Jinnae Anderson started moving north from Los Angeles as soon as she was of age, and eventually found (and loved) Nevada County. When her son was seven, she realized she needed some serious help with parenting. She attended many parenting classes and saw a wondrous transformation in her family. She decided to bring parenting help to other families in need, got trained, and has been teaching parenting classes for nine years. In her spare time you’ll find her hiking, biking and gardening.
Viki was born and raised in the mile high state of Colorado. She relocated to southern California at the age of 15 and finally settled in Nevada County in 1980. Viki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development through Sacramento State University and has been working with children and families in this community for the past 23 years. She has been providing quality early childhood experiences in both private and public preschools for children ages 2 through 8 years old, and believes that helping to facilitate age-appropriate social-emotional skills is essential to elementary school success. Her passion for early childhood education led her to create and operate All Because of Children Preschool, which served the community for four years. Through her association with the Non-Violence in the Lives of Children Project, she is an advocate and trainer for peaceful conflict communication for parents, early childhood educators, and children. She believes that children are truly our society's greatest asset and works to educate parents and the community about how to best encourage, support and facilitate developmentally appropriate practices to provide a strong foundation so that our children can become the best they can be. Viki is excited to be a team member for the PARTNERS Family Resource Centers, and is looking forward to the opportunities to expand her ability to be of service to children and families in her community.
Latino Outreach Specialist / Promotora
Rocio was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and immigrated at the age of 2 with her parents and older brothers and sister. She has lived in Northern California ever since and has a real passion to help the Latino community because she can relate to the challenges that come with being in a new community where everything is different, and it is difficult to communicate to get your needs met. Prior to coming to PARTNERS Family Resource Center, she worked at Western Placer Unified School District as a Bilingual Parent/ Teacher/ School Liaison. Rocio enjoys working with people of all age groups.
Laurie was born in Nevada County, where she has a great love for the community. She has spent 30 years working and volunteering on behalf of children and families in Nevada County. Since 2010 she has been a part of PARTNERS Family Resource Centers. She grew up with a lot of family support and knows the importance of listening and supporting one another. Stop by the Penn Valley Family Resource Center, she would be glad to help support you and your family.
She enjoyed raising her children in Nevada County, where they enjoyed exploring the beautiful outdoors. Her daughter, is a photographer with a BA in Spanish and lives in Guanajuato, Mexico. Her son, is a combined Internist Physician and Psychiatrist at UC Davis. Laurie loves going on adventures with her family and learning from other cultures.
Diana Pasquini was fortunate to have been born into a large, extended Italian-American family, affording her the opportunity to observe and experience the benefits of people working together to care for one another, especially children, whose welfare was the prime focus of an adoring, supportive, and encouraging cadre. As la famiglia helped guide her to a life of service, growing up in the hilly woodlands of western Pennsylvania prepared her for the ruggedly rural lifestyle she has adopted as a resident of California’s San Juan Ridge. As a proud member of this geographically, biologically and culturally diverse foothill community, Diana has worked to preserve a wild and rural quality of life, develop meaningful educational programs, and provide basic services that enhance and enrich the lives of San Juan Ridge residents.
Kristin has worked in various capacities at the San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center since the spring of 2007 and is currently serving as Community School Liaison. She facilitates Playgroup and assists visitors in a variety of ways. With a background in social justice and social work, she is honored to put her skills and ideas into practice in the community.
We are open to the public!
Our hours are:
Penn Valley FRC
Monday - Tuesday 11am to 5pm
Wednesday 12pm to 5pm
Thursday - Friday 11am to 5pm
Grass Valley FRC
Monday - Thursday 9am to 4pm
Friday 9am to 1pm
San Juan Ridge FRC
Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm
You can also call to schedule an appointment or a time to access our services.
Penn Valley 530-432-1118 x2249
Grass Valley 530-273-4059
San Juan Ridge 530-292-3174
Please give us a call, we are happy to help you and your family!