Nicholas (Nico) Wright (he/him), director
Nico worked for many years at Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker Peace Center in Mexico City, where he practiced Hospitality, and worked to build community and receive groups and guests into Friends’ peacework He is a member of Mexico City Friends Meeting. His daughter Agnita is a high school student in San Jose, California.
Emily Carroll (she/her), Associate Director
Emily recently completed a Master’s in Divinity from Earlham School of Religion, a Quaker seminary in the Midwest, and is originally from Santa Maria, California. She spent twelve years working in religious education with various Unitarian Universalist congregations, has been a Quaker for nine years, and has a Plott Hound named Isabelle. She is still formally a member of North Columbus Friends Meeting.
Ben Hofvendahl (he/him), Maintenance Technician
Ben’s experience in forestry, construction, fire mitigation and permaculture will make him an excellent Maintenance Technician. He is married to Thistle (they/them) and they have a one year old daughter Emmylou. Thistle and Ben were wed in the Redwood Circle at Quaker Center earlier this year.
Carlos Angulo (he/him), Maintenance Assistant
Carlos grew up in Santa Cruz and is interested in communication, dance, movement, and good food. He lives in Santa Cruz with his two cats.
The Wilson Fishers have returned to their home in Vermont after three years as co-directors. Bob and Susan say, “It has been a truly dramatic and rewarding 3 years for us in the Santa Cruz mountains. We are so happy to have met, worked with and befriended so many Western, Eastern, Central and International Friends!”
After 5 years as the indomitable QC Maintenance Technician, Jesse Keesaw and his wife Michelle have decided to take their growing family (Malaya, Quinn and Callum) and move on to a new chapter in their lives. We miss them already.