I grew up in Santa Cruz through college then lived everywhere else. I moved back in 2011 with a husband and kids after living in Seattle, Chicago, NY, LA and DC. I've worked as a web and database developer, so I can make my way around computers, and owned and operated a farmers' market for 4 years, so I know a lot about farming and food. I love living in downtown Santa Cruz and being near the library and museum. I work at the Boys and Girls Club downtown in office management, bookkeeping, publishing and editing, and facilities.
Christy Bohnet has been a part of the Capitola community all her life and is now a full time resident. She gardens and keeps bees, sings and dances, grows olives and makes her own olive oil. She appreciates and encourages the arts: her husband is an artist and she’s raising two grandsons who are also artistic.
GARY MORO lives on the West Side. He retired from working in tech at UCSC and now enjoys sharing his extensive gardening, electrical, plumbing and repair skills with the TimeBank community.
I am a stay-at-home mom with two kids, 5 and 7. They are in school 3 days a week, so I would love to give some of my "spare" time to the community. I enjoy spending time with my amazing family, gardening, yoga, my pets (dogs, cats, chickens), movies.
ROBIN MCDUFF grew up in smallish California towns, came to UCSC in the 70s and never left. Robin is a multi-skilled person who offers minor home repairs to TimeBankers and also likes to teach basic home maintenance skills. Retired from UCSC housing facility management, she maintains a Little Library at her West Side home and currently splits her time between Santa Cruz and Hilo, Hawaii.
The Reskilling Expo is a nonprofit public charity founded in 2009 to offer sustainable living-skills education for a resilient common future. The TimeBank is its most labor-intensive project. The Expo supports the TImeBank by regularly offering skills workshops, often taught by TimeBankers, at low-cost to the public in order to raise funds for our administrative costs.
Mary Edith Ingraham
MARY EDITH is the TimeBank’s Angel Software Engineer. She has contributed hundreds of hours of Drupal coding to improve our web presence and create user software that is customized to our needs. Her former careers include natural foods cooking, cabinetry and dance. When she’s not coding, she bikes, swims, hikes and plays the ukulele. http://maryedith.com
BILL TURNER is a tool guy, an engineer, a business owner and a fabulous woodshop teacher. He’s taught a Power Tools for Women class and has built several Little Libraries and Poetry Boxes for the TImeBank at his Scotts Valley home, an amazing workspace with every imaginable tool. Bill is an avid problem-solver. "It makes me happy to help people," he says.