Staff

Layla Richardson – First 5 Playgroup Leader & Admininstrative Assistant 

Layla moved to Humboldt County from the Bay Area in 2007 to Attend Humboldt State University. She graduated with a BA in Child Development. She has worked with children for over 10 years, and focused on Montessori education for 6 of those years. She took some time off to focus on her children, but she knew she wanted to get back to working. Finding a job that would allow her to balance time being with her children and work was crucial. She found the perfect place at the GLC for that. She is the First 5 Playgroup Leader as well as an Administrative Assistant. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, being a part of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, and enjoying all the beauty that Humboldt has to offer.  

“Ollie” – The River Otter 

Say hello to the friendly face of the GLC’s “Ollie”, the River Otter! Sliding and wrestling, belly flopping, and somersaulting, river otters know how to play! We chose a river otter as our mascot because they prefer water bordered by woods with wetlands and marshes, and the GLC backyard is a wonderful home to these playful creatures!