Placer Conservator Awardee
Eric and Paula have made it their life’s mission to protect the American River. They create opportunities for the community to learn more about the river and canyons in hopes that they will learn to love and care for the river as they do. Eric is on the board of Protect American River Canyons (PARC), and they are both educators and artists, using their talents to engage thousands of students in projects that instill a sense of love and appreciation for the natural world.
Randol White (Emcee)
Randol White is an award winning, accomplished, and well-rounded broadcast journalist with more than two decades of radio, television, web and print experience. He is a Northern California native with a lifelong connection to the Sacramento and Reno/Tahoe areas, with family members in Lincoln.
Prior to coming to Capital Public Radio, Randol was the first-ever news director at KCBX Public Radio on California’s Central Coast. He spearheaded a newsroom from the ground up, based on NPR-style reporting guidelines blended with a strong focus on the issues and topics important to his local audience. During his tenure, Randol won the prestigious first-place Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) Award for his creative writing and use of sound. Randol currently anchors All Things Considered, NPR’s daily afternoon news program that offers an in-depth presentation of the day’s news, with some of the nation’s best reporting, commentary, and analysis.
Keith McLane (Auctioneer)
Keith L. McLane, BAS, is one of the country’s preeminent fundraising auctioneers and special appeal/fund-a-need experts. Since 1995, he has specialized in organizing and conducting charity and fundraising auctions for schools, charitable organizations, and nonprofit groups from Honolulu to New York City. Never the shy one, Keith has become well-known for his fun and entertaining auctioneering style that frequently takes him out from behind the podium and deep into the audience! Keith holds an MBA from The UCLA Anderson School of Management and is a graduate of the world-famous Missouri Auction School, which Newsweek magazine dubs “The Harvard of Auctioneering.” He is also one of only a small number of auctioneers in the country–and only 20 auctioneers in California–to have achieved the National Auctioneers Association’s prestigious Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) designation.