ABOUT OUR STAFF

 Cathleen Andreucci has worked for The Ranch since 2000. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation & Environmental Science and lots of life experience! She has been fortunate to have worked in the recreation industry in the private, non-profit, and now public sectors for 40 years. A great deal of her experience was with the Girl Scouts where she started at age 15 as a CIT (Counselor-In-Training) and where she continues to volunteer. She strives to create an atmosphere where the staff and community work together in a synergetic relationship to enhance the recreational and educational opportunities in the community. She enjoys reading, hiking, triathlons, beer and wine tasting, bicycling, party planning, home decorating, landscaping, movies, hanging out with friends and keeping busy!

 
 
 Jessica Hotchkiss has worked for The Ranch since October of 2014. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreational Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit and Community Organizations from California State University, Sacramento. She has 20 years of nonprofit and recreation experience throughout the Northern Bay Area where she was born and raised. When not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and making coffee a daily priority.
 
 
 Dana Thor has lived in Tiburon and worked for The Ranch for over 30 years and has facilitated in every position in the department. Dana loves bringing fun and outstanding programs to the community, and meeting new instructors and participants. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, road biking, kayaking and taking recreation classes!
 
 
 
 Tina Morales has been with The Ranch since 2007. She graduated from Dominican University cum laude in Psychology and loves working with kids. She currently serves as the Youth & Camps Supervisor, her career mission is to make a memorable, positive impact in the lives of youth and their families in the community. Tina loves books, sports, and drama equally; and is thrilled to be working in a position that allows her to share all of those interests.
 
 
 Michelle Barsky grew up in Southern California and attended UC Riverside where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cultural Anthropology. Since joining The Ranch in 2015, she has worn many hats including Recreation Leader, Summer Camp Administrator and her current positions of Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator. Michelle hopes to make every interaction she has with her community both a meaningful and memorable one. While away from the office, Michelle enjoys cooking, watercolor and soaking in the sun while hiking and gardening.
 
 
Michelyn Russell French was born and raised in Tiburon where she attended Reed, Del Mar, and Redwood schools before moving to UC Davis to study Liberal Arts. She served as an Physical Education instructor at Reed Elementary for 13 years before switching gears and assisting at the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society. She currently splits her time between the offices at Landmarks and The Ranch, where she is an Administrative Assistant. Michelyn loves to sail on the bay on the weekends, travel as much as possible, play the harp, and read the Sunday NY Times.
 
 
 Bruce Miller grew up in Ventura, Ca and graduated from UC Riverside in 2010 with a BA in History. Since graduating, Bruce has spent six years working with youth of all ages. Before calling The Ranch his home, Bruce worked for a number of non-profit organizations and after-school programs, including City Year, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, and ASES Afterschool Programs. Bruce would love to see every child in our community pick up a ball, puck, baton, bow, shuttlecock, or quaffle and try a sport. Whether it’s a well-known sport like Basketball and Soccer, or a lesser-known sport like Lacrosse or Quidditch, he feels that sports help children to learn teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, camaraderie, strategy, and leadership all while having fun and staying active. When not running between different programs and the office, Bruce can be found playing basketball or football with friends, rooting for the lowly Orlando Magic and New York Jets, wrestling with his pitbull, Nico, competing at local Trivia Nights, reading one of his 2,000+ (and growing) comic books, or just hanging around with the people he loves.
 
 
 Bryan Vitale is the Recreation Coordinator and Camp Director of Angel Island Summer Camp. No rookie when it comes to youth programming, Bryan is an adventure educator with a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation Management from Springfield College, and has been working with children for 15+ years. He previously worked in East Harlem, NY designing activity curriculum for schools and summer camps, along with designing kid's fitness programs and building school gardens. Bryan loves outdoor adventures and traveling and his passion to teach stems from his desire to help a generation grow and develop into valued members of the community.
 
Cornelia Busse-Geagan holds a degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of San Francisco. Following college, Cornelia moved abroad to play professional soccer in Serbia for two years. She has extensive experience working with children as a basketball and soccer coach, preschool teacher, elementary school teacher's assistant and currently as a mentor with the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Cornelia hopes to provide a safe environment where children of varying athletic abilities can learn and thrive. In her spare time, Cornelia helps to coach girls soccer at Sonoma Valley High School and is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast.
 
 Kaitlin Murphy, affectionately known as Smurf, is the Sharks Head Counselor at Angel Island Day Camp and a Recreation Coordinator focusing in Reed Enrichment. She is a graduate of San Diego State University, and has previously held positions working in elementary classrooms and with other camp organizations. Smurf loves to sing in her car, play and watch sports, and memorize lines from her favorite movies. She hopes to make The Ranch programs a memorable experience for every child, and to encourage them all to step outside of their comfort zones and try something new. 
 
Angela De Leon is one of The Ranch’s newest members, joining the team in August 2016 as a Recreation Sports Specialist. She grew up in Greenfield, Ca and earned a softball scholarship to Graceland University where she received her degree in Recreation-Wellness Management. Before joining our team, Angela was a strength and conditioning coach. When not coaching Reed Elementary students in after-school sports, Angela enjoys hiking, attending concerts, and playing sports with people her own age!
 
Madison Lasky grew up in Tiburon and currently attends College of Marin. She assists at various youth enrichment and sports classes during the school year and worked this past Summer as the Summer Camp Administrator. When not working or in school, Maddie enjoys hanging out with friends and spending time with her family. 
 
Daniel Patino grew up in Tiburon and studied Art at Santa Barbara City College. He has spent the past two summers as a counselor at The Ranch’s Fantastical Adventures Camps and recently joined the year-round team as a Recreation Leader. Daniel has been a long-time lifeguard and enjoys drawing, hiking, movies and video games.