“Animals and children have always been a top priority for me as they are vulnerable populations unable to speak for themselves. Lindsay focuses on educating children about wildlife and their habitats so we can ensure that our native wildlife will be around for coming generations to enjoy.”
Marilyn has dedicated her adult life to the welfare of children and animals alike. She is retired from a career in Contra Costa County’s Probation Department, where she was a counselor and mentor to many who needed a boost to get their lives back on track. Marilyn previously held the position of president with the Lindsay Board. She has also been a volunteer at Lindsay since 1995, working with live collection animals and sharing her knowledge and love of wildlife with visitors on the exhibit hall floor.
Marilyn also volunteers as a Community Educator for the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County; as a Mediator for Conflict Resolution Programs, a program of the Center for Human Development, and has been a Trustee for the Sage Colleges in Troy, NY, since 2009. Marilyn holds an MA degree in Applied Psychology from Golden Gate University.