Bayside Corners acknowledges that our service area –Bayside and the Jacoby Creek Valley—is on traditional Wiyot territory. We are committed to learning to participate in processes that acknowledge historical atrocities, honor the sovereignty of Native Tribes/Nations, and find ways to develop meaningful relationships and true partnerships with our neighbors of Wiyot ancestry.  

Margaret Gainer

A Bayside resident for 45 years, Maggie has a deep appreciation for her neighbors and the beauty of the Jacoby Creek Valley. In her consulting business and in directing HSU’s Office for Economic &  Community Development, she specialized in securing grant funds, grassroots organizing and leadership development. Co-founder of Zero Waste Humboldt, Center for Environmental Economic Development, current Vice-President of the Northcoast Environmental Center, and Bayside Corners’ Board President, Maggie has been a consultant in nonprofit best management practices and community-building strategies for many Humboldt organizations.

Christine Beresfor

Chris has lived in Bayside for 13 years, and is Bayside Corners’ Treasurer. She has provided leadership at the Northcoast Environmental Center for over 35 years and has served as Board Treasurer since 2011. With her years of experience working at California State Parks, Chris brings significant financial, administrative and organizational experience to Bayside Corners. Active in California Native Plant Society, she and her husband, Richard, share a passion for propagating and protecting native plants.

Rebecca Nordquist

Rebecca serves as Bayside Corners’ Board Secretary and liaison with Mistwood Educational Center, the primary user of the Bayside Temperance Hall. As a Mistwood Lead Teacher/Co-Director, her passion for teaching and her community is inspiring. She and her husband have lived in Humboldt County for 29 years, raising their four children.  She is excited to work toward the goal of creating a beautiful community space for Bayside and Humboldt County. 

Alice Finen

Alice is an anti-racism educator and an active member of local organizations committed to honoring and uplifting the 2S/LGBTQIA+ and Black & Brown communities. She brings her action-oriented advocacy to her service on the Bayside Corners’ board and firmly believes that COMMUNITY is the foundation to creating a more just and equitable world. A Humboldt County resident since 1996, Alice and has worked in Bayside teaching at Mistwood Educational Center since 2013. She is a Mistwood Lead Teacher/Co-Director. Alice will be leading the annual Bayside Community Yard Sale in August.

Philip Mochel

An Intern with Bayside Corners. Phil is a senior at Cal Poly Humboldt studying political science.