ReCreate is grateful to have the following people serving on our Board of Directors.

Annette Eland, Esurance - Board President
By day, Annette works as a Strategic Marketing Manager for Esurance.  During her off-hours, she is a passionate environmental advocate who often rolls up her sleeves to help ReCreate fulfill its mission.  Annette spearheaded the clothing swap that ReCreate held a few years back and has been instrumental in fundraising and the launch of the GeniusMobile.

Jennifer Hicks, Placer County Office of Education - Board Vice President, Past President
Jennifer is the Director of Professional Development for the Placer County Office of Education. She recently won “Administrator of the Year” from the Association of California School Administrators (Region 2).  Jennifer is a charter member of our board of directors and has been a active partner in our fundraising efforts.   

Alyssa White, Haney Biz - Board Treasurer

Alyssa joined our board shortly after terming out of her post as the president of the Roseville Chamber's Ignite Young Professionals.  Alyssa is a CPA and is a maker in her own right - with large scale home renovations under her belt.  She provides financial and community outreach expertise to our board.  

Cody Watson, Sierra College - Board Secretary
Cody is a Student Experience Champion at Sierra College.  He work in the academic support services area.  in addition to being board secretary, Cody also is our official video photographer.

Karen Combest, Community Leader
Karen has been a long time supporter of area schools and ReCreate.  She brings years of executive event planning, fund-raising skills and strategic planning to our board.  Her son, Kyle is one of our lead Maker Ambassadors - a teen leadership program.

Jamey Schrey, Roseville City School District
As Assistant Superintendent, Jamey understands the importance of Maker Education, and the value of creative reuse.  As a parent, she knows her kids have a bunch of fun at ReCreate.  Jamey is a community and educational ambassador for our ReCreate mission. 

Donna Sangwin, Founder / Executive Director of ReCreate
In 2008, Donna founded ReCreate, because she saw an opportunity to be a liason between businesses throwing away very usable "waste", and schools facing budget shortfalls for art and hands-on programming.  In the early years, Donna with the help of a grad student volunteer, took the program around to schools in our region.  ReCreate now has a staff of eight, and a large army of volunteers.  


ReCreate is currently recruiting for two Board Members at large  to sit on our active board.  We are seeking involved community members with fund raising experience  who are interested in helping us build capacity of our nonprofit.    For more information please call 916-770-9880, and Donna can schedule a meeting.