Board of Directors
Kolb has been involved with Plumas Corporation for over 30 years, having served as Plumas County’s representative to the Feather River Coordinated Resource Management group before being invited to take a seat on the Plumas Corporation Board of Directors. John came to Plumas County in 1976 and worked as engineering staff for the Plumas County Road Department/Public Works Department for 37 years. He is a founding member of the Plumas County Search & Rescue Team and has served as the President of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Quincy Streetscape Committee and Chair of the Plumas County Employees Association. Along with his duties on the Plumas Corporation Board, John has also served as a Director on the East Quincy Community Service District (CSD) and the American Valley CSD Boards. John lives with his wife Carol in East Quincy. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. John’s hobbies include golf, hiking, bowling, fishing. kayaking, canoeing and camping.
John majored in Animal Husbandry at UC Davis and Economics at UC Berkeley. He founded Phillips Olofson Tibbits & Gant, Inc., a professional property management firm in the San Francisco Bay Area and served as the CEO for 21 years. John currently serves as Vice Chair of the Plumas County Planning Commission, and on the Board of Plumas Corporation. He is the founder and sole proprietor of Livestock & Riparian Electric Fencing, which specializes in riparian restoration. He has been actively involved with a variety of local conservation organizations, including the Sierra Valley Resource Conservation District, Feather River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Feather River Land Trust, and Eastern Plumas Recreation District. He is also a founder, and former director of PlumasTomorrow, a 501 (c) 3 concerned with the future of Plumas County, and a former director of the Graeagle Community Services District.
Michael Jackson An environmental attorney with extensive experience in water law, Jackson brings a depth and breadth of national, regional, and local understanding of natural resource policies and legislation that are very pertinent to the work of Plumas Corporation. Having worked in environmental law for over 27 years, Jackson has a large network of influential contacts. Jackson serves as the Board's Secretary/Treasurer.
John Sheehan Sheehan has been a Board Director since 2015 and was previously Plumas Corporation's Executive Director from 1992 until his retirement in 2011. He has been an elected Trustee at Feather River Community College since 1995 and served as the Chair from 2014-2017. Other board memberships include Plumas Ski Club and Rural Community Assistance Corporation, a non-profit Community Development Finance Institution with rural housing, community development and infrastructure programs in 12 western states. Sheehan has a BA (English) from Villanova University and an MS (Community Development) from University of Louisville.
Jason Christian Christian is a political and technical economist with internationally-recognized expertise in the long-term risk-aware planning in the electric-power industry. His integration of science with policy, promotes and develops efficient solutions to the challenges confronting the health of our forests, and the communities that interact with them, in and beyond his Northern Sierra home. A proud native of Loyalton in Sierra Valley, Christian now lives downstream in Portola, where he sees the railroad-town as a logistical key to addressing the health crisis of the forested communities in the Northern Sierra. For the last several years, Christian consulted with Henwood Energy/Global Energy Decisions/Ventyx-An ABB Company, out of Sacramento. Christian earned his PH.D. in Economics from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, and BAs in the Political Economy of Industrial Societies (with High Honors) and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Terry Benoit Benoit recently joined the Plumas Corp Board as a Director in October 2018. He was a former employee, working as a Project Manager for 14 years (2002-2015). Prior to coming to Plumas Corp Terry worked for over thirty years as a Hydrologist, and served as the Forest Service lead restoration technical advisor to the Feather River Coordinated Resource Management group from 1986 to 2002. Terry's expertise and career experiences have helped him develop the art associated with wildland hydrology and its application, especially in the area of watershed management, road and mine-site assessments and rehabilitation, and stream and meadow restoration.
Jeannette Sasser A local realtor who sat on the Plumas Corporation Board when the tourism and economic development programs were viable, Jeannette now serves as a Special Advisor to the Plumas Corp Board. Her realty business experience, Mohawk Valley Associates, brings community knowledge and understanding of economics to the organization, and offers insight into the business marketing aspects for becoming a sustainable non-profit business.
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