Shasta Land Trust is excited to announce that we have hired Angela Radford as our new part-time development coordinator. Angela will be focused on building our fundraising capacity and coordinating our major donor and membership programs.
Angela is a South Lake Tahoe native with major roots in the Placerville area. Growing up, Angela's family took many hikes around the area and it was through those experiences where she fell in love with the land. Her college career took her to Southern California where she met and fell in love with her now husband of 8 years. She experienced a different kind of natural beauty, the big blue Pacific Ocean, but still had a longing to be back 'home' amongst the trees, lakes, and rivers.
Shortly after college, Angela and David moved to the Bay Area where they both pursued their careers and Angela went on to graduate school at Santa Clara University. They spent a lot of time in the Bay Area and eventually had their daughter, Paige, in 2012. Having a child changed Angela, but it also pointed her toward the things that are most important in her life. She wanted Paige to be surrounded by natural beauty and experience what it is like to go hiking in her own back yard and know of the beauty and intricacies of nature. In the early part of 2014 the couple moved to Redding where David took a position at Simpson University. Angela helped settle the family and eventually started looking for a part time job. When she came across the Shasta Land Trust it was as if she had found her second home. What she felt about the land was put into words and actions by the Shasta Land Trust.
Angela is excited about the opportunity to work with SLT, to live in and experience all that Shasta County has to offer, and to make new roots here in Redding. When she is not at work or chasing after a toddler, Angela enjoys playing tennis, she loves to cook and entertain, and of course a day not spent outside exploring is a day wasted!