Staff and Board of Directors

Kathy Davidson
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.

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.

                   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.                                                     

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. 

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Board Chair Mary Weeks takes us on a tour of PNC
Erin Riswold, Co-Treasurer, shares her love for PNC

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