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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.


Chris Overington, Executive Director
Sandra Hutchings, Director of Finance and Administration
Susan Love, Operations Manager
Lucy Zhang, 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

Visitor Services, Public Programs, Facility Rentals
Marc Sidel, Director of Visitor Services
Emily Bell, Visitor Services Intern
Maggie Shields, Public Programs Manager
Mary McKean, Weekend and After School Program Coordinator
Anna Sand, Public Programs Intern
Scott Struelens, Public Programs Intern
Margaret Davis, Facility Rentals Manager

Karin Ruescher, Facility Rentals Assistant Manager
Amanda Zimmerman, Facility Rentals Assistant 

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
Katherine Douglas, Education Intern
Jaime Hatch, Education Intern
Tara Mills, Lead Intern, Education/Development Intern
Eric Tarng, Education Intern
Veronica Thao, Education Itern
Daniela Velazco, Education Intern

Summer Camp and Youth Development

Nikki Bryant, Camp Director
Leslie Luck, Camp Admissions Manager
Ke'ili Deal, Camp Program Manager
Maranda Duval, Youth Development Program Manager
Erin Lence, Youth Development Teacher
Katherine Anderson, Youth Development Intern

Facilities and Sustainable Agriculture

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