MOSAIC BOARD & STAFF
President of the Board
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.
Vice President of the Board
Secretary of the Board
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 two granddaughters, 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.
Treasure of the Board
Julie Lawley Mata grew up in rural Woodland. She attended UC Davis and received her B.S. in Landscape Architecture. Julie is the business manager at Mata Realty, 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!
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.
Marc is the Advertising Director at the Daily Democrat/DailyDemocrat.com. NorCal MediaNews Group – Digital First Media. He graduated with a dual Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Marketing from University of Arizona, Karl Eller School of Business. He also attended UC Berkeley, Northwestern University and Bradley University.
Marc is a highly motivated Advertising, Sales and Marketing Director, Digital and Print Sales Coach and Multi-Media Senior Account Manager with more than 30 years of progressive media experience in all phases of account services, product development, market expansion, client acquisition, management, strategic planning, training and revenue growth. Skilled in all phases of print, online and broadcast media as well as sales, production, training and vendor relations. He is a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Trainer and is Google Certified.
Marc is married to Terri Williams and has four children and two grandchildren. He is a singer songwriter and guitarist. Other past times are golf, music festivals and a vintage camper trailer enthusiast. Maui is a favorite destination.
Marc is the Co-Founder of 100 Men Who Give a Damn About Yolo County, President of Historic Downtown Woodland Group, Co-Founder of Yolo Events & Original Co-Founder of Woodland’s Dinner on Main. He works on Sponsorships, Volunteers, Beer and Wine, Logistics. He also created an annual 32-page special section promoting Capay Almond Festival. He currently serves as a Board Member on Woodland Opera House.
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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