NHS Faculty

Greg Vose (he/him): Coming Soon

Elizabeth Boegel (she/her): 

Elizabeth has been ‘farming her yard’ for 20 years, and is an avid hiker and naturalist. Elizabeth teaches all our Urban Agroecology courses, as well as some classes for Landscape Horticulture. All her labs are taught in our Environmental Center garden, where the students collaborate to make a beautiful and productive space. Elizabeth serves as co-program director for the NHS and is dedicated to making Merritt a destination for Environmental Education.

Dave Zuckerman (he/him):

Dave Z loves the outdoors! He grew up in Berkeley, roaming the wilds of Tilden Park as a kid, and then farther afield guiding whitewater rivers and climbing mountains. In between adventures, he settled down for a satisfying career working in parks, eventually ending up right back at Tilden where he ran the nature center and Little Farm for many years. In 2020, he retired after 33 years with the East Bay Regional Park District, serving most recently as Interpretive & Recreation Services Manager. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, but he credits the field courses at Peralta Community Colleges for helping propel him towards lifelong work in the outdoors. Dave currently teaches in the NHS certificate program in Conservation and Resource Management.