Alisa was an early world traveler, having lived in San Diego, San Francisco, Richmond, and Seattle, all before the age of 9, when she landed on a 30′ sailboat on Bainbridge Island. She finished her world travels with an extended pitstop in Omaha, before driving back to the Bay Area the day she graduated from college. She has spent most of her adult life in the East Bay, which she considers home. Alisa’s primary role has been to interface with most of our visitors, from teachers organizing field trips to family and individual visitors, to camp families. She also enjoys supporting intern and camp counselor professional development using her experience as a long-time child welfare social worker. Alisa drove onto the property at the recommendation of a friend who thought she’d enjoy the women’s drumming circle. Enchanted, she thought, I must join Hidden Villa! That night, during a bout of insomnia, she saw a job posting for her current position, and the rest is history. Alisa’s favorite activity is sneaking out of the office and walking up to the goat pen, where she likes to sit down and nuzzle with the affectionate goats, as the sun warms her face. Her favorite mission-related book is Farming While Black, and Braiding Sweetgrass (and so many more).
Alisa Moore (she/her)