Johnnie Carlson

Water Policy Coordinator

Johnnie originally joined the PCL staff in 2016 and returned in 2022. Johnnie coordinates PCL’s water and wildlife policy and plays a key role in advancing the League’s development and communications programs. Before joining PCL’s staff, Johnnie was the Operations Director for Friends of the River for 12 years, managing communications, operations, and coordinating 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.