Foundation Board Members

Board Members:
President: Dr. Lisa Andrew
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Dr. Lisa Andrew

PRESIDENT  |  E-MAIL: lisa@svefoundation.org

Dr. Lisa “Sunshine” Andrew is president and CEO of Silicon Valley Education Foundation. She is an educational leader, capacity builder, and advocate dedicated to ensuring access and opportunity for students, staff, parents, and community members.

Lisa has been involved with Walden West as a teacher, principal, and parent and has seen how a visit to Walden West can transform children and adults. Lisa enjoys time with her family and german shepherd at the beach and baseball games.

Secretary: Nick Moless
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Nick Moless

SECRETARY  |  E-MAIL: nick_moless@msn.com

Nick "Newt" Moless joined the Foundation Board in May 2018, but his involvement with Walden West dates back to 1990 when he first attended the Outdoor School as a 6th grader. The experience was hugely impactful, opening his eyes and heart to the natural world around him and helping him build self-confidence. He continued his involvement through high school, volunteering as a cabin leader 10 times, as well as working at the summer program.

Nick completed his B.S. in Chemistry with honors at the University of California-Santa Cruz. He currently works for Whole Foods Market as a Senior Global Produce Buyer, where he manages tree fruits for the company. In his free time, Nick enjoys the sport of triathlon as has completed 13 Iron distance events, and is a proud “dad” to two cats.

Treasurer: Christin Roberts Veargason
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Christin Roberts Veargason

TREASURER  |  E-MAIL: veargason@yahoo.com

Christin “Maple” Roberts is Treasurer of the Walden West Foundation. She is a CPA (inactive) and former board member of the California Society of CPAs. Christin works for Sage Intacct as a Professional Services Practice Manager. She and her husband, John Veargason, have two daughters who attended Walden West Outdoor Science School and Summer Camps.

Board members: Marie Bacher
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Marie Bacher

BOARD MEMBER  |  E-MAIL: Marie_Bacher@sccoe.org

Marie “Pineapple” Bacher is Director of Environmental Education at Walden West. Her last assignment was Educator-on-Loan to the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward for Integrated Middle School Science Partnership, which was a $12 million dollar NSF-funded grant working with middle school science teachers all over the Bay Area. In her 22 years as a teacher for Santa Clara Unified School District, Marie has taught 2nd through 8th grade. Marie started her teaching career at Walden West and to this day believes the best way for everyone to learn is through engaging hands-on, minds-on experiences in nature. Marie has two beautiful children, Kate and Rick. When not at Walden West, Marie can be found spending time with her family, surfing, hiking, camping, playing her ukulele, or dancing the hula. She has a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Humboldt State University.


Dr. Jessica Bonduris
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Dr. Jessica Bonduris

BOARD MEMBER  |  E-MAIL: jbonduris@sccoe.org

Dr. Jessica "Willow" Bonduris serves as Assistant-Superintendent of Educational Services for Santa Clara County Office of Education. Dr. Bonduris has 22 years of experience in public education as a teacher, principal, Director of Principals with San Francisco Unified, and Senior Director of Personnel Services with San Leandro Unified. She earned a B.A. in Sociology and English from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Saint Mary’s and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Mills College.


Jennifer Campbell
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Jennifer Campbell

BOARD MEMBER  |  E-MAIL: jgcampbell98@gmail.com

Jennifer “Dragonfly” Campbell is an audit partner at KPMG LLP, a global network of professional firms around the world providing audit, tax and advisory services. Jennifer's three daughters have attended Walden West for almost 10 years from science camp to summer camps and counselors. When Jennifer isn't crunching numbers, she enjoys entertaining in her backyard, visiting wineries and traveling.


Linda Caplinger
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Linda Caplinger

BOARD MEMBER  |  E-MAIL: caplinger@gmail.com

Linda “Fish” Caplinger grew up in a family that loved to camp and has been involved with girl scouts, teaching both K-12 and community college engineering students, and has a background in science.

Linda attended the University of California, Irvine majoring in Anthropology and Economics. She has worked as a laboratory archaeologist on numerous archaeological digs in Southern California and also in UCI’s radiocarbon laboratory. She currently works at NVIDIA as head of global integrated search marketing.

She loves the outdoors, and you can find Linda and her husband camping, kayaking, hiking, foraging for mushrooms and native plants, or tending to their flock of hens. Her two step children attended Walden West Camp and it remains as one of their fondest memories.


Cecilia Carrillo
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Cecilia Carrillo

BOARD MEMBER  |  E-MAIL: cecilia@waldenwestfoundation.org

Cecilia “Emerald” Carrillo attended Walden West in 2002 when she was in 5th grade at Sartorette Elementary School. It was a formative experience as it was her first big trip away from her parents as well as camping in the outdoors. She developed her sense of adventure, independence, awareness, love of the outdoors and passion for protecting the environment early on thanks to this experience.

Cecilia received her B.S. in Computer Engineering at University of the Pacific and is now working as a Physical Security Systems Analyst at University of California, Santa Cruz. When she’s not working on computers, Cecilia trains for triathlons, hikes and enjoys time outdoors.


Mike Fox
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Mike Fox

BOARD MEMBER  |  E-MAIL: madfox@gmail.com

Mike "Fox" Fox is an executive specializing in marketing with experience at Google, Verizon and Apple. Mike graduated Leadership San Jose in 2006 and served on the San Jose Leadership Council board of directors from 2009-2013. His two children attended science camp at Walden West and Mike likes to hike, camp and play pickleball.


David Serna
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David Serna

BOARD MEMBER  |  E-MAIL: davidmichaelserna@gmail.com

David “Lion” Serna is a tech industry veteran and has lived in the Santa Clara valley for many years. He is a senior program manager at ServiceNow and has worked for many of the industry leaders such as Apple, HP and Sony in various managerial and program management positions.

David is on the board for Third Street Community Center, a graduate of Leadership San Jose 2009 and wants to give back to underserved youth in our community. In his free time, David likes hiking and going to the coast with his dog, Ixchel.

Potential Walden West Foundation board members are invited to serve on the board because of their talents, knowledge of the community and their commitment to generating financial and other resources in support of the Walden West environmental education program, which is a part of the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Board Members:

  • Learn about Walden West and become ambassadors for its programs
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan and review and approve the foundation’s fiscal management and budget
  • Participate in fundraising for the organization in one or more of the following ways:
    • Contribute to special campaigns (e.g.,a capital campaign)
    • Assist in identifying individuals, businesses and foundations which could be contacted about Walden West
    • Assist in contacting and soliciting donations from those individuals, businesses and foundations
  • Work in partnership with the Walden West Director to determine the needs of Walden West programs and to help carry out foundation goals
  • Attend all board meetings
  • Review materials sent before the board meeting and participate in all discussions
  • Evaluate the performance of the board on an annual basis and take action to correct problems
  • Follow the guiding principles of the Walden West Foundation by-laws
  • Hold office for the duration of the initial term