Our Staff

Garshaw Amidi-Abraham

Garshaw grew up in southern California and Long Island, NY. He received his Bs in Ecology and Anthropology from Stony Brook University and after graduating, he traveled to Madagascar to conduct research on a highly unique crayfish genus. He also worked out of Logan, Utah and Prineville, Oregon conducting stream and rivers surveys for Utah State University and the Bureau of Land Management. During the Master of Development Practice program at UC Berkeley, he focused his work on community based water resources management and stream and river restoration. He worked at a large NGO researching springs near Kathmandu, Nepal and on floodplain management and urban creek restoration projects with American Rivers. Garshaw loves to surf, fish, cook, climb and mountain bike.

Whit Hassett

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR / assistant@nestuccawaters.org

A Wisconsin native, Whitney originally came to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Washington State University, with a focus on Aquatic Ecology. She has worked as a field biologist and land steward in Hawaii and Colorado, and for ODFW conducting fish habitat surveys throughout the Oregon Coast Range. She is also a freelance aerial photographer, and in her free time she likes to surf, climb, fly-fish, mountain bike and ski.