Carolyn “CJ” Silas has spent most evenings throughout her life on a microphone talking sports & announcing games for college football & baseball at Cal Poly and Hancock College. By day she laces up her hiking boots or Roller Derby skates to get her blood pumping and her heart racing. She has been a volunteer Docent/Ranger for the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County since the organization acquired the Pismo Preserve.

CJ’s love for nature, animals, ocean views & a great workout drove her to the Preserve on a daily basis. She’s been volunteering to lead hikes, raise money and create new relationships with the surrounding community. CJ earned a B.S. in Communications from Syracuse University. As a daily ambassador on the Preserve she shares stories with visitors, while pointing out the vibrant wildlife & flowers on the 900-acre property. Her passion for the outdoors and preserving the land for it’s many critters is contagious.