Meet the Staff

Nancy Ullrey, Executive Director

Mikayla Peterson, Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist

Mikayla Peterson, Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist

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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.
nullrey@cachecreekconservancy.org

Mikayla Peterson, Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist

Mikayla Peterson, Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist

Mikayla Peterson, Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist

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Mikayla graduated UC Davis with a degree 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.
mpeterson@cachecreekconservancy.org 

Sheila Pratt, Administrative Assistant

Mikayla Peterson, Outreach and Watershed Education Specialist

Sheila Pratt, Administrative Assistant

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Sheila has been the Administrative Assistant for the Yolo County Resource Conservation District before joining the Cache Creek Conservancy in 2018, providing critical support to all areas of District's functions and operations. Sheila works with the Executive Director to provide support for all activities with the Cache Creek Conservancy Board of Directors: prepares and distributes board materials. She supports the financial manager in numerous clerical and accounting tasks, personnel and operations needs, and helps coordinate events and workshops.
pratt@cachecreekconservancy.org 

Susan McCloud, Financial Manager

Zachary Emerson, Tending and Gathering Garden Ethnobotanist/ Restoration Manager

Sheila Pratt, Administrative Assistant

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Sue has more than 30 years of accounting management experience, having worked for the County of Yolo and the Yolo County Resource Conservation District before joining the Cache Creek Conservancy in 2017. Sue is responsible for preparation, maintenance, verification and reconciliation of accounting and financial records, the audit of financial transactions, and the production of fiscal reports. She analyzes, develops and implements accounting and financial procedures and systems as well as assists with operational management of the Conservancy. She also works with staff in developing project budgets and cost allocation information.
sue.mccloud@cachecreekconservancy.org

Elise Stinnett, Outreach and Watershed Education Assistant

Zachary Emerson, Tending and Gathering Garden Ethnobotanist/ Restoration Manager

Zachary Emerson, Tending and Gathering Garden Ethnobotanist/ Restoration Manager

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Elise is an experienced educator. She is serving the Cache Creek Conservancy as an Education Assistant as well as teaching at a local private school. Previously, she worked developing an innovative public school program where students with and without disabilities learned together. She is a life-long Yolo County resident and actively involved with community improvement projects. Elise holds a B.S. degree in Education and certificates in Environmental Planning and River Restoration. The most rewarding part of her work is helping visitors to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve cultivate understanding of conservation and the environment to make informed decisions in their daily life.

stinnett@cachecreekconservancy.org

Zachary Emerson, Tending and Gathering Garden Ethnobotanist/ Restoration Manager

Zachary Emerson, Tending and Gathering Garden Ethnobotanist/ Restoration Manager

Zachary Emerson, Tending and Gathering Garden Ethnobotanist/ Restoration Manager

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