Meet the Board
Valerie Hund is one of the original ENN founding board members. In the early years, Valerie served as the camp director and has served as the board President for the last 8 years. Valerie raised a son with autism for 16 years until he unfortunately passed in 2011. Since then, Valerie’s passion remains to be active in the special need’s community. Valerie and her family created a scholarship in her son’s memory, at Las Positas College in Livermore, to assist students pursuing a career in the special need’s community, or a student on the autism spectrum seeking to complete a college education. Valerie’s favorite part of camp is the talent show. Seeing our campers express their creativity and talents amongst their peers without any fears of being judged. Valerie lives in Livermore and has two daughters, that have been activity aides and counselors.
Kirsten has been a part of ENN since 2001. Next to her family, ENN is the most important part of her life. She loves nothing more than helping to provide a very special camp for the kids and respite for the parents. She lives in Livermore with her husband and two kids, both of which are counselors at ENN camp.
Lisa has always been a part of the special needs community as an advocate and caretaker for her brother. Family and friends is what she cherishes most and hearing how the families spent their respite days and seeing the lifelong friendships made at camp will always be her most favorite parts about camp. She enjoys helping with fundraising events for ENN, live concerts, and discovering new hiking trails with her Golden Doodle, Marley.
Megan is a parent of a camper at ENN. She lives in Fremont with her husband and two kids. She also is a transitional kindergarten teacher. She has a love for service and helping others. Megan enjoys spending time adventuring outdoors.
Ashley started camp in 2010 as a counselor and now fulfill a director position as well as the nutrition liaison. She has been a moderate/severe special education teacher since 2011. She looks forward to camp every year to be able to see all our returning campers and all the new faces! “Camp is special to me because I met my husband at camp and we now have three children; one of whom is named after my very first camper.”
Laura worked in special education for over 15 years with the Pleasanton Unified School District in moderate/severe classrooms. She has been a board member for 15 years, and also served as our Camp Director for 13 years. Laura still enjoys being at camp and seeing all of the familiar faces, especially on the dance nights! Although she now works full time at the District Office of Pleasanton Unified, she remains passionate about her work with the community and supporting people with special needs. Laura lives in Livermore and enjoys spending her free time with her 2 daughters and 3 grandkids.
Rayna began working at camp in 2006 as an activity aide, she then became a counselor for nearly a decade before transitioning to camp director. Camp is what solidified Rayna’s decision to become a special education teacher. She has been teaching in Fremont for the past seven years. When Rayna is not at camp you can find her cheering on the A’s with her husband, daughter and son!
Wendy joined ENN 17 years ago. She has 2 daughters. Her oldest daughter is on the autism spectrum and has been a camper until she aged out at 22. Her younger daughter has been an activity aide and a counselor. Wendy continues to help with fundraising and helps set up at camp.