Leadership

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Patrick McLaughlin:  Ranch Manager
Patrick has been working in youth and community development programs for close to 20 years. From serving in the Peace Corps and being a city planner to his years working in environmental and outdoor education programs, his mission has always been to serve communities and provide opportunities for others to grow, connect, and learn. Patrick continues to realize this goal at Walker Creek Ranch. In his free time, Patrick enjoys traveling, gardening, practicing yoga, and playing outside.  Patrick can be reached at 415-491-6600 ext. 374 or pmclaughlin@marinschools.org   

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Jarred Patton: Assistant Ranch Manager
Jarred brings over ten years of experience in recreation management, family and residential camps, and event/conference management to Walker Creek Ranch. As the Assistant Ranch Manager, he enjoys delivering outstanding guest experiences and is dedicated to ensuring your next stay at Walker Creek is enjoyable and memorable.  A few of his favorite things include: family time, camping, exploring Marin and Sonoma counties, international travel, and attempting to cook. Jarred can be reached at 415-491-6000 ext. 374. Or jpatton@marinschools.org

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Abbey Gordon: Ranch 
Naturalist Supervisor
Abbey has worked with students in a variety of settings including outdoor education, wilderness trips, residential camps, high and low ropes courses, and adventure travel.  She has worked in coastal Maine, the San Diego Mountains, southern Utah and even on a small farm in Kauai.  A UC Berkeley graduate, she enjoys exploring outdoors and watching students gain independence and build community at the Outdoor School.  For questions regarding the Outdoor School, Abbey can be reached at: 415-491-6602  or agordon@marinschools.org

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Eric Briggs: Food Service & Conference Manager
Eric began working with residential camps in 1997 as summer camp counselor with the YMCA in his home state of Michigan. Along the way, he has worked in various capacities with numerous camps and nature centers. In addition to his ten plus years in camping, Eric spent five years in the hotel industry where he gained valuable experience and knowledge in food service and hospitality. He loves providing excellent customer service and fantastic food for all. Eric loves spending his spare time with his wife and little girl exploring all that the Bay area has to offer. Eric can be reached at 415-491-6600 ext. 375 or ebriggs@marinschools.org

~ Walker Creek Ranch ~ 1700 Marshall Petaluma Rd. Petaluma, CA 94952 ~ 415.491.6600 ~
A program of the Marin County Office of Education
Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools