Denise Gaylene

Thank You Denise Waterbury & Welcome Gaylene Kinzy

After 17 years of dedicated and cheerful service, our wonderful Scheduling Coordinator, Denise Waterbury, is embarking on a well-deserved retirement and whole new set of adventures. Known to clients and staff alike for her amazing ability to keep things organized and running smoothly for our visitors, Denise will be missed. She is, however, staying in the Bishop area and will continue to be part of the wider WMRC community. Join in wishing Denise the very best for her retirement and new adventures.

We are very fortunate to have Gaylene Kinzy joining the WMRC team as Scheduling Coordinator. We have invited Gaylene to say a few words of introduction below. Join in welcoming her to the WMRC community.

Manahuu (hello) to all my new associates.

My name is Gaylene Kinzy and I am the new Scheduling Coordinator at the WMRC. I am a fourth generation resident of the Owens Valley and my daughter Lillian is the fifth. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Crops, Horticulture, and Land Resource Management from CSU Chico in 2014. I completed my work as a reentry student and first generation college graduate. As a CSUC undergraduate I completed an honors research program and then later worked as a research assistant. Later I continued my research as an Interdisciplinary Studies Masters student where my thesis work involved studying the feeding habits of a hymenopteran biological control agent. Unfortunately I filed as adjunct and returned to the Owens Valley in 2016. Prior to my employment at WMRC, I was working for a local tribal food sovereignty program. In my free time I create botanical and local subject fine art. I also am an active chair member of the CNPS Bristlecone Chapter; I like to volunteer my time at the Cooperative Native Plant Garden at the Owens Valley Station.