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 . . .

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