Tom Vazquez

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

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

Years Teaching: 28th year at West Valley. 

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

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

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 seventh 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 Biology and Floral Design

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

Stacy Hardesty

Hometown: Red Bluff

Agriculture Experience:  I grew up raising and showing cattle and riding horses. While in college, I s pent three years working as a student  manager for the Cal Poly Beef Unit. My husband and I currently run registered Angus and Commercial cattle. I also raise a small flock of lambs.

Years Teaching:  This is my 4th year teaching.

Hobbies/Interests:  I really enjoy working with cattle, riding horses, and spending time with my dogs. I also really enjoy drawing and gardening.

College Attended:  Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - Animal Science Bachelor's Degree. UC Davis - Masters and Credential.

Classes Taught at West Valley:  Intro to Ag

Quote:  "Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most." Abraham Lincoln

Eric Poldervaart

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

530.347.7171 ext. 31205

Laura Barnes               

530.347.7171 ext. 30609

Stacy Hardesty           

530.347.7171 ext. 31204

Eric Poldervaart          

530.347.7171 ext. 30728