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Nancy Ullrey, Executive Director: Nancy is a 30-year Woodland resident who joined the Cache Creek Conservancy in June 2015. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Nancy spent 30 years working in statewide water and ecosystem restoration policy and program development with the Department of Water Resources, Ecosystem Restoration Program of CALFED Bay-Delta Agency, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy. She has a B.A. in Journalism and an MPS in small group dynamics. Nancy has volunteered with other community groups, has served on the Yolo County Grand Jury, and currently is serving a term on the Yolo County Parks, Recreation, and Wildlife Advisory Committee.

Gina Martin, Administrative Coordinator/Bookkeeper: Gina has lived in Woodland for 35 years. She started working for the CCC in May of 2004 under the direction of Jan Lowrey. Gina has worked for a variety of both agriculture and non agriculture related businesses that ultimately brought her to the Conservancy. Gina studied biology at College of the Siskiyous, Horticulture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Accounting at Woodland Community College.

James Mizoguchi, Habitat Restoration Manager: James is University of California, Davis alumni who would rather overeat than throw food away. He graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fish Conservation Biology and a minor in Landscape Restoration which he used to get work all over California, from up the Redwood Coast down to the Transverse Mountain Range. As an employee of the Cache Creek Conservancy, James hopes to increase ecological resiliency along the creek by solidifying a competitive, native flora suited to current conditions on the creek. He believes that adaptive management will be the key to success and hopes to foster a community of citizen scientists to monitor and restore habitat throughout the Cache Creek watershed.

Fred Vanderwold, Education Specialist: Fred is a retired high school Biology teacher. His interests in the CCC began when he brought students to the Nature Preserve to see how a barren retention basin could be transformed into a viable natural area. Fred had been working with Teichert and the Center for Land-Based Learning to develop such an area on the school campus where he taught. The spring after he retired (2006), he applied for the interim position of Education Coordinator at the CCNP and continues today as the Education Specialist working part-time.

Autumn Turner, Program Assistant:  Autumn was born and raised in Woodland and graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of the Pacific. She is currently the Wildlife Rescue Manager at Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County. Autumn first discovered the Nature Preserve during volunteer work in high school. Her love of the outdoors drew her back to the Nature Preserve, and she began volunteering and interning with the education and restoration programs during her free time in 2014. Autumn began working part-time as Program Assistant with the CCNP in 2015, and assists with the Education, Outreach, and Restoration Programs.