Advisors

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                         tvazquez@auhsd.net

530.347.7171 ext. 31205

Laura Barnes                         lbarnes@auhsd.net

530.347.7171 ext. 30609

Marleigh Hollmer                 mhollmer@auhsd.net

530.347.7171 ext. 31207

 

Eric Poldervaart                    epoldervaart@auhsd.net

530.347.7171 ext. 30728