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Executive Director and Campaign Director - Sara Husby-Good
Sara Husby-Good was born and raised in the great city of Chicago. In 2007 she made the venture out west to beautiful Northern California. Sara has over 8 years of event planning experience which includes working for Alston + Bird, one of the largest law firms in the South. She possesses a B.S. from UC Davis in Community and Regional Development with an emphasis in Public Policy and Planning, & Social Services, and is also a member of Alpha Zeta, a national agricultural honors fraternity. Sara became active in local public policy while interning for Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor.
Campaign Coordinator – Angel Martinez
Campaign Media & Communications Coordinator/Home Place Adventures Program Coordinator - Charlotte M. Orr
Charlotte graduated with honors from U.C. Davis in 2010. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in community and regional development, with a strong focus in agricultural and environmental education, and environmental public policy. Although she was raised in the Silicon Valley, she fondly remembers spending her childhood outdoors. As a child, she enjoyed girl scouts, horseback riding, hiking, and going camping with her family. In her teenage years and throughout college, she worked at mom and pop feed stores, and taught English and Western horseback riding lessons. Today, Charlotte is still an avid animal lover and equestrian. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her horse, spending time with family, and spending lots of time outside with her rescue dog. Contact by email:
Executive Assistant & Membership/Volunteer Coordinator – Mary Hanson
Mary comes to us with over 30 years of experience in office management and executive assistance. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from National University along with a degree in journalism and was one of California’s first 10 paralegals to procure a CORE Registered Paralegal certificate. Mary was also to 2011 winner of the prestigious Thomson-Reuters Scholarship from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She is currently the Executive Assistant to Tuleyome’s Executive Director and is also the Coordinator of the Membership and Volunteer programs at Tuleyome. Mary is the author of “The Chubby Woman’s Walkabout” blog which encourages seniors to get outdoors and walk, and is an amateur naturalist and photographer. When she’s not working, Mary spends most of her time with her dog, Sergeant Margie. Contact by email:
Accountant – Erika Trujillo
Erika’s experience includes over 17 years of accounting and 14 years of non-profit accounting. She works directly with Executive Director’s and Board of Directors to provide recommendations related to finance, human resources and non-profit organizations strategies and compliance. She also has experience working with auditors from the Office of Inspector General to external auditors. Recently she has been selected to be the chair person for non-profits under the CalCPA’s Sacramento chapter. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration.
Home Place Adventures Activities Leader – Cara Patton
Cara Patton is an educator and a local to Yolo County. She grew up nearby in Winters and then moved to Davis for college. As an undergraduate, Cara studied Sociology and African American Studies—which developed an interest in how change is possible through a strong community with a shared dream. Upon graduation Cara moved to Oakland where she had the opportunity to work in the classroom with children with emotional disturbances. These experiences lead Cara to further study the institution of education and earn her California teaching credential. Cara taught at Peregrine School, an independent school in Davis while receiving her M.A. in Education. After gaining some teaching experience, Cara began exploring alternative ways to teach children. She found that working with children in their natural world—the “outside classroom” to be more fulfilling as well as incredibly valuable for the kids she worked with. After a few months off of teaching, Cara began a nature-based homeschooling project with the intention that learning can be as natural as breathing. Cara is very excited to be a part of Home Place Adventures and Nature’s Theater with the greater intention of promoting nature awareness, sustainable living and developing a movement of people who want to live in balance with the Earth.
Board Member & Napa Branch Director - Carol Kunze
Formerly a practicing attorney, Carol is the Director for Tuleyome's new branch in Napa. Carol began her legal career in Washington, DC, moving to Brussels for eight years before returning to the U.S. as in-house council in San Francisco. While taking a sabbatical she discovered another calling and has since worked on conservation issues, incorporating Berryessa Trails and Conservation in 2003 and becoming its executive director. Under her guidance, BT&C designed 114 miles of trail around Lake Berryessa. Carol was a member of Tuleyome's Board of Directors for some years when the two groups decided to join forces and Tuleyome NAPA was born. Contact by email:
Habitat Restoration Coordinator– Claudia Morgan
Claudia Morgan was born and raised in Switzerland where she worked in industrial design before moving to the U. S. in the early 1990's.
She found time while raising two boys to continue creating pottery. With her two children growing up, she returned to school to get a degree from Sonoma State in Environmental Studies and Planning, with a minor in Biology.
An experiment testing different ways to eradicate Harding grass spurred an interest in native plants, particularly native grasses. Since graduating she has worked on several projects involving habitat restoration and has identified and inventoried alien invasive species, and worked on restoring native grasslands.
Claudia currently works in the Agricultural Commissioner's office here in Napa. Claudia will be working part-time for Tuleyome on native plant restoration projects.
Trail Development Coordinator– "Bam Bam" a.k.a. Eric Barnett
Eric Barnett, whom everyone calls "Bam Bam", was a carpenter for 15 years. A California native, he has family in the area and has lived in Napa for 12 years. Some time ago he discovered an affinity for trail work. He trained with and has been leading trail crews for V-O-CAL (Volunteers for Outdoor California) since 2008. Bam Bam is park host for the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District's Moore Creek Park and also works for the District in Bothe State Park. Bam Bam will be training and leading volunteer trail crews for Tuleyome.
Habitat Restoration Assistant – Kellie Anderson
Kellie was raised in Contra Costa County during the era of the big urban sprawl. The places she loved, the golden oak hills of Alhambra Valley and the cornucopia farm fields of Brentwood were paved over as she watched from helpless teenage eyes. Kellie began work immediately out of high school for the Contra Costa County Agriculture Commissioner' Office, where she observed that a healthy farming economy could indeed hold off the march of development and has worked ever since as an advocate for strong agricultural land use policy.
Kellie has a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and Natural History. Since moving to Napa County 22 years ago, Kellie has worked in production agriculture, and natural resource management. Kellie has made it her life's mission to protect agriculture and open space as the highest and best use of the land. Kellie is a founding member of Save Rural Angwin, the sponsor of Measure U, the Angwin Agricultural Land Preservation initiative.
Kellie is an obsessive reader with Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, William Kittridge, John Steinbeck, Wendell Berry and Linda Hussa among her favorite authors. Kellie enjoys travel to her family's ranch east of Klamath Falls, Oregon to stay connected to the world of alfalfa, cattle, spuds, good cow dogs and her Western heritage.
Project Associate – Tony Perkins
Bio coming soon...