Ashley Nelson



"As a member of Tri County Community Network since 2014, I have witnessed first hand the commitment that TCCN has to the community it serves. It was here that, I too, realized the passion I have within myself for the healthy development of young children and their families. I have learned that when the community itself is strong and thriving, it then creates a foundation for the families themselves to create a culture of growth at home. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead these fine people who I work with and empower, support and encourage them as we meet community needs and cause TCCN to be an even greater force for good in the region.

We are better together!"

Samantha Weidner

samantha weidner


Previously a summer teacher in our Children's Program, Samantha is now our Head of Adult Services. She ​assists people with basic employment preparation services such as writing a resume, cover letter, and dressing for success. She produces the "Jobs and Rental lists" every month, updates of all our social media and assists our Mental Health Services Act & CalWORKS clients. She also teaches a $mart About Money & Nutrition Class every Thursday at 10am. As the first smiling face you see as you walk through our doors, she will be ready to assist you in any way. She has a passion for helping people and bettering our community through resources.


kaylynn harper

head of family services (bright futures advocate)

Kaylynn is our Head of Family Services, serving families and children 0-5 years old through our Burney Bright Futures program. She has many years of experience communicating with families and young children through her immense education and both preschool & TK teaching positions. She is excited to support families, spread awareness about local resources and create fun, engaging community events. We here at TCCN are so grateful for her creative and sweet presence!

Yaneli Rodriguez

yaneli rodriguez

preschool teacher

Yaneli is one of our highly qualified Preschool Teachers in our Preschool Program. Her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, Certificate in Early Childhood Education, immense experience and sweet spirit make her a perfect fit to help teach our littles. Yaneli assists with curriculum planning, building meaningful relationships with families and creating a warm classroom environment for our preschoolers. We are so grateful to have her! 


Mercedes lane

preschool teacher

Mercedes is another one of our highly qualified Preschool Teachers in our Preschool Program. She is currently finishing her last Early Childhood Education class to qualify for her Associate's degree. Her kind spirit and creative personality make her a great fit for our preschoolers. She currently assists with curriculum planning, creating a warm classroom environment and building relationships with her students. We are excited to watch her grow in her teaching experience and education!




Angel's years of experience are evident in her skilled and warm interactions with our preschool and young school-age children. Angel fills a number of critical roles at TCCN, including a floater teacher and Preschool Aide but the one she enjoys the most is the care and education of preschool children. Her willingness to go above and beyond for children and TCCN is so appreciated!




Diane is our After School teacher, in charge of our rambunctious big kids, ages 6-12 years old. Diane has over 10 years experience in a childcare setting, 7 of those being a Director of an After School program in Washington. She is brand new to the Burney area, but says she loves the area already. She loves to spend time with her 2 corgis, her husband, 3 children and 2 grandchildren. She has spent her time thus far building relationships with the kids, asking what activities they would like to see in our program and planning fun days such as "Cooking Fridays". We are excited to have her with us!