John is a retired professor of theatre and film at Humboldt State University. John has directed both theatre and film, educationally and professionally. He has been fortunate enough to have lived, taught and directed in multiple foreign countries. After his retirement he went back to school and got a PhD in psychology. When not working on various Creekside Commons projects John is advocating for seniors and writing a monthly column on the difficulties of aging. Being the resident theatre director, john can often be found in the Commons studio helping and directing Calder with his one-man show.
Tanya has devoted most of her career to providing reproductive health services to the northern Humboldt community through Planned Parenthood. Tanya was also one of the founding members of Eureka’s Synapsis Collective, a non-profit performance art space. There, Tanya organized dance workshops and intensives, and performed experimental and improvisational dance. Her organizational skills also keep Creekside Commons meetings on track and productive. She is a loving mom and wife and loves coming home at the end of the day to her amazing family and beautiful home. She loves being part of the ever-evolving Creekside Commons community.
Janet is from the Bay Area, and before moving to Humboldt County 11 years ago, lived in New York City, southern Spain, Florida, Sacramento, and, most recently, Davis, California. Janet taught second grade at a Spanish Immersion school in Davis before she retired and moved up here. She holds a PhD in psychology with a specialization and expertise in dreams. Janet is a SoulCollage(R) Facilitator and teaches workshops in the studio on Creekside Commons. She likes cooking food from the community garden, decorating the Cabin, and taking Zoe on morning walks in the redwoods