Board of Directors
Our board of directors are all CUAA members that volunteer their time to run the day to day operations of our non-profit organization. We hold a virtual meeting quarterly to discuss business, vote on current initiatives and continue our mission to support Natural Resource students at HSU. If you are interested in serving as a board member, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruce H. Garlinger- Board Chairman
From Mojave, California and graduated HSU with a BS in Wildlife Management in 1986. Co-Owner of EREMICO Biological Services, LLC. Biological Consultant, Specializing In Wildlife and rare plants of the Mojave Desert and the Southern Great Basin Desert. Also Desert Bighorn Sheep! Hobbies include photography, Birding, wildlife Expeditions out of country, Home brewing, Camera Trapping, and counting Sheep. Conservation Unlimited - is the primary Social, public Service and Conclave Club on Campus, for wildlifer’s. Most of my HSU college CU friends are now CUAA members / Supporters. CUAA continues to support students and the Wildlife Department. I financially support CUAA while living and may support CUAA in death (Living Trust).
John Carlson, Jr.
I was born and raised in Chicago and the south suburbs.
Graduated from Humboldt in 1986 with BS in Wildlife Management and Iowa State in 1990 with a MS in Wildlife Biology. I worked for CA Dept of Fish and Game from 1989 to 2010 in various positions from Wildlife Biologist to Fish and Game Commission Executive Director…and have been with California Waterfowl Association since 2010 as its President. Hobbies include cycling, fishing, hunting, hiking and coaching youth trapshooting.
I joined the CUAA Board to help bring more bandwidth and stability to its finances to help better achieve its mission.
I was raised in South Lake Tahoe and graduated HSU with a BS in Wildlife Management in 2008 and an MS in 2013. I then moved to the UK and studied wildlife filmmaking with the BBC Natural History Unit/University of the West of England in Bristol, England. Now back in Arcata and working as a wildlife cinematographer, I am honored to serve on the CUAA board and eager to help support the next generation of HSU wildlife professionals.
I graduated from the HSU Wildlife Program in 2017. I’ve worked in environmental consulting as well as international research. I’m currently on a year’s long travel adventure through the western part of North America with my little family. My hobbies include mountain biking, backpacking, kayaking, camping, birding, identifying plants and mushrooms, cooking, and relaxing in nature with my dog. I grew up joining hunting trips with my grandfather, but my time spent at HSU solidified my love for nature and science in tandem. CUAA helped fund my first professional conference and that experience has helped me grow as a young professional. I look forward to working with CUAA to help bridge the gap between HSU natural resources professionals and students.
I graduated from HSU with a BS in Biology in 2018. I have worked in the environmental consulting industry on and off since 2011 while getting my degree. After graduating, I moved to Bakersfield CA, to begin my career as a wildlife biologist at McCormick Biological, Inc. Many summers have been spent surveying for the endangered and state fully protected blunt-nosed leopard lizard and I specialize in the wildlife species of the Southern San Joaquin Valley. My hobbies include birding, backpacking, mushroom hunting (when I visit Humboldt), camping, attending concerts and sporting events, and jumping on my trampoline! I learned about CUAA at the first wildlife conference I attended and joined the board that day. I love that CUAA helps the next generation of wildlife professionals and I am excited to be a part of it!