Organization: United Maidu Nation
First year with MSC: 2016
Tribe: Mountain Maidu
Born and raised in Oroville, moved to Plumas County after graduating from the University of the Pacific. Les has worked in health administration since college with an emphasis on public health and continues to work as a private consultant. Along with MSC, Les is a Lieutenant with the Meadow Valley Fire Department and a Member of the Plumas Underburn Cooperative, with the goal of restoring fire to meet multiple land management objectives with emphasis on the Maidu cultural connection. Les is highly interested in the cultural restoration opportunities for the Maidu people with the return of Tasmam Kojom and other properties.