Our Team


Jason Ulseth

Riverkeeper & Executive Director

Jason Ulseth is a Georgia native who grew up fishing and boating on the Chattahoochee River. During his childhood, he developed a love and passion for the river and our natural environment.

Henry Jacobs

Deputy Director

As Deputy Director, Henry Jacobs oversees outreach efforts and communications for the organization. He also manages fundraising, donor stewardship and programs specific to the Middle Chattahoochee region.

Kyndall Thiessen

Development Director

An Atlanta native with a passion for strengthening communities, Kyndall leads the CRK team responsible for fundraising, sponsorships, donor stewardship, membership services, outreach, and engagement.

Atlanta Office Staff

6020 River View Road SE
Suite 100
Smyrna, GA 30126


Gillian Barber

Trash Trap Fellow

Tammy Bates

Outings Director

Candace Baumann

Executive Assistant

jillian griffin development association chattahoochee riverkeeper

Jillian Griffin

Atlanta Outreach Manager

Z’Ri Hitchcock

Atlanta Neighborhood Water Watch Fellow

Becca Klein

Planned Giving Officer
Founder, Becca Sue Klein All Kids Fish

Chris Manganiello

Water Policy Director

Carol McIntosh

Finance & Operations Manager

Mike Meyer

Neighborhood Water Watch Program Director

Rosemary Pitrone

Communications Manager

Jess Sterling

Technical Programs Director

Stephanie Stutts

Staff Attorney

Christina York

Database Manager

Jordan Yu

Watershed Protection Specialist

Headwaters Office (Gainesville) Staff

104 Washington Street NE
Gainesville, GA 30501


Mallory Pendleton

Headwaters Outreach Manager

Becca Risser

Headwaters Watershed Specialist

Middle Chattahoochee Regional Office Staff

300 Kingfisher Lane
LaGrange, GA 30240


Ashley Desensi

Technical Programs Specialist

Henry Jacobs

Deputy Director

Anna McNamee

West Point Lake Floating Classroom Coordinator

Vanisha Strahota

Columbus Technical Programs Fellow


Sally Bethea is the founding director and riverkeeper of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper; she served in this capacity for 20 years until 2014, when she retired and became a senior advisor to the organization.

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