Paul Vienneau, Executive Director

Paul Vienneau started with Shasta Land Trust in December 2015. Born and raised in Shasta County, he returned over 1 year ago with his fiancée after being away for nearly 14 years. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Politics in 2005 and after enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Santa Cruz Mountains he moved to Southern California to pursue his law degree at the University of La Verne, College of Law. After graduating in 2013 with his Juris Doctor he pursued a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Rather than pursue a career as a practicing attorney he focused a great deal of his time during his master’s program on water conservation, technology/innovation and water ownership rights. Additionally, while in Southern California he worked at the City of Upland as a Water Conservation Intern and conducted a large amount of research concerning water regulation/ownership as a graduate assistant at the University of La Verne.

When not working, Paul enjoys spending quality time with his fiancee and family who still reside in Shasta County. After being out of the area for over 14 years he is once again enjoying the beautiful landscape that is Northern California by hiking and traveling to the hidden gems that surround the area.  As a way to burn off stress he enjoys working out at Northstate Crossfit where he has found personal growth, new friends, and wellness.  While he may have been gone for a while he is excited to get involved in the region and looks forward to playing a role in the Shasta Land Trust and all the work they do to preserve the place he calls home. 

 

Anne Thomas, Development Director

Anne Thomas started with Shasta Land Trust in February 2015. After spending 15 years as a Program Manager and Knowledge Manager to develop teams and collaborations that led to breakthrough results - at The Nature Conservancy’s Global Climate Change Program, The Stupski Foundation and Autodesk - Anne returned to her childhood home built by her father and mother in Palo Cedro. 

When she is not working on behalf of the Shasta Land Trust, Anne is the Founder and Director of Shasta Living Streets a non-profit membership organization that works to build better bikeways, trails and walkable cities by inspiring a vision for livable communities, sharing information about safety, providing services like valet bicycle parking, producing events like Family Bicycling Day, and engaging with the community and local agencies in collaborative efforts to make quality of life improvements in our cities and towns. 

 

Susan Partridge, Office Manager

Susan Partridge joined the Shasta Land Trust in 2010. Susan handles everything in the office from Wildways ticket orders and Kickoff planning to membership and organizational records. Susan and her family moved north to Redding from southern California many years ago. The ultimate mom, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter, which often leads to family adventures of kayaking and hiking.

 

Dana North, Communications & Engagement Coordinator

Dana joined Shasta Land Trust in September of 2016. Born in Nevada, raised in Iowa, studied in Spain, lived in Turkey, and traveled places in between, she has cultivated a deep appreciation for diversity, beauty and a sense of adventure—and an eclectic taste in music and food!

 As a designer, communicator and cultivator of community, Dana brings education, skill and passion to her work and loves engaging with and inspiring people to live full healthy lives. Apart from her work at Shasta Land Trust and jumping back into school again, Dana owns a design and photography studio creating and telling the stories of individuals and organizations. She loves running, especially a long one, creating delicious food to share with friends, and finding ways to make cookies healthy and tasty! Popcorn-an almost daily snack, meaningful conversation, and laughing are a few more of her favorite things.