Christy Foley

Christy is a life explorer, connector and philanthropist. She is passionate about the health of our food systems and our interconnectedness to all life on this planet. With her consulting and philanthropic efforts, Christy supports projects that foster spiritual development, social justice and community building. Christy is a marketing and business development veteran having spent her career immersed in the technology, media, natural food products, and nonprofit industries.  She is a board member of the Hoffman Institute, and a member of Threshold Foundation and The Philanthropy Workshop. When Christy is not exploring the world, she spends her time between Santa Barbara, CA and Bend, OR. 

Tom Sturgess

Tom served in the U.S. Marines as an Acting Platoon Leader, is a Harvard MBA and Certified Public Accountant. Tom has held Chairman and CEO roles in several public and private enterprises.

Currently, Tom is Executive Chairman of Blue Star Print Holdings, New Zealand’s largest commercial printer,  Executive Chairman of the Tiri Group, a New Zealand based manufacturing group and NXP, NZ’s second largest office and facilities supplies distributor.

Tom chairs the IC for Regen.VC, a climate change focused venture fund. Tom also chairs Methane Mitigation Ventures, actively reducing ruminant methane and HeadWaters, a sheep breeding genetic, production, marketing and sales collaboration, realising superior farm gate returns.

He owns Lone Star Farms Limited, producing for sale 80,000 lambs and 5,000 calves a year.

Tom is a board member for Direct Relief, Hospice of Santa Barbara, The High Health Alliance, and a Trustee of the Golden Bay Community Trust. He serves as Patron for the New Zealand Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Overall, Tom’s philanthropic interests include social justice, wellness, education and helping low-income families as well as climate change.

Angel Iscovich

Angel Iscovich has been referred to as a philosopher who happened to be trained in medicine. From philosophy, to psychiatry, to emergency medicine, and from the emergency room to the board room. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina then immigrating to the United States offered a world of opportunity leading to a journey of thought, medicine, and compassion in the hopes of making for a better world. Residency training in Psychiatry and the interest in human behavior made Emergency Medicine the perfect venue to explore crisis in its very essence, and insights into human nature. As a CEO he exercised leadership, organizational development, and strategy in the corporate health care sector. He now serves and guides several for profit and non-profit boards. As a past Board Chair of Direct Relief, a top-rated charity in the United States, who responds across the world to provide humanitarian relief, one sees impact of our social contract. He lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife Lisa and their Miniature Schnauzers. He is the author of the book “Art of Routine”.

Pamela Massey

Pamela has lived in the Santa Barbara area for 28 years. She has served in different roles with various Santa Barbara based nonprofits focusing on education, the arts, homelessness and nutrition for children. Pamela has most recently focused on serving with organizations that work to address food sustainability, soil health and the overall health of our planet.

Previously Pamela has held positions as Director of Business Development, Project Coordinator, and Event Planner.

Pamela:

Nature is my “happy place” and best medicine.  I love being in nature and hiking or biking. I am ever so grateful to be part of The Las Cumbres Ranch Family and their Holistic approach to Land Management.

Jim Selbert

Jim does the financial planning and acquisition of the physical infrastructure that supports the ranch’s holistic land management practices. Jim co-founded Warren & Selbert Inc., a software firm that specializes in the financial modeling of renewable energy projects. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Direct Relief, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides emergency medical assistance and disaster relief in the United States and internationally. Jim holds an MS degree in Finance from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and a BA in Economics from the University of Cincinnati.