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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 Executive Board President – Guide
(530) 923-9440

Robert Ripley

2021 Executive Board Treasurer – Sportsman


JD Richey

2021 Executive Board Vice President – Guide
(916) 952-1554
Tahoe and Sacramento Areas

Tim Reilly

2021 Executive Board Secretary – Sportsman

Bob Sparre

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


Jason Thatcher

Board of Directors – Guide
Fly Fishing
Sacramento & Trinity Areas

Ron Kelly

Board of Directors – Sportsman

Kevin Brock

Board of Directors – Guide
Sacramento to Smith River

Scott Hambelton

Board of Directors – Sportsman


Aaron Zanocco

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Feather River and Yuba River

Anthony Cox

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Northern California Lakes

Rob Decosta

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Hunting Division

Seth Mitchell

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Sacramento Area, Biologist

Chris Schertz

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Redding Area

Alisa Kelly

Administrative Assistant – Sportswoman
(707) 489-5609

Darrin Deel

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Fly Fishing Division

Mike Stratman

North Coast Region – Guide
Humboldt to Del Norte Counties
(707) 601-8757

Kenny Priest

Regional Program Manager – Guide
North Coast Region – Humboldt to Del Norte Counties
(707) 496-8671

Aimee Feist

Administrative Assistant

Brian Clemens

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Sacramento Area, Fly Fishing

Tracy Mack

North Coast Region – Sportswoman
Marketing Assistant and Event Coordinator
Mad River Steelhead Derby
(707) 445-2771

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