Beth Bordner, Operations Manager, moved to Nevada County in 2014 from the Seattle area where she spent 20 years living on a small, ferry-only accessed island surrounded by the natural beauty of Puget Sound and the majesty of Mount Rainier. Her experience in non-profit environmental conservation comes from nearly a decade as the Operations Manager for the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust. After moving to Northern California to be close to family, she continued her non-profit work most recently as Associate Director at the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition in Grass Valley.
Beth hails from New England where she grew up in the Berkshire foothills of rural Connecticut and spent summers in the Lakes region of New Hampshire. A life-long equestrian, Beth spent her childhood riding through the woods and on country dirt roads. Beth’s first exposure to living in California was attending Pomona College, where she earned a BA in Anthropology. Now, many years later, Beth is surprised her life path has brought her back to the Golden State but is thrilled to have landed in the Sierra foothills and to be involved in preserving the natural assets of this stunning Sierra Nevada region.
As an avid outdoor enthusiastic, Beth enjoys spending her leisure time exploring the vast recreational opportunities of this area by foot or on horseback. She is a curious and passionate traveler and enjoys encountering new places and experiencing new cultures. Beth has two grown children who each live in other beautiful, but distant, locales. She shares her Penn Valley homestead with her partner, Steve, a small herd of horses, and her steady canine companion, Tiber.
Beth is responsible for oversight and implementation of The Sierra Fund’s (TSF) administrative programs.