G.O.E. Team

Teresa Fogolini
Garden of Eatin’ Director
e: tfogolini@nbcc.net  t: 415.559.3207

Teresa Fogolini brings over 20 years of experience and education developing and leading garden, nutrition, literacy and education programs for children and communities in Sonoma and Marin counties.  Her work in education includes program leadership serving students ages preschool through adult in schools, library’s and workforce settings.  She holds a California multiple subjects teaching credential and a certificate in reading and literacy.  She earned her Master’s degrees in Education and Reading & Literacy in order to further her commitment to provide enhanced and equitable learning experiences to children and families.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education Leadership at UC Davis.

Sherry Gibson
Garden Educator
e: sgibson@nbcc.net

Sherry comes to NBCC with 20 years of working with children and families in family systems social work, followed by 16 years of being an environmental education instructor with children of all ages. As an activist for and defender of our Earth, Sherry also helped to run and to create programming for a summer Sustainability Camp in Sebastopol called Earth Camp and subsequently developed and taught a year round Earth Camp preschooler program. For the last several years she has been known as “The Willow Woman” and has worked with children by having them assist her in school gardens where they build living willow play structures together. NBCC has several sites with these structures, which the children find magical. Sherry brings to NBCC a very strong desire to continue to find ways of connecting children to the natural world. She believes that they are the inheritors and future stewards of our planet.  If they are connected, then they will understand it, if they understand it they will love it, if they love it they will find ways to save it, and all life upon it.

Kelly Allen
Garden Specialist
e: kallen@nbcc.net

Kelly is a garden artist who believes that transformation and education begins in the garden. From tending to plants at a young age, Kelly learned to nurture herself through growing, tending and singing to plants. Her artistic background allows her to see the natural world as a whole. Working with art, horses and plants, Kelly helped kids to discover themselves in a whole new way. By working on their outside landscape they were able to blossom inside. Her passion is to bring kids closer to their food source and help them discover who they are with the elements of earth, air and water to form budding relationships helping to close the gap.

Nick Gonslave
Garden/Playscape Maintenance

e: ngonslave@nbcc.net

Nick Gonslaves Nick has been with NBCC for over 11 years. He works to keep NBCC facilities cleaned and maintained to the highest standards.  Nick also brings his artistic and creative expertise designing and fabricating beautiful custom made wooden garden and play features for all NBCC sites. He puts his unique and signature style into everything he makes featuring whimsical designs complete with soft round and flowing curves. His trusted sidekick is Neena “the ultimate party mutt”.

Brian St.Peter
Facilities & Maintenance

e: bst.peter@nbcc.net

Brian St. Peter’s passion for construction and woodworking began around the age of 10 when he learned the trade as he worked alongside his father. Brian pursued his career in construction and became a licensed General B Contractor in 2005.    Along with owning and operating his own construction company, Brian spent 34 years in the retail field. Having a wife that has been in the field of Early Childhood Education, Brian has a unique insight, understanding and respect for the field and understands the importance of creating high quality, safe and fun learning environments. Brian is known for his attention to detail, integrity and passion for excellence in all he does. In his spare time Brian enjoys dirt biking, riding his Harley, boating, and spending time with his family. Brian brings years of experience and expertise to NBCC and is looking forward to supporting the programs through his expertise, skill and imagination. 

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932 C Street, Novato, CA 94949 415.883.6222

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