Tom Vazquez

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

Agriculture Experience: 15 years in the landscape and nursery industry. 

Years Teaching: 25th year at West Valley. 

Hobbies/Interests: Family, coaching football, church stuff. 

College Attended: Cal Poly, San Luis Obipso
Classes Taught at West Valley: Nursery, Ag Chemistry, Ag Business, Ag Science 1

Quote: "Can't coach effort!"

Laura Barnes

Hometown: Anaheim Hills, located in Southern California

Agriculture Experience: Outside of teaching my experience in agriculture includes: being in 4-H from 9-18 years old and raising every possible type of livestock that you can think of. With that being said I was also a 4-H leader in Orange County and Tehama County.  I went to Fresno State (Go Dogs), and I received my B.S and M.S in animal science. At Fresno I was the herdsman of the school's Swine Unit which ran about 100 sows and was a fully functional farrow to finish operation. Now that I live in Corning I help run GnG Genetics. We sell show pigs for local 4-H and FFA students to show & exhibit at the fair.

Years Teaching: This will be my fourth year teaching.

Hobbies/Interests: In my free time I love to go to livestock shows and go shopping!

College Attended: Fresno State University

Classes Taught at West Valley: Ag Bio, Animal Science, Floral

Quote: Good, Better, Best: Don’t stop till your good is better and your betters your best.

Marleigh Hollmer

Hometown: Cottonwood

Agriculture Experience: I worked for a crop consulting company in Alamosa, Colorado called Agro Engineering. At Agro, we consulted with potato and barley farmers. I also worked at the Cal Poly Swine Unit, showed livestock, and worked at Wyntour Gardens in Redding.

Years Teaching: This is my third year.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy being outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. I like spending time with friends, family, and my puppy. I like crafting, baking, and watching movies.

College Attended: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Classes Taught at West Valley: Ag Science 1

Quote: "Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man."

Eric Poldervaart

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West Valley High School
3805 Happy Valley Road
Cottonwood, CA  96022

Tom Vazquez               

530.347.7171 ext. 31205

Laura Barnes               

530.347.7171 ext. 30609

Marleigh Hollmer       

530.347.7171 ext. 31207


Eric Poldervaart          

530.347.7171 ext. 30728