Spreck Rosekrans, Executive Director

Spreck has more than 25 years’ experience working on water and power issues in his native California and other Western states. Before joining Restore Hetch Hetchy in 2012, Spreck spent worked for the Environmental Defense Fund and with conservationists, Indian tribes, government agencies and water districts to protect the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, restore California’s Trinity River and to manage and restore wetlands, streams and the Bay Delta in California’s Central Valley. At EDF, he was lead author of “Paradise Regained: Solutions for Restoring Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley”. Spreck is recognized as an expert in water system operations and planning by the California legislature, the state water board, and the federal courts.

Spreck brings both passion and practicality to Restore Hetch Hetchy. He understands well that restoration will only be possible if San Francisco and other cities are kept whole with respect to water supply, but believes that our nation’s love for Yosemite will ensure that a solution will be forthcoming.

Spreck lives in Oakland with his wife, Isabella. They have three adult children.

Contact information - Email: spreck at, Phone: 510-893-3400


Julene Freitas, Office Manager

Julene joined Restore Hetch Hetchy in 2014 as Office Manager. Her previous administration experience includes the David Brower Center, the Children’s Defense Fund-CA and the Environmental Defense Fund. Her broad range of office skills, combined with her commitment to and passion for the natural environment, make her a perfect fit for Restore Hetch Hetchy.

Julene holds a degree in Environmental Management and Restoration from Merritt College. She has volunteered for the Marine Mammal Center, the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, and Inner City Outings as a river guide. During her spare time, she spends as much time as she can outdoors with her 2 daughters and 2 dogs.

Contact information - Email: julene at, Phone: 510-893-3400

While our staff is small, Spreck and Julene work with a variety of expert consultants and committed volunteers.