Jennifer Brown – Program and Outreach Manager
Jennifer moved to Humboldt County from the Bay Area in 2004 to attend Humboldt State University. She graduated in 2008 with a BA in Native American Studies and a minor in Philosophy, Values & Ethics. After years of retail management and civic administrative experience, Jennifer is thrilled to be a part of the GLC! As the Program and Outreach Manager, her roles include policy and program development, management, and implementation. Working with local agencies and sharing the heart of the GLC is the best part of her position. Jennifer serves as Chair of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce Art Committee and in her free time loves experiencing the beauty of Humboldt County with her partner and children, Elizabeth and Oliver.
Erin L. Cooper – Program Coordinator
Erin has worn many hats: mother, wife, artist, painter, teacher and traveler. She was an art major at Humboldt State, and has taught art at the Multi-Generational Center in the past as well as painting at her local church. Erin’s extensive work experience, from management in women’s clothing, furniture design, as well as bookkeeping, has provided her a broad array of perspectives. At the GLC, she looks forward to recruiting instructors and volunteers, scheduling programs, teaching art, managing social media, and marketing materials, including community outreach. Erin believes in “blooming where you are planted” and is excited about the community growing at the GLC.
“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!