Lelehnia Dubois is a daughter of the counterculture community and Back to the Land Movement and a long-time community advocate. She left the area from 1988-1995 to attend school and snowboard, returning after her mother's death in 1996. She attended the College of the Redwoods Nursing Program but that path was cut short by a spinal cord injury, which sidelined her until 2011.
In 2012, she began her journey of reentering the community by becoming the Creative Programs Director for Dream Quest Teen and Youth Center in Willow Creek. She brought in multiple new programs like the Art Lab, Baseball Camp, and more. In 2014, Lelehnia stepped into cannabis legalization, working to educate on the core values our community taught her: love and grace. Through that mission, she was named one of the top 100 most influential women in the Industry in 2019.
She has launched a national magazine, helped design and launch an app that helps protect plant genetics, and started Humboldt Grace, a nonprofit DreamMaker project of the Ink People. She was appointed to the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission in 2017, where she created the Humboldt County Human trafficking fund in partnership with The Humboldt Area Foundation. She became chair in her last year in 2021.
Lelehnia is excited to bring her deep love for our community and diverse background to the Clarke to further help Humboldt connect with its history and build a healthy future.
“We need to know our authentic history to truly build a better tomorrow.”