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It takes a village to raise a child.

- African Proverb

Little Forest Board of Directors:

The Board is made up of two parent representatives, five members at large, the Executive Director (ED), and the Business Manager.


Current Board Members:

  • Executive Director – April Wade

  • Business Manager – Claire Ayraud

  • President – Andy Morello, Parent Representative

  • Vice President – Vacant

  • Secretary - Ashley O’Malley, Member at Large

  • Parent Representative – Matt Bergren

  • Parent Representative – Amanda Neukirch

  • Member at Large - Vacant

Little Forest Board Structure

Join our Board! We are in need of two community members at large to join our board. Learn more about our board structure here, how you can apply to join, and what committees you may be interested in joining. 

Parent Volunteer Opportunities: Parent volunteers are in need to assist with committee operations. Learn more about how you can help!

Andy morello


Joined Fall 2021

Info about Andy to come...

Ashley O'Malley


Joined Fall 2019

Ashley was born and raised in the Midwest, but her passion for the outdoors (and her husband’s job) brought her to New Mexico. Ashley loves hiking, skiing and spending time outside. She is also passionate about exercise and is a group fitness instructor. Ashley was also the President of the Santa Fe Mommy Meetup prior to moving to Los Alamos. Ashley happily married to her husband Dan and has a 4 year old son named Ryan.

matt bergren

Joined Spring 2023

Info about Matt to come...

amanda neukirch

Joined Spring 2023

Info about Amanda to come...


2 Member at Large positions

Interested? Please email the board at

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