Greg Norton

Greg Norton, President & CEO
Golden State Natural Resources
gnorton@gsnrnet.org

Greg Norton joined Golden State Natural Resources in 2019 as its founding President and CEO. He previously served as President and CEO of the Rural County Representatives of California, which advocates on behalf of the state’s rural counties. There, Greg directed legislative and regulatory adovacy efforts with member counties on issues unique to rural communities at the local, state and federal level. Greg was responsible for the overall operations of the organization, including oversight of the affiliate entities, the Golden State Finance Authority and the National Homebuyers Fund, Inc. Mr. Norton was with the organization for over 19 years.

As RCRC President, he directed adovacy efforts with member counties on issues unique to rural communities at the local, state and federal level and provide legislative and regulatory engagement.

Local government has been a major focus of Greg’s career, including prior positions with the City of Sacramento and Ventura County. He also previously served as Director of Internal Audit for a multi-facility healthcare organization and holds his Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree from Harding University.

Kevin Cann

Golden State Natural Resources
kcann@gsnrnet.org

Kevin Cann joined Golden State Natural Resources in 2021 as Vice President. He previously served three terms on the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors after a long career with the National Park Service. During his tenure with the National Park Service, Kevin spent a decade as the Deputy Superintendent/Chief Operating Officer of Yosemite National Park, where he oversaw 800 Park Service and 2200 concession contracted employees. Kevin personally managed the $200 million Yosemite restoration after the largest flood of record destroyed much of the park’s infrastructure. He also worked closely with the U.S. Forest Service in managing the lands of the greater Yosemite Forest ecosystem.

As a county supervisor, Kevin was active in state and national county organizations, serving as RCRC Board Chair, Golden State Finance Authority Chair, and President of the Western Interstate Region (17 states) of the National Association of Counties. In addition, Mr. Cann represented all of the nation’s counties for three years on the National Wildfire Leadership Council.

Terrance Rodgers

Golden State Natural Resources
TRodgers@rcrcnet.org

Terrance Rodgers joined Golden State Natural Resources at its founding in 2019 and is GSNR’s Project Development Manager.

Terrence is also an Economic Development Officer for Rural County Representatives of California, which he joined in 2015. In this position, Terrance is responsible for identifying and establishing opportunities for economic growth, facilitating community and economic development planning initiatives, identifying and securing funding sources for county and regional infrastructure projects, and liaising with local organizations, businesses, and individuals. Mr. Rodgers also assists Rural County Representatives of California member counties address the unique economic challenges in California’s rural communities.

Prior to joining Rural County Representatives of California, Terrence worked for CalPERS, where he managed researchers who developed policy recommendations for the executive staff and the Board of Administration. He worked for the Fair Political Practices Commission as a Political Reform Consultant and as a Business Banker for Wells Fargo, LLC. Terrance holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from California State University, Sacramento.

Sarah Bolnik

Golden State Natural Resources
SBolnik@rcrcnet.org

Sarah Bolnik joined Golden State Natural Resources at its founding in 2019 and is GSNR’s Community Relations Manager.

Sarah is also an Economic Development Officer for Rural County Representatives of California, which she joined in 2012. In this position, she develops, cultivates, and manages critical relationships with county officials, economic development organizations, stakeholders, private and commercial enterprises and other partners. These efforts further Rural County Representatives of California’s economic development objectives. Sarah also works directly with Rural County Representatives of California’s President & CEO and the Board of Directors to address a variety of issues and concerns, process complex administrative and technical reports, schedule and facilitate organizational events, secure sponsors for various conferences and initiatives, and otherwise act as the face and voice for the organization’s community development initiatives. Within this role, Sarah also serves as the Community Relations Manager for Golden State Natural Resources.

Sarah previously worked at the California Restaurant Association (CRA) for nearly 11 years as the Business Development Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the California State University, San Diego.