beautiful Clearwater River flows through the Reservation and supports ocean runs of salmon and steelhead, which are the lifeblood of the Nez Perce Tribe and the Pacific Northwest. He particularly likes the work with the UST program, because its primary objective is to protect human health and the environment.
Prior to working for the Tribe she worked for the Miami Zoo, She is passionate about conservation, and has traveled to the tropics to help save wild elephants, and other species.
Stefanie is the Resilience Coordinator for the Nez Perce Tribe. She is responsible for creating and managing a sustainability and community resilience program for the Nez Perce Tribe that will help secure the well-being of the Nimiipuu and their homelands in a changing climate.
Before joining the Tribe, she worked to protect rare, special-status, and endangered species for thirteen years as a planner, wildlife biologist, and research assistant in California working for EMC Planning, Garcia and Associates, Point Blue Conservation Science, The Institute for Bird Populations, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the University of Nevada-Reno. Her personal interests also include health, environmental justice, environmental restoration, solar, community gardening, and permaculture, and she is an avid bird watcher who has traveled around the world to learn first hand about birds, animals, people, and ecosystems, and the challenges they face.
Stefanie has a Master’s Degree (M.S.) in Resource Ecology Management from the University of Michigan, with an emphasis on ecology and biological diversity in agricultural ecosystems. She has a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) from McMurry University in Biology.
Casey enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, rafting, cooking and spending time with his family.
Prior to joining the Tribe, Linda worked as a Quality Assurance Officer and as Assistant Lab Director at Northwestern Aquatic Sciences. She has an M.B.A. from Northwest Nazarene University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from Rutgers University.
Marcus is the father of five children and has thirteen grandchildren. Marcus enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and spending time with his family; especially watching his grandchildren play sports.
She joined the Nez Perce Tribe’s Water Resources Division as a Climate Change Specialist in 2017. Becky is also a Ph.D. student in Water Resources at the University of Idaho. Her research is focused on integrating community voices and local knowledge with climate science in order to help communities adapt to and prepare for climate change.