Bold Direction for Humboldt County
Natalie proudly chooses to live, work, and recreate in beautiful Eureka, CA, where she resides with her spouse, Jason Lopiccolo, and her mother, Nancy Arroyo.
Natalie was born in Florida to a military family, an experience which has shaped her own ongoing commitment as a U.S. Coast Guard Reserve officer*. She has lived in Humboldt since 2006, having moved here as an AmeriCorps national servicemember to work as a fisheries technician and environmental educator. Natalie first fell in love with the unique, independent, multigenerational community in Petrolia, CA, but found her ideal work and home in the Humboldt Bay area. She has worked in natural resources management for more than 15 years, including at Redwood Community Action Agency, as an instructor at Cal Poly Humboldt, and for a variety of wonderful local non-profit organizations*.
Natalie was first elected to the Eureka City Council in 2014, and was re-elected in 2018 for a term ending in November 2022. As a Councilmember, she serves as the Board Chair and Eureka representative to the Humboldt Transit Authority, and has served on the boards of the Humboldt Waste Management Authority and Keep Eureka Beautiful. Natalie is honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, the non-profit organization dedicated to removing multiple dams on the Klamath River to restore the health of the region’s rivers and salmon. Natalie has also previously served as the Board President of the Humboldt Trails Council and as a board member of the Salmonid Restoration Federation.
When she is not actively doing some form of public service, Natalie can be found rollerskating local trails, playing roller derby, paddleboarding, making music, hiking, mushroom hunting, and enjoying the splendors of life in Humboldt County!
* These statements are intended to convey experience only, and do not imply U.S. Coast Guard, Redwood Community Action Agency, or Cal Poly Humboldt endorsement.