Our Staff

We’re currently hiring! Please see the Careers page for details.


The Sierra Nevada Alliance phone number is (530) 542-4546 and staff extensions are listed below.


Jenny Hatch  jenny [at] sierranevadaalliance.org – Extension 704, Executive Director
Jenny brings over 15 years of experience leading conservation work, in collaboration with diverse partners, to serve as the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s(SNA) Executive Director. Raised in the Sierra, Jenny is pleased to lead SNA in fulfilling its mission to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. Jenny has partnered with SNA on a variety of projects, including the management of several AmeriCorps member conservation projects. Her career background leading up to this role included work in erosion control, wildlife management, horiticulture as a Master Gardner, initiating the Aquatic Invasive Species prevention and control projects for Lake Tahoe, watershed restoration, and to protect and restore native trout throughout the Northern Sierra. Jenny also has a strong background in fundraising, outreach, advocacy, and management. Jenny has a B.A. in Conservation Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Photo - Lynn Baumgartner

Lynn Baumgartner lynn [at] sierranevadaalliance.org – Extension 705, SNAP Program Director
Lynn grew up enjoying the outdoors in eastern Washington. An early interest in environmental issues led to a BA in environmental geology from Western Washington University, and an AmeriCorps VISTA position at ReUse Works in rainy Bellingham, Washington. She moved to California and earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Science & Management from the Bren School at University of California, Santa Barbara (And spent a lot of time outside enjoying the weather). She’s worked on projects involving food access issues, environmental health and safety issues in the nanotech industry, and garbage & recycling studies. She is excited to use her background in AmeriCorps, development, outreach, data analysis and environmental issues as the SNAP Program Director at the Alliance. When she’s not working, Lynn is likely swimming, mountain biking, or coordinating inter-state book club meetings.

Carley O’Connell carley [at] sierranevadaalliance.org – Extension 702, Program Associate

Carley is a Truckee local, born and raised, whose love for the Sierra Nevada mountains drew her back to Truckee after earning a B.S. in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. Carley’s experience ranges from conducting her undergraduate thesis on the growth patterns and responses of phytoplankton in Lake Tahoe, to interning for the Town of Truckee Engineering Department, to investigating and quantifying the fungal associations of plants as a part of a climate change biodiversity shift project, to being a laboratory scientist in the microbiology and wet chemistry laboratories at an environmental testing facility. In the mix, she also served as a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership member at the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. She strongly believes in the benefit the SNAP program brings to the Sierra and is excited to be working with the program and the Alliance again. Outside of work, Carley can be found downhill or backcountry skiing, horseback riding, hiking, or simply spending time at one of the local lakes. 

Photo - Cami Chavez

Cami Chavez cami [at] sierranevadaalliance.org – Extension 706, Finance Manager
Cami was raised in Lake Tahoe from birth until 8 years old than moved to Alpine County (Woodfords), where she stayed until college. She returned after college, with her husband, and raised 4 wonderful children in Alpine County (Woodfords), three daughters and one son. Cami and her husband run a 24 hours tow business and have for over 28 years. Cami has been a mentor for Tahoe Family and Youth for the past four years. Currently Cami has 2 young girls that she mentors on a weekly basis. Cami has a true love for the Sierra Nevada and the Tahoe Region. Cami has been exploring the back country on horseback/hiking/kayaking for my entire life, including completing the entire Tahoe Rim trail two years ago. Cami does an amazing job handling the Alliances finances almost entirely on her own, quite an amazing feat.