Staff

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CARL FISHER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Carl Fisher, Executive Director of Save Our Canyons, grew up along the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. He enjoys spending time with friends and family mountain biking, climbing, hiking, fishing and backcountry snowboarding. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies. He began volunteering at Save Our Canyons in 2001 while working in the hospitality and tourism industries at the Hotel Monaco and Snowbird Ski Resort. He then joined Save Our Canyons’ staff in 2006. The Wasatch Mountains and their unmatched beauty and access to world-class recreational opportunities are the sole reason the Salt Lake Valley remains his home. He is married, has two daughters, one dogs and is passionate about protecting public lands, wildlife habitat, and our environment and likes to have fun!

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ALEX SCHMIDT, CAMPAIGNS COORDINATOR

Alex, has been a friend of Save Our Canyons since his mother bought him a Save Our Canyons t shirt in 2003.  In 2010 he received his A.S. from Salt Lake Community College and has since completed a Certificate of Excellence from the Non-profit Academy of Excellence through the University of Utah. Having the Wasatch Mountains in such close proximity, with ease of access to recreation, natural spaces, and quiet solitude in the mountains and foothills of this incredible area has shaped the way that he has come to better understand himself and the world around him. He is currently acting as full time Campaigns Coordinator for Save Our Canyons.


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SARAH SLEATER (but you may still know her as Rosemeyer)  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Sarah fell in love with the beauty and wildness of the Wasatch Mountains when she moved here 12 years ago. After a few years, she began volunteering at SOC because of her passion for the outdoors and realization of just how precious, unique and endangered the Wasatch truly was and is. Her deep respect and admiration for its founders, staff and members is a driving force behind her love for SOC, which she is so proud to be a part of. She enjoys hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, photography and spending time with her two beautiful daughters.



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ROB DEBIRK, POLICY DIRECTOR

A native Utahn, Rob earned both a BA and an MA from the University of Utah. Rob lives in Sugarhouse with his bride, Anndrea, and two children. When not buried in policy issues, you can find Rob hip deep fly fishing in one of Utah’s rivers, or hiking, climbing, biking, sauntering, and maybe even sipping the occasional single malt somewhere deep in the Wasatch Mountains. Prior to Save Our Canyons, Rob worked as the policy director at HEAL Utah where he focused on leading the organization’s legislative efforts, working with local and national leaders on nuclear weapons issues, and improving renewable energy and air quality policies.