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ABOUT

OUR STAFF

Shannon Martin – Executive Director
Shannon’s the first to admit that she has three passions: her family, fishing, and home brewing. She joined KRSA in April of 2019, after securing funding for new playground equipment and providing leadership of the Soldotna Elementary School PTO. Shannon fishes the Kenai Peninsula year-round with her husband and three children, and loves catching steelhead on her fly rod at secret spots across the state!

Natalie Casebeer– Event and Membership Coordinator
Natalie joined KRSA in July 2017 as the Event Coordinator. Before joining KRSA, she worked for the Peninsula Clarion as a Graphic Designer for 17 years. She was born and raised on the Kenai Peninsula. Natalie and her husband, Aaron, have been married for 26 years, they have two sons and two grandsons and many family members who live on the Kenai Peninsula.

Summer Lazenby– Communications Manager
Growing up a Navy brat instilled a sense of adventure which brought Summer to the Kenai. While here she has obtained a degree in Psychology from UAA and a masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Professionally, she has had a varied career including Director of Educational Operations at the Challenger Center, Executive Director of KPTMC, and General Manager of Custom Seafoods.  She has a spirit of volunteerism having served on multiple boards of directors including the LeeShore Center, Soldotna Rotary, and the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.  Summer is quite excited to tell the important story of KRSA’s advocacy and conservation work.

Kevin Delaney – Fishery Biologist Consultant
Kevin Delaney is a fishery biologist consultant with Kenai River Sportfishing Association. Delaney retired in 2000 after 25 years with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The last position he held there was Director of the Division of Sportfish. Delaney was an active member of the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fish Policy Committee and he has worked on various committees with the International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, who shares his love of fishing. Delaney also enjoys training horses, hiking, snow machining and working on the family cabin in Talkeetna.

Ray Beamesderfer – Fish Science Consultant
Ray has worked as a contract fish scientist for KRSA since 2001. He is the President of Fish Science Solutions and works on a variety of fish conservation and recovery, fishery management and sustainability, hatchery evaluation, and biological assessment projects for state and federal agencies, Indian tribes, private industry and non-governmental organizations from Alaska to California. He previously worked for 17 years with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fish biology and fisheries resources from the University of California at Davis and the University of Idaho.