About KBO

KBO Staff

John Alexander, PhD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR As Klamath Bird Observatory co-founder, John works with KBO’s Board of Directors, Research Advisor, Science Director, Outreach and Science Communications Specialist, and Executive Administrator overseeing all aspects of the organization’s efforts.

Jaime Stephens, MS

SCIENCE DIRECTOR As Science Director, Jaime oversees KBO’s long-term monitoring and applied ecological research programs. She works closely with staff to design, implement, and deliver conservation relevant science. Jaime collaborates with a diverse suite of partners   to inform resource management strategies and conservation actions that improve outcomes for birds and ecosystems.

Jacob McNab

DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT AND ADMINISTRATOR Jacob joined KBO in September of 2016 after moving to Ashland from the San Francisco Bay area in California. He wears many hats as the Office Administrator, including assisting the Executive Director. Jacob received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 2015.

Debra Agnew, MS

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST Debra Agnew joined KBO in 2020. As Science Communication Specialist, she is responsible for facilitating communications about Klamath Bird Observatory’s science and conservation work via websites, news feeds, social media, printed materials, community education and community science programs, and more. She also fills leadership roles in Partners in Flight’s communications group and on eBird Northwest’s steering committee.

Sarah Rockwell, PhD

RESEARCH BIOLOGIST Sarah manages KBO’s bird monitoring work on the Trinity River Restoration Program in northwestern California. The goal of this research is to determine how changes in habitat structure associated with river restoration are related to bird abundance, diversity, and demography. Results are used to inform and assess riparian restoration activities, using birds as indicators of a functional riparian ecosystem.

Caitlyn Gillespie, MS

RESEARCH BIOLOGIST Caitlyn joined KBO in August 2016 to assist with ongoing research, including the oak habitat conservation and species distribution modeling projects.

Ellie Armstrong

INFORMATICS SPECIALIST Ellie helps manage KBO’s data and assists in organizing and running multiple projects during the field season including; the Trinity River project, the Point Count field season and Community Science effort. Ellie started as a KBO intern in April 2013 when she joined the field crew for the Trinity River Restoration Program.

Kate Halstead, MS

RESEARCH BIOLOGIST Kate partnered with KBO on her Master’s thesis project, a study of songbird communities in the diverse oak habitats of the Rogue Basin.  Her research contributed to the Land Manager’s Guide to Bird Conservation in Oak Habitats of the Pacific Northwest, as well as the A Guide for Private Landowners: Restoring Oak Habitat in Southern Oregon and Northern California.  Through this work, Kate pursued her desire to use applied research to aid current avian conservation efforts.

Claire Stuyck, MS

BIRD BANDING RESEARCH BIOLOGIST Claire oversees all aspects of KBO’s long-term bird banding program that contribute to ongoing avian monitoring and applied ecology studies that advance conservation. She earned her M.S. degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University where her work focused on assessing Barn Swallow breeding phenology and investigating perspectives of birds and conservation-based management.

Stephanie Loredo, MS

FIELD TECHNICIAN Stephanie Loredo joined KBO in December, 2020 to assist in carrying out the point count program and support staff in the field. She also supports data management, study design, and report writing for other programs. She obtained her Master’s degree in Wildlife Science at Oregon State University in 2018. Stephanie studied the foraging activity, movement, and habitat-use of Common Murres in the California Current System using satellite transmitters coupled with dive sensors. She determined marine areas of high-use and linked murre locations with co-occurring environmental data to determine behavior-specific habitat-use during varying life-stages.
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