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Chris Overington, Executive Director
Chris Overington held the position of HVEEP Director from 1994 to 2004 when he assumed the position of Director of Programs & Community Partnerships and in 2007 stepped up as Executive Director. In this new role Chris' long-term service to Hidden Villa and extensive background in experiential education, curriculum and program development, and a strong commitment to children's education is invaluable. Prior to coming to Hidden Villa Chris worked for five years in teaching positions at Nature’s Classroom and Life Tech Ventures (two outdoor teaching programs in Massachusetts). Chris holds BSc and MSc, from the University of London, and has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Sussex.


Susan Love, Executive Assistant

Sandra Hutchings, Director of Finance and Administration 
Lucy Zhang, Staff Accountant

Development, Volunteers, Internships
Karen Wilkes, Director of Development 
Joan Amaratti, Development Operations Manager
Daniel Chmielewski, Volunteer and Public Relations Manager
Sofia Pablo-Hoshino, Program Manager (Internships)
Marlene Plain, Development Assistant

Public Programs and Visitors Services
Marc Sidel, Director of Visitor Services
Maggie Shields, Public Programs Manager

Environmental Education (HVEEP)

Garth Harwood, Director of Education
Nicolette Heaphy, Teacher Naturalist and Farm Liaison
Jessica Peralez, Teacher Naturalist and Volunteer Liaison
Colleen Rafferty, Programs Coordinator

Youth Development

Maranda Duval, Youth Development Program Coordinator
Erin Lence, Youth Development Teacher

Summer Camp

Nikki Bryant, Camp Director
Leslie Luck, Camp Admissions Manager
Ke'ili Deal, Camp Program Manager

Facilities and Sustainable Agriculture

Jason McKenney, Facilities and Agricutlure Director
Wesley Mills, Property Manager
Jesse Dolan, Assistant Property Manager
Blair Thompson, Animal Husbandry Manager
Lanette Anderson, Horticulturist/Flower Farmer
Jen Friedlander, Journeyman Farmer
Sean Beetles, CSA Intern
Virginia Clay, Animal Husbandry Intern
David Fernandez, CSA Intern

Hostel and Facilities Rental

Margaret Davis, Hostel & Facilities Rental Manager
Karen Gifford, Facilities Rental Assistant  Manager
Amanda Zimmerman, Facilities Rental Assistant