is to support the many rich offerings and resources that make our school district unique, including collaborating with the school to plan and host community events.
We do this EXCLUSIVELY through financial contributions and volunteering.
Caitlin O’Neill is mom to two HUSD students, in 4th and 7th grades. She will serve as shARK Board President for the second time in 2023-24, and has been a board member since 2018. Caitlin is both a school nurse and owner of Pacific Moon Lactation, a private breastfeeding consulting practice. When not working or shARK-ing, Caitlin loves spending quality time with friends and family, hanging in the garden, the forest, and at the beach, traveling, and writing. Originally from Rhode Island, she has been living in West County since 2003 and deeply appreciates the strong, loving support and values of this school community.
Sarah Laird is a wife and mother of four children, three who will be at Harmony and Salmon Creek this year and the fourth an alumnus. She has been a member of ShARK since 2011 and is serving her third term as Vice President. Sarah is a homemaker and also works part time for the family business. She loves the outdoors–from gardening to running and hiking, and is always busy. She values the rich history of our school, where it is, what it provides for our children, and is dedicated to supporting it however she can. She is looking forward to this school year and interacting with families and staff on campus and at school events.
Treasurer / Garden Liaison
Sue Davis is a HUSD parent who has served on the shARK Board since 2020, first as Secretary and now as Treasurer. She is mother to one HUSD alumnus as well as a current 7th grader. She works as the Executive Director of the School Garden Network, and also as office administrator for Pelican Builders. Sue enjoys frolicking in the garden, spending time with friends and family, and being active in the community. Sue was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania and has been living in Sonoma County since 2004.
Sarah Wieland is a mother to second grader, Weylan Briglio and wife to Andy Briglio of Black Oak Builders. Sarah Joined ShArk with a desire to support the school and its teachers and to help build community for all of the families of Harmony School. Sarah and Weylan enjoy walking to school each day through the fabulous nature trail. Sarah is a free-lance florist and a stick diviner in the Dagara tradition.
Officer / Welcome Committee
Marni Davis is the mother of two HUSD students (5th and 2nd) and served as shARK President during the 2021-22 school year. She loves connecting people and supporting our incredible Harmony community. Marni has worked in communications, higher ed academic advising and as a drama teacher. She has a weakness for detective novels, Ethiopian food, and historic schoolhouses. In her spare time she loves going on family adventures and performing as a singer with her husband, Jonny, who is a pianist. A Sacramento native, Marni has lived in Berkeley, Boston, Oakland and NYC, but the majestic wilderness of Sonoma County never fails to take her breath away.
Officer / Auction Lead
Gaia Farina is mom to two HUSD students, in 5th & 2nd grades. She is looking forward to building community relationships through ShARK while supporting our amazing school. Gaia is excited to bring her background in Event Planning to ShARK and the Spring Gala this year. She is also looking forward to using her passion for graphic design. When Gaia is not running between baseball & gymnastics, or helping her husband with their family electrical business, you will find her in the garden, playing at the beach, enjoying music or camping.
Jacqueline Gleason joined the board in 2023 and is mother to two HUSD students, Lulu (TK) and Rafaela (2nd). She is excited to support our wonderful school community and strengthen connections between families, students, teachers, and staff members. Jacqueline grew up in Colorado, a mountain girl at heart, and has lived in South America, NYC, and Mexico City, but has made a home in Northern California since 2012. Together with her partner Ray Gonzales, they run a seasonal, pay what you can farm stand in Freestone, growing food, flowers, and rainbow eggs to share with the community. With a background in food policy and food justice issues, she is excited to build on the strong foundation of reverence for the land and bountiful nature our school provides. When not working in her garden or volunteering in the classroom, you can find her hiking in the glorious redwoods or along the beautiful coast, curled up with a good book near a fire, or making art in her barn. But mostly she’s lucky enough to be romping around with two magical little kids who keep everyone on their toes.