The Staff

Chris Lobdell

Field Coordinator

Chris grew up in Ladera, a small and bucolic neighborhood nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, where he spent his childhood overturning logs to discover critters in his backyard. Unable to shake his fascination with the natural world, Chris graduated from the University of Michigan’s Program in the Environment, with a specialization in conservation biology. A season of wildland firefighting in Alaska cemented his desire to work outdoors, while volunteering in restoration projects in Ann Arbor further pulled Chris towards environmental stewardship.

In his free time, Chris enjoys the endless outdoor recreation the Central Coast boasts: backpacking, hiking, trail running, disc golf, surfing, and more.