Executive Director Kathy has spent 30 years in Education and Family Development services as a Director, Trainer and Consultant helping nonprofits, County, State and Federal agencies to develop quality programs for children and families. In her personal life she ran an animal rescue on her 13 acre farm and is an environmental activist. Now, semi-retired she wants to support children and families in being environmental activists.
Kira Greene Program Director / Staff Naturalist Kira is inspired by the symbiosis of the natural world; she is working on being in a mutualistic relationship with nature (or at least a commensalistic one). Her world travels and background in documentary film add a rich layer of experience to Placer Nature Center. As a lover of the plant kingdom, she might be found in the woods, the garden, or the kitchen. She strives to learn as much as she can from nature, and to share it enthusiastically with her community. A love of gardening and knowledge of video allows us to add depth to our gardens and our virtual activities.
Bookkeeper 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.
2023 Placer Nature Center Board of Directors
Mary Weeks, Chair: Board Member since Nov. 2017 Mary has worked in education for the past 35 years beginning at the pre-school level to high school. She retired in 2014 after working for 15 years as a high school secretary for Placer Union High School District. Mary began volunteering at the Placer Nature Center in September 2014. Mary enjoys learning from the students encountered while visiting the PNC. Beside the PNC Mary volunteers for various organizations including Project Linus. Mary enjoys sewing, working on crafts and gardening. .
Heidi Temko: Board member since August 2021
Heidi has participated in a variety of boards and is a member of several environmental groups. She spent much of her career as a geologist. She is an advocate for the environment as well as a scientist and artist. She brings knowledge and links to the community which will strengthen Placer Nature Center. We welcome her knowledge, commitment and skills to strengthen our links to our community.
Chelsea Brumfield: Board member since December 2022
Leslie Warren: Ex Officio Board member since January 2023
Leslie Warren conceived of and founded Placer Nature Center with Linda Desai in 1991. She is also a founding director of Placer Land Trust. A 37 year-long resident of Placer County, Leslie has an unwavering commitment to citizen participation in local government; as a means to preserve and protect the rich and unique environment here. Leslie served on the Placer County Planning Commission and Charter Review Commission and founded the Alliance for Environmental Leadership to build community organizations’ effectiveness in achieving their environmental goals. Leslie is a working artist and international adventurer. She manages her permanently-conserved land for natural habitat. She serves on the Board of the California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter and founded International PEACE Projects, an organization that funds and drills bore-hole wells in Zambia and Morocco.