She’s outta there …

Courtney Farrell vacates her job leading the Chico Creek Nature Center

Courtney Farrell, the newest executive director of the Chico Creek Nature Center, has vacated that position just six months into her tenure.

Her final day in the job was last Wednesday, July 18, according to a CCNC press release sent to the CN&R that same day. Farrell previously served as the development director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley. She was hired in January, replacing longtime Executive Director Tom Haithcock, who’d stepped down citing family and other outside obligations.

Farrell has accepted a position at 3CORE, a Chico-based nonprofit organization focused on regional economic development.

The CCNC Board of Directors has hired Don Krysakowski as interim director of the nonprofit. Krysakowski is the former assistant director of Chico State’s Center for Economic Development, which is where Farrell came from as well.