The Program Manager works on the implementation and management of various programs with primary focus on administration, capacity building, communications and fundraising. After nearly a year serving as a volunteer and independent contractor, Janet Voris was hired in July 2011.
Janet grew up on 120 acres in Beavercreek, Oregon, where she spent her childhood wandering in the woods, exploring nature, and helping on the family farm. For much of her adult life, she lived in the Portland area before moving to the outskirts of Lincoln in 2000. Janet has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology from CSU Sacramento and graduated magna cum laude. Before attending Sac State, Janet went to Sierra College where she was very active in the ECOS environmental club as well as being a volunteer for the Save Clover Valley foundation. She and her husband John are raising their granddaughter Destiny on their nine acre farm in the foothills, which they share with a variety of entertaining wildlife in addition to their own animals.
“I sort of feel like I’ve come full circle in life, moving back to the country and living on a small farm. Instead of conifers and a creek like I had growing up, I now have oak trees and an NID ditch. Seeing Lincoln grow so quickly, from a small town to the populated city it’s become, reinforces my desire to help preserve land in Placer County so that my granddaughter will be able to enjoy nature and open space as she grows up. I am very excited to be part of the Placer Land Trust team and help protect the area in which I live and play.”