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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.

Hunting/Land Conservation

Our association has a sub-committee which regularly meets board members from other types of hunting conservation organizations. We all strive to protect the California hunter as their legal rights to hunt are being slowly stripped away. We also work with land conservation organizations to help improve habitat.

Below are the current elected people representing those positions for the organization:
James Stone

2021 President
Jstone@ncgasa.org
(term ends 2022)

Rob Decosta

Regional Program Manager
Hunting Division
Rdecosta@ncgasa.org

JD Richey

2021 Vice-President
Jdrichey@ncgasa.org
(2021 to 2023 Guide Board Member)

Chris Schertz

Regional Program Manager
Redding Area
Cschertz@ncgasa.org

Seth Mitchell

Regional Program Manager Biologist
Smitchell@ncgasa.org

Kenny Priest

Regional Program Manager
North Coast Region
Kpriest@ncgasa.org

Anthony Cox


Regional Program Manager
Northern California Lakes
acox@ncgasa.org

Mike Coopman

Regional Program Manager
Klamath/Smith River
North State Region
Mcoopman@ncgasa.org

Aaron Zanocco

Regional Program Manager
(Feather River/Yuba River)
Azanocco@ncgasa.org

Darrin Deel

Regional Program Manager
Fly Fishing Division
Ddeel@ncgasa.org

Kevin Brock

Board of Director
Kbrock@ncgasa.org
(term ends 2022)

Ron Kelly

Treasurer
Board of Director Sportsmen
rkelly@ncgasa.org
(term ends 2022)

Scott Hambelton


Board of Director
“Sportsmen”
shambelton@ncgasa.org
(term ends 2021)

Tim Reilly

2021 Secretary
Board of Director Sportsmen 2021-2022
treilly@ncgasa.org

Mike Stratman

Klamath/Eel/Mad/North Coast Areas
707-601-8757
mstratman@ncgasa.org

Bob Sparre

Guide Board Member
916-826-3600
bsparre@ncgasa.org
(2021 to 2023)

Alisa Kelly


Admin Assistant

Jason Thatcher

Board of Director
Redding Fly Fishing Areas
jthatcher@ncgasa.org
(term ends 2021)

Robert Ripley

2021 Treasurer
Sportsmen Board of Director
rripleyh@ncgasa.org
(term ends 2021)

Brian Clemens

Fly Fishing Guide
Regional Program Manager
bclemens@ncgasa.org

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