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

Hunt Conrad
A former commercial and current recreational angler and writer of a weekly fishing column.

Joe Donatini
OwnerJohnson Hicks Marine Electronics, Santa Cruz, and Sausalito

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.

Adam Messner
Entrepeneur, outdoorsman.

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.

Vance Staplin

Vance Staplin is a former inland rivers fishing guide. He now represents multiple lines of fishing and outdoor gear and deals with outdoors folks throughout the state.

David Zeff
Law Offices of David M. Zeff, Larkspur, California.  43 years of business and complex litigation, including antitrust and intellectual property, in State and Federal Courts of California, New York, and other venues Former Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) Committee on Arbitration of Fee Disputes, CLE Committee of  Marin County Bar. and  two term member of State Bar of California Mandatory Arbitration Committee.  Avid environmentalist and GGSA supporter.

Ted Wilson
Ted Wilson is a caterer and restaurant owner who specializes in sustainable seafood.