Board of Directors


Mike Aughney Creator of website, former commercial fisherman Mike Bogue One of the Sacramento River’s best fishing guides Robert Boucke Owner Johnson’s Bait, Yuba City, Fish and Game Advisory Commissioner, District 3 Sutter County Jim Caito Owner of Caito Fisheries, (Locations Half Moon Bay, SF, Eureka, Fort Bragg and Crescent City), 4th generation in the business, Advisor to the Pacific States, Marine Fisheries Commission Hunt Conrad Former commercial and current recreational angler and writer of a weekly fishing column. Joe Donatini OwnerJohnson Hicks Marine Electronics, Santa Cruz and Sausalito Ken Elie Owner, Outdoor Pro Shop, Cotati Victor Gonella Founder of GGSA, lifelong salmon fisherman, owner Victory Chevrolet and Victory Jeep, Petaluma Marc Gorelnik Chairman Coastside Fishing Club, Half Moon Bay-based non-profit organization, voting member Pacific Fisheries Management Council, general counsel American Sportfishing Association. Chris Lawson Commercial salmon and crab fisherman with roots that go back generations in the Tomales Bay and Bodega Bay area. Don Marshall Commercial crab and salmon fisherman from Half Moon Bay.  President of the Small Boat Commercial Salmon Fishermen’s Association and member of the Half Moon Bay Seafood Marketing Association. Don Newman National Sales Manager for P-Line, a leading fishing tackle company. Don is a lifelong fisherman and one of the best steelhead fishermen on the west coast. Dick Pool Owner Pro Troll tackle, veteran Central Valley salmon advocate and activist going back to the listing of winter run salmon in the late 1980’s. Rick Powers Captain, New Sea Angler,charter boat out of Bodega Bay. Randy Repass Founder and Director of West Marine, the biggest marine retailer in the U.S. Repass brings a lifetime of marine, engineering, retail and political experience to GGSA. Caleen Sisk Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, historic territory is along the McCloud River watershed (near Redding) which produced might salmon runs until the construction of Shasta Dam blocked fish passage. Tim Sloane Executive Director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermens Associations Roger Thomas Captain, passenger fishing boat Salty Lady, president of the Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association representing charter boat owner operators. David Zeff Owner of Zefflaw Attorneys thirty nine years of experience litigating important issues in the State and Federal Courts of California, New York and other venues. Mr. Zeff served for 8 years as the Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Committee on Arbitration of Fee Disputes and he has held other positions on Committees of the State Bar of California, BASF and the Marin County Bar.