Since 1981, Ms. Lambrecht has worked with schools and youth leaders to influence positive change in the way we meet the needs of children. Debra has provided continued educational training, along with strategic and organizational consulting for hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the country. Most recently Ms. Lambrecht served as School Director of a private preschool through 8th grade. Founder of Caring About Kids, she created a unique mentor program that was replicated throughout the United States; and authored several youth development publications including training manuals that became required text for CA State University Master’s counseling program. Ms. Lambrecht’s innovative program models have been recognized as exemplary by United Way, National Public Radio, and Rotary International. Debra has also had the privilege of representing Rotary International while presenting her work at the United Nations International Youth Strategies Summit.
Ms. Rubinstein holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Women and Gender studies from the University of Redlands and her Master’s Degree in Humanities at Dominican University of California where her culminating project was the development of curriculum for adolescent girls coming of age. Rachel has been a TK/Kindergarten teacher, Grades One and Two class teacher and taught Music, Art and Spanish for Grades One through Six. She also created Girls Time, a class for middle school girls. Rachel has completed extensive professional development training in Making Math Real, SIPPS Language Arts, Being a Reader, Being a Writer, Curriculum Development and Student Assessments, and is a trained Mindfulness Educator. Ms. Rubinstein is a birth doula and certified yoga teacher and founder of Rise Parenting – A resource for parents: before kids, during pregnancy, and through the elementary years. Rachel enjoys travel, yoga, camping and rock climbing.
Ms. Magee holds a BA in Communications from Trinity Western University, in British Columbia. Joanna has held the role of Office Manager, Administrator, Bookkeeper, Administrative Assistant, Media Coordinator and Project Manager across a variety of industries including property management, manufacturing, wholesale, non-profits and education. Joanna has been an active volunteer at her children’s school, and enjoys an active lifestyle with her family.
Ms. Lazarus received a Bachelor’s of Art’s degree in Arts Administration with a focus in Communications from Simmons University. Prior to her work in schools, Maia worked in the Restaurant Industry as a General Manager. In that role she focused on operations, training & development, and hospitality. Maia enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling with her family.
With degrees in Spanish and Communications from UC Davis, Ms. Randall has extensive experience working with nonprofits and social enterprise companies for variety of causes, including veterans’ rights, sustainable agriculture, arts education, dance therapy, and the empowerment of women and girls. Additionally, Emily spent time as an au pair overseas and as a behavior therapy assistant and is currently studying to become a pediatric occupational therapist. Emily enjoys dancing, singing, swimming, hiking, cooking, and reading.
Mr. Reynoso has received his education in Jalostotitlan Jalisco. Mexico and Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. Trino began his career in the food industry as a cook, custodian and artisan cheese maker in the North Bay before moving to Santa Cruz in 2006 to start his own commercial janitorial company. Mr. Reynoso is also skilled in landscape and yard maintenance, painting, plumbing and carpentry work.