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.
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.
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.
Lynne joined the Conservancy in 2021 and brings with her an extensive facilities background working at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland Organ.
Ameen joined the Conservancy in 2021 and holds a double B.S in Agriculture and Food Systems and Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources from Rutgers University.
As the need for ecological restoration intensifies each year, Ameen dreams of using his stewardship and research skills to support a thriving Cache Creek watershed. His passion for an ecologically restorative food system led him through a variety of formative experiences before moving to California last summer. While in school Ameen worked in restorative agriculture and nursery production; participated in soil and plant microbiome research; and taught an accredited plant science class for first-year university students.
Since relocating to California, he has been ever more passionate about the intersection between food sovereignty and restoration ecology, and particularly how these topics relate to Traditional Ecological Knowledge. He was enamored of the Tending and Gathering Garden and was thrilled to join Cache Creek Conservancy as a restoration technician in July 2021. He looks forward to supporting the people, plants, and wildlife that call this watershed home.