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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.

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.

Mikayla Peterson, Outreach & Watershed Education Specialist:  Mikayla recently graduated from UC Davis with a major in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology and a minor in Education. While at UC Davis, she interned with the Arboretum, planning and coordinating outreach events, and volunteered with Putah Creek Council, leading school groups around Lake Solano and teaching students about water quality, erosion, and the watershed. Mikayla enjoys combining her love for nature and wildlife with her love to teach. She believes a very important part of conservation is education because this will lead to a better understanding of the earth we live on and how to care for it. Mikayla loves inspiring students and the public to learn and explore in, what she calls “the best classroom there is,” the outdoors.