Alicia Hamann grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spent most of her youth exploring the mountains, forests, and rivers of the greater Portland area. Alicia moved to Northern California in 2006 and earned her BA in Anthropology with a minor in Business Administration from Humboldt State University. She was drawn to Humboldt County by the vast wilderness and unique communities, and continues to appreciate all that makes this region wild. Since 2013 Alicia has been Administrative Director for Friends of the Eel River and has served on the NEC board since 2015. She serves on the Personnel Committee.