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Meet the Staff and Board

Lauren Silver-Turner, Executive Director

Lauren Silver-Turner grew up in rural Northern Michigan, in an agricultural community surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and forests. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in Conservation Ecology with a specialization in Aquatic Ecosystems from the U of M’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. Throughout Lauren’s career, she has worked in a variety of different roles allowing her to build a multidisciplinary skill set encompassing natural resources conservation, watershed management, agriscience and agricultural technical assistance, education and outreach, and community engagement. Prior to moving to Washington, she worked for the Grand Traverse Conservation District and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development providing one-on-one technical assistance to agricultural producers of all sizes and commodities to prevent and mitigate environmental and legal risks on their farms. She also was the co-founder and co-developer of the Great Lakes Incubator Farm program, a land-based farm training program that lowers barriers and challenges to beginning farmers, aids in the succession of local farmland, and educates producers about regenerative agricultural practices. In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband, Jeremy, and their dog, Mila. She loves backpacking, kayaking, fishing, and downhill skiing, as well as spending time at home cooking, reading, and playing guitar.

Regina Fletcher, Floodzilla Gage Network Field Scientist

Regina Fletcher grew up in Western Washington and has a background in GIS mapping. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western Washington University in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. She spent several years working as a Geo Visual Data Specialist for Google, including projects involving updating routing and other vital user data during natural disasters. She was inspired by these projects to continue her education and completed her M.A. in Biology through Miami University’s Project Dragonfly AIP program, which partners with Woodland Park Zoo as a learning facility for class courses. Her educational work included studying community-based environmental solutions and emerging technologies in conservation. She also focused on stream habitat in the Pacific Northwest, and volunteers in her community with local advocacy groups for water quality monitoring of urban streams and wildlife monitoring with camera traps.

Justine Casebolt, Beaver Conservation Manager

Justine Casebolt was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture. After graduating, she joined the Student Conservation Association which allowed her to travel the country for various fish and wildlife positions. In 2019, she moved to Portland, Oregon with her husband, cat, and dog. She received a Wildlife Management Graduate Certificate from Oregon State University and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Environmental Management at Portland State University. Her master’s research is focused on evaluating how beavers affect the hydrology and wetland plant community at Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located in Skamania, Washington. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her pup, camping, backpacking, kayaking, but also enjoys the comforts of home, such as cooking a good meal, baking, and painting.

The “Behind the Scenes” Floodzilla Team!

Geary Eppley

Floodzilla Creator and Project Manager


Dave Sanderman

Software Engineer


Pavlo Babenko

Software Engineer


Dean Vergillo

Structure Design and Installation Specialist

Board of Directors

  • Wayne Gullstad, President – Cherry Creek Farm
  • Janet Keller, Secretary – Keller Dairy
  • Joe Haberzetle, Treasurer – Valley landowner
  • Patrick McGlothin –  Goose and Gander Farm
  • Cynthia Krass – Natural Resource Planning & Farmland Advocate
  • Nathan Sherfey – Remlinger Farms

  • Bob Anderson – Valley landowner
  • Geary Eppley – Acacia Farm
  • Jeff Groshell –  Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course
  • Jim Shannon – Natural Resources Consultant
  • Rick VanderKnyff – Digital Editor & Farming Advocate

The Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance is a community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to protecting and enhancing the lives, livelihoods, lands, and waters of the beautiful Snoqualmie River Valley.