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About the NCGASA

The “Sportsmen’s Voice” of Northern California

The Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (NCGASA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization representing the “Sportsmen’s Voice” of Northern California. The organization is comprised and operated by nine elected Board of Directors. The directors are elected to a three-year term. The term alternates between two guides and one sportsman/sportswoman every other year. A President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are appointed to the Executive Committee. There will always be an equal number of sportsmen and professional guides on the Board.  The organization also appoints regional program managers throughout California. These managers represent NCGASA in their local community on any fisheries issues, wildlife issues, or to represent professional guides in their region. Email us for more info., at:

Below are the elected sportsmen and women representing NCGASA.
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James Stone

Executive Board President – Guide
(530) 923-9440

James Netzel

2022-2024 Executive Board – Guide
(888) 975-0990

JD Richey

Executive Board Vice President – Guide
Tahoe and Sacramento Areas
(916) 952-1554

Fred Contaoi

2022-2024 Board of Directors – Sportsman
Northern California
(209) 482-5652

Paul Nederveld

2022-2024 Executive Board Treasurer – Sportsman
(916) 390-4698

Jason Thatcher

2019-2022 Board of Directors – Guide
Fly Fishing, Sacramento and Trinity Areas
(916) 997-2765

Bob Sparre

2021-2023 Board of Directors – Guide
Sacramento Area
(916) 826-3600

Tim Reilly

2021-2023 Executive Board of Directors – Sportsman
(916) 439-4420

Scott Hambelton

2019-2022 Board of Directors – Sportsman
(916) 997-3949


Aaron Zanocco

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Feather River and Yuba River
(530) 751-7466

Anthony Cox

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Northern California Lakes
(408) 891-0983

Rob Decosta

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Hunting Division
(530) 513-1389

Brian Clemens

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Sacramento Area, Fly Fishing
(530) 354-3740

Chris Schertz

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Redding Area
(530) 356-8426

Jason Wingham

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Sacramento Area
(530) 774-0519

Darrin Deel

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Fly Fishing Division
(530) 228-0432

Lori Franco

Administrative Assistant – Sportswoman
(530) 632-7174


Kenny Priest

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
(707) 496-8671

Tracy Mack

Marketing Assistant and Event Coordinator, Humboldt County – Sportswoman
Mad River Steelhead Derby

Alisa Kelly

Administrative Assistant – Sportswoman



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