MOSAIC BOARD & STAFF
President of the Board
Dave Mata is a native of Woodland. He has deep roots in the Yolo County agricultural community having farmed with his father and grandfather. Dave attended UC Davis majoring in Ag Management. He has been a realtor since 1995 and is the broker/owner of Mata Realty. Dave has been active in the Elks Lodge 1299, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Yolo County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and is former Chair of the Woodland Parks & Rec Commission. He has volunteered extensively with YMCA, Little League, Girls Softball, Babe Ruth and basketball programs. Dave enjoys golf and travel. He is very family oriented and loves to spend time with his family. His two sons and daughter live in the Bay area with their families including 3 grandchildren and one on the way.
Dave is currently serving as President of the Board of MOSAIC and looks forward to opening our doors to the public in 2018!
Treasurer of the Board
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!
Vice President of the Board
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.
Secretary of the Board
As a child, Christina always knew she wanted to be a teacher. In addition to earning a bilingual teaching credential, she acquired an administrative credential and Master’s degree from Sacramento State University. Christina has been a Woodland resident and educator for over 33 years: teaching kindergarten and directing the State Preschool Program at Woodland Joint Unified School District, and now teaching Child Development at a local community college. She and her husband Ben raised their sons in Woodland and have a granddaughter they will be bringing to MOSAIC Children’s Museum.
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.
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