Board of Directors

Jeremy Lansing


Bio coming soon!

Tonje Wald


Bio coming soon!


Jessie Durant


Jessie is a mother of three and the archivist for the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. She and her husband, Tom, love raising their girls in Santa Cruz and credit the Toddler Center with building a solid social and emotional foundation for all three. Prior to having children, Jessie studied Early Childhood Education and worked as a childcare provider locally. She enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, running, playing soccer and cooking. Jessie has served on the board since 2018.

Katrina Slater


Bio coming soon

Lindsey Barigian


Bio coming soon.

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Nora Caruso

Program Director

Nora has been working with children and their families for over 30 years, and as Program Director at the Toddler Center since 2006. Nora deeply believes that young children are competent individuals, and that respect for children builds respectful children. She has been recognized by Exchange Magazine as a Master Leader and as a Community Hero through the United Way. A long time Santa Cruz resident, her two grown children were born and raised here. In her spare time, she can be found riding her bike on the beautiful Santa Cruz coast line and spending time with her friends and family.


Lesley Crable

Staff Representative

Bio coming