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.


Nayna Patel, Administrative Assistant
Susan Love, Executive Assistant


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


Karen Wilkes, Director of Development
Marc Sidel, Deputy Director of Development
Suzanne Allcroft, Annual Fund Manager
Sofia Pablo-Hoshino, Development Coordinator
Daniel Chmielewski, Volunteer and Public Outreach Coordinator
Stephanie Sieveke, Development Intern

Community Programs & Visitors Services

Maggie Shields, Public Programs Manager
Emma Rappapport, Weekend Services Coordinator
Kendra Moss, Intern

School-based Programs

Environmental Education (HVEEP)

Garth Harwood, Director of Education
Nicolette Heaphy, Teacher Naturalist and Farm Liaison
Matt Wyatt, Teacher Naturalist and Volunteer Liaison
Colleen Rafferty, Registrar
Debi Sabo, Lead Intern 
Jordan Burns, Intern
Monica Erviti, Intern
Elis Herman, Intern
Samantha Mashaw, Intern
Jennifer White, Intern

Off-site Programs

Jen Kotkin, School Outreach Specialist, Taft School


Youth Development

Bill Dudley, Youth Development Program Coordinator & Horticulturist
Lori (Sid) Silverman, Youth Development Instructor
Ephraim Abocado, Intern


Danielle Diaz, Internship Coordinator

Summer Camp

Nikki Bryant, Camp Director
Leslie Luck, Camp Admissions Manager
Jay Davis, Camp Program Manager

Sustainable Agriculture
    Animal Husbandry

    Blair Thompson, Animal Husbandry Manager
    Elena Sanchez-Corea, Animal Husbandry Intern


    Jason McKenney, Agriculture Manager 
    Brecklyn Walters, Journeyman Intern
    Emily Saeger, CSA Intern


Property / Facilities

Pliny Keep, Property Manager
Wesley Mills, Assistant Property Manager
Lanette Anderson, Horticulturist 

Hostel & Facilities Rental

Diny van der Velden, Hostel & Facilities Rental Manager
Karen (Kalayani) Gifford, Facilities Rental Assistant  Manager
Amanda Zimmerman, Facilities Rental Assistant
Karin Ruescher, Facilities Rental Assistant