Mimi grew up in various places throughout her life, from Santa Rosa, CA, to the Chicago suburbs, and all around the Bay Area. Mimi has extensive experience working with children and youth in a variety of settings and has found that their calm and gentle demeanor is conducive to the environment in which they are in, earning them the name “La Mama de los Pollitos” or Little Chicken Mother. Additionally, she is a master at multi-tasking and remaining level-headed when faced with challenging situations. The complementary views of Hidden Villa’s cows greatly piqued Mimi’s interest initially, and once they delved more into the history and rich beauty the ranch has to offer, Mimi was sold! Mimi is also an extremely patient person when it comes to being around children and animals, so being able to naturally be their most authentic self was truly a gift. Mimi’s favorite activities include feeding Harvey and Emelie cow candy (alfalfa pellets), petting the goats, casually staring at the sheep and rams, and calling the pigs bacon in a loving manner. Mimi’s favorite mission-related book is Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz.
Mimi Elias (any pronouns)
Assistant Camp Director