Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

Erik Kramer-Webb, Natural Resources , 1992

December 25, 2021

After HSU, Erik Kramer-Webb taught environmental education at schools, summer camps, Outward Bound, and NOLS. He eventually settled down in Joshua Tree where he and his wife Theresa had a son and built a straw bale house. Erik and Theresa started California Climbing School in 2017 to lead adventures in Joshua Tree and the San Jacinto Range and to promote diversity in the outdoors.

Trent Garrett, Politics , 2020

December 14, 2021

Trent Garrett began working for California Assemblymember Cristina Garica (AD 58) as a Legislative Aide. For the previous 6 months Garrett worked for Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath (AD 76).

Richard T Sayre, Biological Sciences , 1974

December 7, 2021

Richard Sayre was elected to the National Academy of Inventors.

David Clark, History , 1971

December 3, 2021

David Clark migrated to Australia in 1972 and taught high school until retirement in 2007.

Robert T. Lackey, Fisheries Biology , 1967

December 2, 2021

Bob Lackey (BS, Fisheries, 1967) continues teaching graduate classes at Oregon State University in the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences.  In 2008, he retired after 27 years with the Environmental Protection Agency’s 350-person national research laboratory in Corvallis.  He served as Deputy Laboratory Director, Associate Director for Science, and in other senior science leadership positions.

Jane Bardolf, Wildlife , 2001

November 27, 2021

After 35 years of public service including U.S. Peace Corps, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Finally 20 years with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Jane retired in April after working 6 years at Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Kimiko Nishitsuji, Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies , 2016

November 23, 2021

After graduating with a degree in CRGS I’m 2016, Kimiko Nishitsuji spent the last three years as a county eligibility worker at the County of Humboldt. Prior to that, she served as the Patient Benefits Coordinator at Mad River Community Hospital. She recently relocated back to LA County and is the Medi-Cal Enrollment Specialist for WelbeHealth PACE, providing case management for medically complex at risk elders. She lives with her partner Patrick Notthoff (2012) and her cat Mr. Mochi.

Nikki Jardin, Environmental Studies , 1999

November 19, 2021

Nikki Jardin recently launched an online and print publication created for people experiencing dementia-related illness, brain trauma or other cognitive impairment. Mirador Magazine is the first leisure-oriented magazine created specifically for this community. Nikki was inspired to create Mirador when she couldn’t find accessible, magazine-type reading materials for her aunt who had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The first two issues were published this past Summer & Fall, and a third will come off the press in late December. You can learn more at

David J Fisher, Biological Sciences , 1983

November 5, 2021

After graduating with a biology degree from Humboldt State in 1983, Dr. Dave Fisher received his DVM from Washington State University and practiced at a small-animal clinic prior to his residency in clinical pathology at the University of California, Davis. Following board certification, he was a clinical pathology instructor at the University of Wisconsin. In 1995, he started working for IDEXX at the company’s reference laboratory in West Sacramento. Dave was recently awarded the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s (ASVCP) Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the profession.

Frank Scherf, Wildlife Minor fisheries & botany, 1985

November 2, 2021

Frank Scherf has retired at long last!!! 35years at Snohomish County, WA as a Biologist, Senior planner, and shoreline planner.  He worked for the USFS in Challis Idaho before that & after Humboldt. Scherf is now in the Rogue River Valley Oregon and loving it! Word of advise Scherf says, “Get a pension and an investment for retirement! Live good and respect the environment. Don’t forget the bud that got us here.”