Zabett Nelson

Office Manager, The Center
Zabett Nelson


Seeing the joy, laughter, and all-around happiness our students emanate when they participate in our graduation celebrations is a very uplifting experience that makes Zabett thrilled she plays a small part in our students’ hard-earned accomplishment.

When Zabett isn’t managing the unit’s finances, handling administrative matters, and solving problems we didn’t know we had, she daydreams about trips to Switzerland, Japan, the Tetons, and pretty much anywhere that has amazing hikes, unbelievable views, and snow.

A fifth-generation Californian, Zabett spent her formative years in Santa Cruz County, the place she calls home. She earned an Associates of Arts degree from Cabrillo College, attended UC Santa Cruz, and received her undergraduate degree from San Jose State University.

If she’s not trekking the globe with her husband, she fills her time with many eclectic hobbies, her most favorite; enjoying lots of silly fun with her two grandchildren.