Spreck Rosekrans, Executive Director

Spreck has 30 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: spreck at and 510-893-3400.

Spreck Rosekrans



Julene Freitas, Office Manager

Julene joined Restore Hetch Hetchy in 2014 as Office Manager.  Julene has over 20 years of administration and outreach experience working with many Bay Area non-profits including Restore Hetch Hetchy, the David Brower Center, the Children’s Defense Fund-CA and the Environmental Defense Fund.  Her broad range of office and outreach skills, combined with her commitment to and passion for the natural environment, makes her a perfect fit for Restore Hetch Hetchy.

Julene holds a degree in Environmental Management and Restoration from Merritt College. She currently volunteers for the Marine Mammal Center and the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, and has volunteered for Inner City Outings (Sierra Club) as a river guide. During her free time, she loves adventures, exploring the outdoors with her 2 daughters and 2 dogs, dancing, getting lost in the woods, and swimming in the ocean.

Contact information: julene at and 510-893-3400.




Julene Freitas

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