Staff Bio


Maria Vanderhorst

Manager, Advancement & Philanthropic Innovation
Bayside Office

I was born in the Philippines and grew up in Mendocino County. I moved to the North Coast to attend Humboldt State University. After earning my M.A. in Psychology, I decided to call this beautiful place home. At the Foundation, I support the Advancement and Philanthropic Innovation team with their efforts to fundraise and build relationships with regional and national philanthropic partners. I feel fortunate to work with a team that focuses on building a thriving community. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, studying Brazilian dance, and cooking.


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