DBFC Staff

CONNIE GOLDS, Executive Director and Co-Founder


Combining inspired vision with hard work and dedication, Connie Golds co-founded and oversees Desert Best Friend’s Closet.

Connie has a demonstrated history of commitment and service in Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley beyond her work as the co-founder of Desert Best Friend’s Closet. She serves on the Scholarship Committee of the Desert Community Foundation, and is a Board member of Women Leaders Forum of the Desert. Past service includes being a founding member of Sheltering Sisters, the auxiliary for Shelter From the Storm, as well as co-chair of the UCLA Alumni Scholarship Committee. She also served on the Board of Trustees for Marywood Palm Valley School and volunteered for 13 years as a Girl Scout Leader, Read more . . .

MATTHEW CAMPOS, Director of Development and Programs


Matthew Campos came to Desert Best Friend’s Closet under contract in 2014 to develop the “Bridge to Employment” program, bringing job search readiness skills training and job placement services to the clients of DBFC. He joined the team full time in July 2015. Before coming to Desert Best Friend’s Closet Matthew was a placement services representative for Goodwill Southern California where he was for 8 years. He oversaw the One Stop center providing services to 3000 clients annually.

He is very active in his community, serving on several boards such as the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce, Desert Business Association, and  Read more . . .

JOHNNY ANDERSON, Director of Operations

Johnny_Anderson_for_webiste.2Johnny Anderson came to Desert Best Friend’s Closet as a volunteer on the Bridge to Employment team in 2017. He joined the staff as the Director of Operations in 2018.  Johnny has a rich background in retail management and finance. Before coming to Desert Best Friend’s Closet Johnny was the Retail General Manager for Tommy Bahama in Palm Desert. Johnny also worked as a Team Leader in Credit Acquisitions for American Express in Salt Lake City.

He is active in his community, serving on the board for Desert Communities Employer Advisory Council.

Johnny holds a BS in Business Administration from Southern Utah University and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

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