Rachel Kozloski is a soil scientist and environmental analyst at Ascent Environmental, a firm that provides environmental, natural resources, and planning services. She has over 10 years of diverse experience across the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin including preparation of technical studies, watershed planning, stormwater management, wetland delineation and restoration, threatened and endangered species, rangeland health inventories, grazing management plans, trail construction and alignment, and related sections of CEQA and NEPA documents. In addition, Rachel is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and has conducted a wide variety of technical soil services. Rachel lives with her family in the Little Town of Washington and spends her free time collecting rocks, exploring the Yuba River, and tending a small vineyard.
Mike Mooers is a copywriter focusing on the outdoor, winter sports, climbing and active lifestyle industries with clients including Arc’teryx, Yakima Racks, GORE-TEX, Keen Footwear and Gaiam. He’s known for his ability to quickly grasp and refine a brand’s voice and integrate it across a variety of platforms including print, web, advertising, multimedia, social media, in-store, packaging, and corporate communications.
Mike lives in Grass Valley with his wife, dog and cat. He founded his business – Wicked Good Copywriting and Communications – at Sierra Commons, leveraged the collaborative environment to build its success, and would be clueless and poor without the support and education Sierra Commons provides.
Stephanie is a one-woman qualitative market research powerhouse! She provides the insights that lead to smarter investments, better products, and more successful ad campaigns. She helps her clients see their customers in more nuanced ways, helps improve workplaces, and helps companies craft their best possible messages. An academic sociologist by training, Stephanie specializes in ethnography, depth interviews, online communities, and focus groups. She is passionate about healthcare and health reform, dancing, speaking French, and veganism.
Samantha Mabie-Tuinstra is a Visual Effects Producer with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of visual effects for film and television. She manages client relationships, budget, schedule, and crew while satisfying the creative vision of the client/project. She is an Emmy Winner for Star Trek: Enterprise and VES Award Nomination for LOST. Credits include: True Detective, Sleepy Hollow, The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, LOST, The Road, Get Smart, Superman Returns, Across the Universe, The Office, and Star Trek Enterprise.
Specialties: VFX Project Management: budget, organization, schedule, script review, breakdowns and bids, creative and technical approach development, client contact, team building; job cost projection, tracking and artist/team management and VFX recruiting.
Learn more about Samantha at IMDb.
Sarah Miller is a Freelance Senior Copywriter, a Corporate Blog Writer and a Freelance Writer. Sarah graduated from Amherst College in Massachusettes. Sarah writes for: Time Magazine, Daily Shouts at the New Yorker, The San Francisco Chronicle, Jezebel, The Awl, New York Magazine, the New York Times website and more. Find Sarah on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-miller-81407529.
Nick Santos is the Geospatial Applications Developer at Center for Watershed Sciences with UC Davis. Nick builds geospatial applications for assessment of California’s water – ecology, biology, morphology, and economy. Nick does technical work of all kinds – custom software development, basic networking, desktop support, etc. Increasingly, Nick does GIS and environmental consulting.
Abe Miessler is a software engineer specializing in Node.js, MongoDB, .NET, SQL Server and web security. He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and three kids.
Kirk Petersen is a Senior Software Development Engineer at Amazon.com. Kirk loves working on highly scalable and distributed network services. His specialties include: Network programming, network protocols, proxies, Linux kernel and application programming, scalability and performance tuning, C, C++, Python, Java.
Evelyn Soltero is a geoscientist and the owner of All About Wells, a licensed business providing a unique blend of disciplines to improve the efficiency of well systems. Evelyn specializes in repair and service. She has a knack for troubleshooting well systems and can provide land assessment reports and geochemical analysis for water and soil. The goal of All About Wells is help the customer avoid costly repairs and serious health conditions. Find Evelyn at invitewatertostay.com
Ann Davis has been a Sierra Commons resident member since 2013. She is a physician assistant (PA) by training and works for the American Academy of PAs as VP for Constituent Organization Outreach and Advocacy. She is a diehard fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Chazlynn Watts has been a Nevada City resident for 8 years. She took the Business Ignitor Coarse earlier this spring and is applying all of the great info she learned towards 2 businesses. She is a wellness advocate for Doterra, where she shares the great benifets of using these essential oils. Chazlynn also started a non-profit organization called Dance4achange. This Organization utilizes the medium of dance to raise funds and awareness for issues both local and global. Chazlynn loves co-working here at Sierra Commons, especially when deer stroll through the yard!!
Learn more at Dance4aChange.org.