Johnnie Carlson

Operations & Campaigns Manager

Johnnie originally joined the PCL staff in 2016 and returned in 2022. Johnnie supports the League’s staff, board, and affiliates in organization operations and communications. He also plays a key role in advancing the League’s organizational management systems, including fund development and communications programs. Prior to joining PCL’s staff Johnnie was the Operations Director for Friends of the River for 12 years where he managed communications, operations, and coordinated the California Rivers Day. Johnnie has almost two decades of experience in nonprofit administration, program management, and environmental policy. Johnnie studied government at Sacramento State, is an avid flat-water kayaker, and can often be found kayaking the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Mono Lake, and the many rivers of Northern California.