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What our staff say about working at Foothill...

Anybody who works here will tell you that "Kids Come First!"  at Foothill, which is perfect, because we all love working with kids.  

We are owned and operated by Stanislaus County Office of Education, and they will tell you that we are a very special part of their organization... and the support they provide for us is AMAZING!  We all work hard and will expect the same from you, but it is also a lot of fun to work here.

We provide an interactive outdoor science experience, a collaborative learning environment and personal growth opportunities through individual challenges. Foothill Horizons Outdoor School develops respectful global citizens dedicated to stewardship in their communities and beyond.  We do unique and valuable work up here. come be a part of it!

Find out more about Foothill Horizons

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Contact Us

21925 Lyons Bald Mountain
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-6673
foothillhorizons@stancoe.org

 

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Current Job Openings

The Naturalist Intern Program

Are you searching for a position that helps you learn how to teach?  Our internship program is an ideal, supportive training ground for those who want to become outstanding outdoor educators!
 

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The Counselor Program

If you are interested in learning about leadership, what it means to be a positive role model, how you can help the kids have a memorable experience, learn a lot about nature, and make new friends consider being a Foothill Counselor!

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Key Contacts

Administration Team

Jessica Hewitt

Titles: Director III, Outdoor Education
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Work: 209-532-6673
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Email questions:
  • Schedule a class for Outdoor Ed
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Busing & Transportation
  • Hiring

Clare Olson

Titles: Senior Administrative Assistant
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • Foothill Merchandise
  • Billing & Contracts
  • Outdoor Ed Paperwork
  • Site Rentals

Diann Rastetter

Titles: Assistant Director, Outdoor Education
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • The Counselor Program
  • Naturalist Internship
  • Website & Social Media

Alexander Frierson

Titles: Naturalist Coordinator
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Work: 209-238-1328
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Email questions:
  • Weekly schedules
  • Evening Program
  • Technology Support

Lucas Smith

Titles: Health Clerk
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • Medication Administration
  • Health Concerns

Shannon Perez

Titles: Food Services Supervisor
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • Menus
  • Food Allergies
  • Special Diets

David Josephson

Titles: Lead Custodian
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Work: 209-532-6673

Meet the Facilities Team

Karen Bucci

Departments: FH Bus Drivers

David Josephson

Departments: FH Facilities

Phoebe Minick

Departments: FH Bus Drivers

Jared Roland

Departments: FH Food

James Thompson

Departments: FH Food

Karen Woodward

Departments: FH Food

Edward Wynimko

Departments: FH Bus Drivers