A veteran retreats and events professional, Shannon Boling runs the Woolman Retreats program. She grew up just down the road in Groveland, the Gateway to Yosemite. Though her educational background is in social work, her professional background is in the event planning and hospitality industry. She loves bringing people together, and has been doing so across the country for over 15 years. She is an avid outdoors enthusiast, and enjoys adventuring with her husband and 2 children (usually on or near rivers), backpacking, and swimming. Contact Shannon at email@example.com.
Roger is part of Woolman’s caretaking team and focuses on facilities repairs and regular maintenance, making sure Woolman operates smoothly and efficiently.
Roger lives on campus in the a-frame overlooking Mel’s Pond, surrounded by nature and the forest in recovery from the Jones Fire. He is a handyman extraordinaire who’s excited about the land and continued improvement and sustainability. Contact Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eli Ferrier joins Woolman well qualified for the job. Eli is an experienced project planner and crew leader and is experienced with overseeing maintenance and development of large campuses like ours here at Woolman. He is a licensed General Building Contractor in California as well as a state credentialed teacher. He has taught trade skills for residential and commercial construction at local schools, including the local high school district and for Sierra College.
Eli is a born-and-raised Nevada County local that has been visiting the Woolman Campus intermittently for nearly 30 years. A self professed wilderness nut with a mountain of outdoor leadership experience, he has a genuine passion for environmental stewardship. Eli is glad to be a part of the Woolman team and looks forward to maintaining the special parts of Woolman and upgrading its rougher edges, while improving fire safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency of the campus. email@example.com.
Cletus grew up not far from Woolman, in Roseville, Ca, and moved to Nevada City 5 years ago. He loves working outdoors, in nature. When not working he is out on the water fishing. He often goes to Alaska for seasonal work. Cletus keeps our campus fire safe, our lawn well-groomed, and everything greened up in the summer with a complex irrigation system. Contact Cletus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coleen Hedglin brings to Woolman more than twenty years’ nonprofit management experience, including project startup and fundraising. She enjoys developing programs, leading teams, and facilitating workshops. Coleen holds a degree in Education and is passionate about child rights and healthy child development. She lived and worked in Haiti for 16 years, beginning as a Peace Corps volunteer. Coleen values life-long personal growth and learning. She believes in the power of dialogue and loves helping groups hold meaningful conversations. Coleen enjoys hiking, which keeps her grounded, and listening to music, which feeds her soul. Contact Coleen at email@example.com.
Finance, marketing, operations and grant development are some of the areas of expertise of Ethel See-Winchell. Ethel has over 30 years of work experience garnered from the healthcare industry, mutual water company, and owns her own Event and Consulting Company. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Major in Marketing and has a Masters in Business Administration with emphasis on Marketing and Finance. A recipient of the prestigious San Fernando Valley Business Journal -Top 40 Young Executives and two-time nominee for the category PR and Customer Relations.
Ethel and her husband moved from Oregon to Northern California when Paul was offered a job to be the medical director for a state-funded rural community clinic in Oregon House, CA. They eventually purchased a home in the wonderful neighborhood of Lake Francis Estates, which is by the lake and a winery. Here, Ethel reinvented herself and got a UC Davis Master Gardener certificate and volunteered in the Yuba Environmental Science Academy’s teaching garden. She also served as a Board Member for the Alcouffe Community Center and the Lake Francis Mutual Water Company. Presently, she is a part of the State of California Waterboard Advisory Group (SAFER). Her best-half, Paul, is Ethel’s super hero. He is a volunteer Fire Fighter and Yuba Sheriff Posse. Community service is where the heart of this couple lies.
When not working (in her mind, she is always working), you will find Ethel in her garden tending to beds of vegetables and an orchard of fruit trees. This hobby led her to learn how to preserve food by canning. There is also a creative part in Ethel. She expresses this by being an ‘edible artist’ wherein she paints on cookies! Ask her to see her portfolio. Ethel and Paul have 3 fur kids: Soda Pop – boss dog Bichon, Megan – princess Labrador Retriever, and Bella – kisser cuddly Border Collie. Contact Ethel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An avid lifelong learner, Morgan comes to Woolman with an extensive background in nurturing innovative education programs for people of all ages that highlight community building, collaboration, and experiential learning. With a background in art and design, she is a practicing craftsperson and values incorporating creative exploration and hands-on activities into programming alongside activism, stewardship, and environmental appreciation. Originally from New England, Morgan has traveled and worked extensively throughout the US. She has many hobbies and often enjoys backpacking, kayaking, swimming, ceramics, basketry, and boatbuilding. Contact Morgan at email@example.com.
Heidi received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1988 from Bryn Mawr College, and Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Family Therapy in 1995 at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She also has a private practice as a Tri-lingual Psychologist, with an international practice in English, Spanish and Portuguese focusing on a range of issues from trauma to depression, attachment issues and marital conflict. She lived in Africa for 11 years working as a psychotherapist and Quaker Missionary. During her time in Kenya, she provided counseling as an income generating project for Watoto wa Lwanga whose activities focused on providing skills and schooling for orphans and vulnerable children. Later she worked supporting the Alternatives to Violence Project Kenya Trust in their work in refugee camps, slums and prisons. Previously in South Africa, she helped establish and direct the Mahube AIDS Project at the Wesley Methodist City Mission in Pretoria. She also worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marin & Napa as Associate Executive Director, and the Marin YMCA as Director of Youth & Family Services. She began worshipping with Quakers during her college years, and became a member of San Francisco Monthly Meeting in 2001. She currently lives in San Francisco, California.