Placer Nature Center Staff

Dave Matthews
Executive Director
Employment Date: January 2017

Michele Vincelli
Staff Naturalist
Employment Date: February 2015  Michele has spent most of her life outdoors. She has a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology from Sacramento State. She has an A.S in Natural Sciences and an A.S in Biological Sciences from Sierra College. Her past job experience includes working with the Auburn State Recreation area as a Whitewater Park Aid. She is certified in river and flood rescue. She has worked on creek restoration projects. She taught snowboarding for 3 seasons at Sugar Bowl in Soda Springs, CA. She worked as a teacher in training for a year in a second grade class. She started a the Placer Nature Center in 2015 as a summer camp director.

Barbara Leak
Barbara is an experienced and outstanding bookkeeper who works with the Foothills Farmers Market and other clients. She brings her positive attitude and team spirit as well as her efficiency and attention to detail to her role as bookkeeper for Placer Nature Center.

Darrell J. Dwyer, MBA CPA Accountant – Volunteer  Darrell is principal of Dwyer and Company with offices in Auburn and Rocklin. Darrell completes Placer Nature Center’s tax returns for the IRS, Secretary of State and Franchise Tax Board each year and addresses other tax related issues for the Center to ensure satisfactory compliance with the legal and accounting requirements of our 501.c.3 organization. 164 Maple Street Suite 3 Auburn, CA 95603  Phone: (530) 888-7130 Fax: (530) 888-0741

Many more wonderful Volunteers and Docents insure the operation of PNC and all of the school programs.

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