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MOSAIC BOARD & STAFF

Scott Montgomery

Vice President of the Board

Bio

Scott was born in Paradise, California, and spent his early childhood in Redding, moving to Woodland at the age of 12. He attended local schools and graduated from Woodland High School in 1966. He went on to attend Sacramento City College and then Fresno City College until he was drafted in 1968. He is a Vietnam era vet having served 2 years in the army Military Police Corp. He returned to Woodland after being honorably discharged and returned to college. He married his high school sweetheart in 1971.

Scott went to work for Yolo Ice & Creamery and continued there until 1982. At this time, he became a teacher and coach at Liberty Christian Academy and the music director for New Testament Church in Woodland. Scott continued his education and received a P.H.D. in Clinical Psychology and was a licensed counselor. In 1999, he went through the Police Chaplain Academy and became a Law Enforcement Chaplain with the Woodland Police Department where he served for many years as Senior Chaplain. Upon retirement from his church he continued as a WPD Chaplain where he continues to serve today.

Scott has worked with children and young adults for over 30 years and has a heart for the youth of our communities in Yolo County. Scott is currently serving MOSAIC as it’s Vice President on the Board of Directors.

Julie Mata

Treasurer of the Board

Bio

Julie Lawley Mata grew up in rural Woodland. She attended UC Davis and received her B.S. in Landscape Architecture. Besides being the business manager at Mata Realty, she runs Lawley Ranch Events, a venue for life celebrations, along with Dave and their daughter Alison and son-in-law Faustino.  She enjoys gardening, travel and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

It is very important to her that we give all the children of Woodland an opportunity to play and learn in our Museum of Science, Art, Imagination and Creativity!

Lynn Arner

President of the Board

Bio

Lynn Arner grew up in the Midwest. She moved to California in 1980 and earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Child Development at UC Davis. Lynn has taught Early Childhood Education at several colleges and universities in Northern California, including University of California Davis, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento City College and Woodland Community College. Lynn currently works for Universal Preschool for West Sacramento as an Early Learning Specialist coaching teachers throughout Yolo County. Lynn also teaches parenting classes through the Woodland School District. In addition to her other work, Lynn also has her own business called Early Years where she facilitates trainings for teachers and parents and consults with parents who are struggling with parenting to understand their child’s behavior and to “smooth the bumps along the way”. Lynn’s 36 years of working with young children shows her passion for helping children to reach their greatest potential.

Lynn currently serves as Vice President of the Board for the MOSAIC Children’s Museum Board of Directors and enjoys time with her husband and 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Spending time with her children means traveling to Yreka, Nebraska, and soon Germany.

Wanda montgomery

Secretary of the Board

Bio
Wanda was born in Woodland, the first of four children in the McCrary family and its only girl. She spent her first 11 years in Redding, California, where her father John, had his CPA practice. However, at age 41 John died and although her mother went back to teaching for a few years they moved back to Woodland when Mary Wanda was 11 years old to be close to family. Wanda started sixth grade at Holy Rosary School and then graduated Woodland High School in 1967. She attended Fresno State College for 2 years and then returned to Woodland. In August of 1971 she married her high school sweetheart and started working in healthcare.

Throughout the years she was active in children’s ministries in her local church and taught children from preschool to elementary school in both Sunday school, Children’s Church, and Kids Klub. In 2015 she retired from her career in healthcare where she was a supervisor with Sutter Medical Foundation in Davis but remains active as a master teacher in Kids Church at Woodland Home Church.

Scott and Wanda have one daughter, Taran Cameron, and one granddaughter, Mila Jade. Wanda is looking forward to the day when she can take Mila to visit MOSAIC Children’s Museum in Woodland. Wanda is currently serving on the Board as it’s Secretary.

Janet Vaughan

Executive Director

Bio

Janet Vaughan is a fifth generation Woodlander.  She attended local schools and worked within the county for many years.  She has spent most of her working life as a project manager, customer service rep, and trainer for the legislature and as a contractor for IBM. She is also a local real estate agent since 2003.  

Her family has contributed to the history of the city through agriculture (great grandfather invented the first Almond Huller, father invented many farm machines including the Alfalfa Cube Machine, El Topo, and the Undertaker), law enforcement (grandfather retired as a Highway Patrol Officer), medicine (great grandfather and great uncle were physicians in Woodland, sister was a nurse in town), and business (father, brother-in-law, and sister owned a hydraulic business in town working on agriculture machinery, sister owns a tanker repair shop in West Sacramento, uncle owned an insurance business in town).

She retired in 2015 from all but real estate, and is currently working as the Executive Director of MOSAIC.  She, the Mata’s, the Board and many others work daily to bring a unique and exciting experience for all our children.

Jennifer Cruickshank 

Board Member

Bio

Jennifer is the newest member to join the board at Mosaic!

Jennifer grew up in neighboring Colusa County where her family has farmed since the 1850’s. She married Bill Cruickshank and moved to Yolo County 20 years ago where she and her husband built their home on land that her husband’s family has farmed for 4 generations as well. Having spent over 20 years working as a human resource professional, she is currently Human Resource Manager at a manufacturing company in Woodland. She has a long and active history of community involvement; having served on the Workforce Innovation Board, Community Services Action Board, Economic Development Board (Colusa County), Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Yolo County) among others and has volunteered on projects that support foster youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Currently she is a board member of Mary’s Cemetery and Chapel Support Group.

Always interested in supporting efforts that endeavor to nurture and cultivate youth, she also currently serves as board president of a non-profit which provides resources, training, and technology on ACA communication devices and software for nonverbal youth. She hopes to bring some of those tools and knowledge to the Mosaic museum experience that further ensures inclusion to all children regardless of ability.

A mother of 4, Jennifer prioritizes any free time she has by joyfully spending it with her 7 grandchildren.

Address

Woodland, CA 95695

Phone

English: 530-219-2767
Spanish: 530-681-3546

 

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