Mary Bergen – President and Chairperson
Mary is a long time Ojai Valley Avocado Rancher. She is also a retired maritime biologist who has worked for California Dept. of Fish & Game.
Laura S. Ciontea, CPA – Treasurer
Laura Ciontea, CPA, works in the audit and accounting practice of Damitz, Brooks, Nightingale, Turner & Morrisset. She joined the firm in 1997 and has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. Her principal areas of practice are accounting and auditing with special emphasis in nonprofit organizations, manufacturing, and benefit plans
Michelle Henson – Secretary
Michelle is Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer of Bank of the Sierra and has extensive experience working with youth and Rotary.
Larry is a retired school psychologist and avid horse lover, who has a serious interest in environmental issues.
Sandy is a long-time Ojai civic and environmental leader, and works as Business Intelligence Manager at Patagonia.
James E. Clark II
Jim is a rancher and is also the owner of Clark Corporation and Pacific Pride in Santa Paula, and is an active trail rider. He has widespread knowledge of front and backcountry trails. His knowledge of the wilderness is utilized during liaisons with the U.S. Forest Service.
Greg Lepine is an award-winning teacher retired from the Ojai Unified School District for over 20 years. Greg was instrumental in establishing a Career Technical Pathway class at Nordhoff High School in the fields of environmental science and sustainable agriculture where students worked alongside industry professionals.
Patrick Loughman, Esq.
Pat is an attorney with Oxnard attorney firm of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller, Conway & Templeman. He assists the C.R.E.W. on all legal issues. He is an avid outdoorsman.
Rob is the owner and manager of Brokaw Nursery, Inc. in Saticoy and is an avid backpacker.
Tony is the owner and manager of Friends Ranches and is closely associated with the Thacher School. He has been an active Board member since 1994.
Dick is a retired realtor, avid hiker, and is heavily involved with local service organizations, including Rotary.
Allan J. West
Allan is the Retired National Deputy Director, U.S. Forest Service. He has also served on the C.R.E.W. Board since 1994. He is currently a consultant to agriculture and government.