The Staff

Lindsay Best

Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

Lindsay grew up dividing her time between the Southern California beach town of Encinitas and the wide open spaces of the Northern California town of Placerville. She spent many afternoons exploring the old wagon trails and fire roads on the back of her horse in the north, and hiking the estuaries and beaches in the south. From this upbringing she learned a great love and joy for all the ecological diversity that California has to offer. 

Lindsay’s studies have focused on California native plants, permaculture, and the wildly ephemeral fungi of our state. She enjoys hunting for rare plants, gardening, and collecting fungi for further study. The thought of finding a mushroom that is unknown to science is always a thrill! She loves to share her passion and learning with others and has volunteered many hours teaching children in our community. 

In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, working in her garden, fermenting, hiking, and exploring new creative outlets.