Nadia Hamey is a California Registered Professional Forester focusing on forest restoration in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Before joining the team of experts partnering with POST at San Vicente Redwoods, Nadia spent ten years Big Creek Lumber Company, where she consulted on sustainable redwood harvest, ensuring harvest operations exceeded California’s Forest Practice Requirements. Previously, she was an Intern Forester for the University of California, Berkeley’s research forest in the Sierra Nevada.
Nadia has been instrumental in planning and facilitating all aspects of property restoration and management at San Vicente Redwoods, including watershed restoration, fire hazard reduction, invasive species control, and road repair and maintenance. She is certified to survey for archaeological resources and endangered species (including the marbled murrelet and California red-legged frog). Passionate about land conservation and management, Nadia particularly enjoys the diversity and complexity of projects she encounters through her work on the San Vicente Redwoods property.
Daniel Olstein, Director of Land Programs and Stewardship, joined POST’s staff in 2013. Previously he served for two years as the executive director of the River Exchange, a non-profit that promotes healthy watersheds in the headwaters of the Sacramento River. Before that he spent a decade with The Nature Conservancy in Florida, North Carolina and here in California, where he was the project director of the Conservancy’s 1.5 million-acre Mount Hamilton Project.
Daniel earned a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.