Kimra McAfee, Executive Director
Prior to joining AWG in June 2018, Kimra served as the Executive Director for Oakland's Friends of Sausal Creek since 2009, providing oversight for the organization's restoration, education, and monitoring programs. She managed field staff, oversaw finances, wrote and administered grants, led other fundraising efforts, and provided leadership in community outreach. She holds a B.A. in English from University of California, Berkeley, and a M.A. in Geography and Human Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University, where her thesis was a post-audit of New Melones Dam on the Stanislaus River. Kimra treasures every moment she has with her two daughters and husband, and she enjoys hiking, birding, baking bread, tap dancing, and playing mandolin and banjo.
For general inquiries about Alpine Watershed Group, please contact Kimra here.
Rachel Kieffer, Headwaters Coordinator
Rachel joined Alpine Watershed Group in November 2021 after working a seasonal position on the Land Management crew with Tahoe Resource Conservation District and after having completed four AmeriCorps terms spanning the western United States. Originally from the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, Rachel attended Goucher College in Maryland, earning a B.A. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Environmental Science and a minor in Biology. For her AmeriCorps service, she did trail work with the Nevada Conservation Corps, Recreational Outreach with the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona, salmonid habitat protection in the Santa Monica Mountains, and helped lead a restoration crew in Reno at the Rosewood Nature Study Area. Rachel’s experience with promoting watershed health includes using GIS to aid in restoration and outreach efforts. When not working, Rachel can be found on the trails, visiting another National Park, reading, or picking up a new hobby.
For more information about our restoration and monitoring programs, please contact Rachel here.
Wes Mosley, Forest Health Coordinator
Wes joined Alpine Watershed Group in June 2023, filling the new position of Forest Health Coordinator. Prior to this he was the Operations Manager of a local tree care company based in Reno, Nevada, that served residential and commercial needs as well as state and federal contracts. He managed field and office staff, oversaw contract procurement and implementation, wrote organization policies and procedures, and managed financial forecasts and budget allocations. He studied Forest Management and Ecology at the University of Nevada, Reno while working as a Timber Cruiser for the Forest Service out of Carson City, Nevada. Wes was also the Lead Utility Forester for NV Energy where he managed a team of contracted foresters throughout the state of Nevada. He is a Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). As an avid hunter and outdoorsman, Wes spends his time in the less traveled corners of Alpine County with his wife and their two dogs.
For more information about forest health and restoration, please contact Wes here.
Stacey Huber, Bookkeeper
Stacey moved to the Lake Tahoe area with her husband and daughter in 2011 and has enjoyed all the Sierras have to offer ever since. Stacey completed her Certified Bookkeeper certification through Lake Tahoe Community College and has been helping small businesses and nonprofits all over Lake Tahoe and Nevada with their bookkeeping needs since 2018. Stacey and her family are avid campers, and almost every summer weekend is usually spent exploring new little towns in the Sierras.
For more information, please contact Stacey here.