Salmonid Restoration Federation


Dana Stolzman

Executive Director

Dana Stolzman has been the Executive Director of Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) for over 12 years as well as the Agenda Coordinator for the Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. Dana previously worked on Alaska salmon campaigns, producing the Coho Confab, and for ten years worked with an advocacy group that helped to list coho salmon as a threatened species in California. Dana’s background is in community and statewide organizing. She was the Bay Area director of a citizen’s initiative campaign to ban old-growth logging in California and she worked to organize labor leaders in solidarity with the Central American labor movement.

Dana graduated with honors from UC Berkeley with an English degree and minor in Conservation Resource Studies. She specializes in herding cats, whitewater kayaking, and coalition building. She is also an avid foodie which is why she cares so much about your eating experience at SRF events.

Katrina Nystrom Sheldon, M.S.

Project Coordinator

Katrina Nystrom Sheldon has ten years of experience in the environmental science, fisheries, and the restoration field. Katrina received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography at Humboldt State University in 2010 and a Master of Science in Natural Resources option in Environmental Science and Management from Humboldt State University in December 2020.

Currently Katrina is the Project Coordinator at the Salmonid Restoration Federation where she runs the streamflow monitoring program. Previous appointments include Stream Geomorphology Field Technician and Crew Leader with the HSU River Institute, Teaching Associate for Environmental Methods at HSU, Land and Water Program Coordinator at Sanctuary Forest, and Fisheries Technician with Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.

Lindsay Davis Kelsey

Project Assistant

Lindsay was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History with a focus in Modernism and Documentary Arts from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Prior to joining SRF, Lindsay worked in various hospitality and outdoor industries across Arizona, Oregon, and Switzerland. She moved to Humboldt County in 2020 and began working with SRF as the Project Assistant in March of 2021. She’s excited to support SRF’s mission of promoting restoration and stewardship of California's salmonids!


Denise Dills


Denise grew up in San Rafael, and has lived in California all her life. She has raised three boys, and has had her own bookkeeping business since 1987. She enjoys doing bookkeeping; but her passion is helping with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

Ashley Shannon

Project Assistant

Ashley received her B.S from Humboldt State University in Environmental Science & Management with a concentration in Ecological Restoration in 2021. She grew up in sunny San Diego, but traded the skyscrapers for trees of equal size and never looked back. She has a passion for community-based approaches to restoration, aiming to preserve the beauty of California.  Ashley joined SRF as a Project Assistant in 2023. You can often find her with her dog, playing on the beach.