Our Team

we operate with a team of 25 educators, 3 administrative staff, 4 retail staff, all governed by a board of directors

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Our Staff

Alice Light

Executive Director

A graduate of Yale (BA) and Berkeley (MCP), Alice (she/her) has been in the nonprofit sector for the past decade. With a background in urban planning and community building, she works to build a sustainable organization that can nurture, support and inform new families now and into the future. Her 3 kids keep life full and playful outside of work.

Bobbi Williams

Director of Operations

Bobbi (she/her) has been a part of the NR team since 2006. She is the co-founder the San Francisco Birth and Baby Fair and is a Cuban Salsa Rueda Dance instructor. 

Hannah Rigg

Class Administrator

Hannah offers baby carrying consultations at Natural Resources and has a new found interest in gardening.

Zinnia Wolf

Floor Manager

Zinnia (she/her) is the Floor Manager and NR’s self-proclaimed “Welcome Wagon”. As a queer mother of three, Zinnia enjoys nurturing the SF's diverse parents and families from a sincere place of compassion and enthusiasm. Zinnia is continuing her education in reproductive justice and postpartum care.

Danita Mcginnis

Buyer

(She/Her)

Nai Vargas

Floor Staff

Monica Higgins

Buyer's Assistant

Hello! My name is Monica Higgins and I use She/Her (pronouns). I grew up in Milwaukee, WI and a few other places throughout the midwest. I then moved to the Bay Area 9 years ago; where I attended June Jordan Highschool for Equity and Mills College. My current position at Natural Resources is the Buyers Assistant.

Aliyah Washington

Floor Staff

Aliyah Kekahiwalani Washington (she/her) is a queer, indigenous woman originally from O'ahu, Hawai'i. She is an aspiring birth worker who wants to help facilitate healing and community-centered care for black and indigenous folx.

Our Board of Directors

Lee Burgess

Board President + Attorney/Co-Founder Law School Toolbox LLC




Lee is an attorney, entrepreneur and mom of two kids -- and loves helping other mamas and families feel empowered and educated. 

Cristina Tcheyan

Board Vice President



In addition to advocating for all families at NR and beyond, Cristina advises companies building solutions for working parents, writes and speaks about ways employers can support caregivers, and evangelizes for famtech as an important investment category.



Sue Baelen

Board Secretary + Homebirth Midwife

An avid fan of Natural Resources since 1992, Sue has always been involved in community-building including The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and the San Francisco Homebirth Collective. 

Dr Nicole Glynn

Getzwell Pediatrics

Nicole is a pediatrician at Getzwell Pediatrics and the mother of 2 young girls. 

Gina Gorman

VP of Marketing, Rocksbox

Gina is a marketing professional, mother and explorer in San Francisco. She is passionate about the community and information Natural Resources provides to parents in the Bay Area and beyond.

Surya Kishi Grover

Ryan Rawson

Senior Software Engineer, Code Next Coach

Ryan is the father of an exuberant 3 year old and is passionate about giving children the space to be what they want to be.

Erica Saltiel-Levin

Erika Warren

Attorney at Warren Lex LLP

Erika is a litigator and avid reader of cookbooks. Natural Resources was the source of great support and friendships during both of Erika's pregnancies, and taught her everything she knows about babies.

Dr. Dhara Thakar Meghani

Slava Zhakov