Danielle grew up on the Central Coast and developed a deep love for this place. Prior to joining Creek Lands Conservation, she spent over a decade working in education, with the most recent nine years as a middle school science teacher. One of her priorities in education is holistic wellness for students: social, emotional, physical, and mental health. She believes equity for students in these areas can be accomplished through outdoor education.
Nature has always been where she has experienced her most meaningful life lessons. Danielle is excited to help create immersive outdoor opportunities for Central Coast youth! She loves to travel, read, and engage in a variety of athletic and outdoor activities, especially skiing in the winter with her husband. Most days on the Central Coast, Danielle can be found on the trails running, hiking, and marveling at nature, with her Labrador, Lucy.