Rex Bohn

Humboldt County Supervisor, District 1
Member, Golden State Natural Resources

Following a long career in the private sector working his way up to Vice President of a local Pulp Mill; and owning his own local business; Rex Bohn shifted his attention to becoming a Humboldt County Supervisor.

Supervisor Bohn has always found time to balance career with community.  He has coached over 40 youth athletic teams, and raised over $11 million in auctions and fundraising events for the Special Olympics, Humboldt Boys and Girls Club, Humboldt Sponsors, FFA, and Soroptimists of Eureka and Humboldt Bay; among others.  Rex has been named “Citizen of the Year,”  “Volunteer of the Year,” and “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by local organizations.

Now in his fourth term, Supervisor Bohn’s commitment to his community extends further than his own backyard.  “We have an inordinate number of special districts in our county.  In rural California we’ve found if you’re not at the table, then you’re on the menu!  Representation on state boards levels the playing field.”  Rex is the past Chair of the Rural County Representatives of CA (RCRC), is or has served on the Boards of the State Fair 9th District Ag Association, the Air Quality District, the Emergency Medical Services, Waste Management, and numerous other governing boards.

He has spoken at Assembly and Committee meetings in Sacramento regarding land use, transportation issues, telecommunications, forestry, and cannabis.  He has also spoken at numerous conferences on issues facing Northern CA and their impacts on rural communities.   He is the right balance of small-town work ethics, business savvy, and tenacity.

Matt Kingsley

Inyo County Supervisor, District 5
Chair, Golden State Natural Resources
2019 Chair, Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC)

As Interagency Fire Chief, Supervisor Kingsley was responsible for managing a $10 million budget, providing leadership for 130 employees, oversight and direction for the Interagency Vegetation Management program, environmental planning, personnel and administrative management and all aspects of the fire suppression, aviation and fire prevention program for the Inyo National Forest and the Bishop BLM Field Office.

In addition to his career, and role on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Kingsley serves on a number of committees and non-profits, including:

  • Inyo County AG Commission
  • Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors
  • Inyo County Local Transportation Commission
  • Interagency Visitor Center Board of Directors
  • Lone Pine Lions
  • Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President Lone Pine Unified School District Board of Directors
  • Member of Wildland Fire Leadership Council
  • Past Chair RCRC
  • Representative for RCRC on NACO Western Interstate Regional Committee

Geri Byrne

Modoc County Supervisor, District 5
Member, Golden State Natural Resources

Supervisor Geri Byrne represents District 5 of the Modoc County Board of Supervisors. She was first elected to the Modoc County Board of Supervisors in 2010 and was appointed to the GSNR Board of Directors in 2022.

Although Byrne grew up in the Bay Area, she was an active 4-H member, raised sheep and cattle, and developed a passion for agriculture and natural resources. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1978 with a BS in Animal Science and moved to Modoc County and became actively involved in her late husband’s family cattle ranch. Through her involvement with the historic ranch, started in the 1800’s, she became actively involved in natural resource issues at the local, regional and state level.

Additional community involvement includes 20 years on the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Board, a term on the California Farm Bureau Board, serving on the Modoc Williamson Act Committee, Vice President and Board member of the United States Border Collie Handlers Association and serving on the Shasta Regional Community Foundation grant committee.

Upon her late husband’s death, she ran for County Supervisor and has spent the last 12 years advocating for water, forest health and other natural resource issues. She has been an active member of the Modoc County/Modoc National Forest Coordination Committee, advocating for local input and better resource management. She has worked on water issues in the Klamath Basin since the early 90’s and is currently part of a 3 County/2 State committee that is working with the various Federal Agencies to bring about better solutions to the water crisis. Additional Board committees include Budget, Salary Review, Code Enforcement, and Groundwater.

Doug Teeter

Butte County Supervisor, District 5
Member, Golden State Natural Resources
Future 2023 Chair, Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC)

Supervisor Doug Teeter represents the 5th District on the Butte County Board of Supervisors. His district encompasses the Northwestern part of the county where the majority of his constituents reside in moderate to very high severity fire zones. He first took office in 2013 and is now in his third term. Doug has been a GSNR Board of Directors member since 2019, as the President of RCRC’s designee.

Doug has been a long-time resident of Paradise, CA. After graduation from Paradise High School, he worked as a seasonal firefighter while earning a B.S. degree from CSU, San Diego.

While he enjoyed a decade long career designing optical based scientific products in the San Francisco Bay Area, the call of the mountains soon brought him home. His passion and advocacy for motorcycle and mountain bike trails in the woods was supported by exploring other career pathways as a paralegal, a rental property manager, and currently as a licensed professional Fiduciary. He and his family unfortunately lost their home in the 2018 Camp Fire. Doug’s experience reflects the desire many rural Californians have for quality active recreation as well as the economic and housing challenges they face.

Doug currently serves, as appointed by the Butte County Board of Supervisors, as a member for the Rural County Representatives of CA (RCRC), the Butte County Fire Safe Council, the Butte County Association of Governments, and the Butte County Air Quality Management District, among others. He also previously served two years on the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s board. Outside of advocating for rural Californians, he is a coach for North State Composite, a local youth mountain bike team.

Michael Kobseff

Siskiyou County Supervisor, District 3
Member, Golden State Natural Resources

Supervisor Kobseff’s parents moved their family to Siskiyou County in 1968. He attended and graduated from McCloud schools. He was born in 1957 and has been a resident of Siskiyou County since the family moved to the county. He married his wife, Lynn, in 1979, in Reno, Nevada. They set up home in Mount Shasta. He and Lynn opened a restaurant in Mount Shasta City which they operated for 30 years. Supervisor Kobseff has two children and 5 grandchildren. His interests include local government, golf, fishing, hunting, piano and natural resource issues. He serves as the Siskiyou County delegate to Rural County Representatives of California and is Chairman of the Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority under RCRC. Michael was first elected District 3 Supervisor in 2006. He was reelected in June 2010, June 2014 and 2018. His district includes the City of Weed, Lake Shastina, Grenada, Big Springs, Gazelle and a portion of Mount Shasta northwest of Abrams Lake Road.

Supervisor Kobseff serves on the following committees:

  • Siskiyou County Flood Control and Water Conservation District – Director
  • Siskiyou Power Authority – Director
  • County Service Area 3 – Director
  • County Service Area 4 – Director
  • County Service Area 5 – Director
  • Airport Land Use Commission – Director
  • In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority