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. 

Nico Wright

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.

Emmylou, Ben & Thistle

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!”

Bob & Susan

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.

Some of the Keesaw Family