Mara Feeney and Will Mosgrove
We're happy to announce that new directors have joined the Foothill Conservancy board following the board election held at our June annual dinner. The election returned sitting directors Susan Bragstad, Marta Johnson, and Kelsi Williams to the board. Our directors hold two-year terms.
The election also marked the end of Clavey Wendt's term. We thank him for his years of service to the Conservancy and wish him continued success at his family business, O.A.R.S. of Angels Camp.
Our two new directors are Mara Feeney of Fiddletown and Will Mosgrove of Mokelumne Hill.
Mara Feeney is a retired planning consultant who specialized in socioeconomic impact analyses and community outreach. She raises wine grapes, olives, other fruits, nuts and vegetables at her Fiddletown home. Mara is the harvest coordinator and wine sales manager for Damas Vineyards, which she runs with her partner Deborah Grady, M.D.
Mara is a visual artist and the author of a novel, Rankin Inlet, based on her experiences working and living in the Canadian Arctic. She holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and a master's degree in community and regional planning from the University of British Columbia.
Mara has extensive experience on environmental and social justice nonprofit organization boards and is the current chair of the Conservancy's Land Use Team.
Will Mosgrove is a professional photographer and the former head of the graduate photography program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He and his wife, Anne Cook, own Acme Art in Mokelumne Hill, which offers classes in classes in painting, drawing, mosaics, jewelry making, photography, and collage.
Will holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and honorary doctorate from the Academy of Art University. In 2009 he received the International Photographic Council's Leadership award, presented at the United Nations in New York.
Will serves on the Mokelumne Hill Sanitation District Board, is co-captain of the Mokelumne Hill Community Watch group, and is the volunteer administrator for Mokelumne Hill Summer Art Camp and Music in the Park.
Will was a member of our ad hoc hiring team this summer and is serving on the Conservancy website redesign ad hoc team.