Cliff with a basket of acorns from Oak-Tending weekend.

Cliff Paulin

Co-Founder & Operations Manager

Cliff has a background in environmental science and policy, holding a Bachelors of Science from the University of Arizona, and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Study in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. He served as a policy intern at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center WATER Institute, is a co-founding member of the Mendocino County Food Policy Council, and a practicing attorney. Cliff wears many hats at the Oak Granary, and keeps things running. Passionate about working with youth, Cliff also worked at the Marin Conservation Corps, connecting young people with nature, and is the lead organizer and educator for Acorn Summer Camp at the Oak Granary.


Lindsay Dailey

Co-Founder & Program Manager

Lindsay is an ecological designer and educator with over 10 years of experience working with communities to design and build regenerative human settlement. She has worked in the realm of sustainability education and non-profit management as Executive Director of the Solar Living Institute, co-founder of Villa Sobrante, and Wildlands Program Director at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, and has developed and led eco-literacy education programs for a number of schools and non-profits. She is deeply dedicated to restoring our reciprocal relationship to nature through the tending and utilization of wild plant, and is a wildlands firefighter passionate about the use of fire as a tool of regenerative disturbance to heal our landscape. She is also the lead land steward and program manager at the Oak Granary.


Shane Brown

Stewardship Technician

Straight out of his homeland in suburban Orange County, Shane arrived at the Oak Granary in September 2016 for our first Wildtending and Permaculture Apprenticeship. Since then, he has delved into life at the Oak Granary and contributed to the vision in many ways, including building our first acorn granary. Currently he is taking the lead at mapping and data management efforts for our Land Stewardship Plan. He has a degree in wildlife biology and has spent several seasons as a technician on wildlife research and management projects around the country. He has been certified as a Tracker by Cybertracker Conservation, and is also skilled in wild plant and bird identification. His passions include land tending, wild foods, crafting with materials from the land, dreaming, and songwriting.