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.

Caleb Mentzer

Outreach and Project Development Manager / assistant@nestuccawaters.org

Caleb is a native Oregonian from the small coastal town of Triangle Lake. He grew up on a working family tree farm that always strove to be a leader in quality environmental practices. He achieved a MS in Biology from the University of Oregon in 2009 while also attaining a minor in organic chemistry. A love of Pacific Northwest ecosystems and salmonid bearing streams has led Caleb to work in watershed restoration planning, management and implementation in many of Oregon’s Watershed Councils, particularly the Siuslaw and Coquille Watersheds. When not writing grants or attending outreach meetings, he spends his time steelhead fishing from his Koffler drift boat, rafting in the Rogue and Deschutes canyons, and playing guitar.