Staff

Susan Wilson and Bob Fisher,  Co-Directors

Bob & Susan have rich, varied and complement-ary skills and experiences.

Susan has a strong history of program develop-  ment, from First Day school to college student programming (primarily leadership education) and adult learning activities (most recently anti-racism education). She is adept at team building, addressing group and interpersonal conflict, and fostering community.

Bob is immersed in Quaker process and outreach. His deep interest in early Quakers and his commitment to peace and social justice have provided many opportunities to engage others in discussions about the need for more visible Quaker witness in the world. He has abundant and varied practical skills which are useful when addressing issues related to property/ facilities usage and maintenance. His writing, editing, and creativity have often been helpful in solving organizational problems or finding a way to respond to those in need.

In their marriage vows thirty years ago, they pledged to work together toward “a peaceful and just world for ourselves, our children and all of humanity.” They look forward to continuing that work at Ben Lomond Quaker Center with joyous expectation.

Jesse Keesaw, Maintenance Technician

Jesse grew up spending most of his time exploring the local natural history of the Santa Cruz Mountains bioregion where he was born, a passion that continues to this day. When not busy with the diverse tasks he performs at Quaker Center, he enjoys gardening, writing, and spending time with his wife (Quaker Center housekeeper) Michelle, their daughter Malaya, and their new baby son.

Michelle Keesaw, Housekeeper

Ellen Dougherty, Office Coordinator

Ellen is an experienced non-profit administrator who spends her time hiking, reading, going to concerts, watching movies, and writing.