BA, UC Santa Cruz (Environmental Studies and Economics)
Devyn Friedfel was born and raised in the Russian River area where he grew up learning to love the beauty and diversity of Sonoma County. While attending the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), Devyn organized volunteer restoration work days at Shone Farm to help control invasive plants and promote native species. Through the SRJC he had an opportunity to visit Pepperwood and dreamt of someday working there. Devyn moved to Santa Cruz County to finish his bachelor’s degree, then worked up and down the central coast with the UC Natural Reserve System, while simultaneously working as a field biologist for two environmental consulting companies. After 5 years of deeply missing Sonoma County he is happy to be back and a member of Pepperwood team. At Pepperwood, Devyn supports Preserve Manager Michael Gillogly in managing natural resources and infrastructure. He also runs our volunteer workdays in the field and assists with research.