Jennifer joined The CREW in 2019 after serving over ten years as director of wilderness-based residential camps for children, teens, and young adults. Her lifelong commitment to experiential education and environmental stewardship has found a home among the staff and community of The CREW. Jennifer earned an MA in Global Studies & Nonprofit Leadership at UC Santa Barbara, and a BA in Global Studies from Long Island University.
Brian joined The C.R.E.W. in 2017 and has been an excellent leader for the field teams in every type of project. Brian holds degrees in developmental psychology, natural science, and holistic health. As a veteran of the US Marine Corps, Brian has received extensive leadership training and experience, and has avidly pursued advanced skills in trail building and native habitat restoration.
Todd grew up in the Ojai Valley and is a former Transportation Manager with over 25 years of logistics experience managing fleet trucking and distribution operations. Todd’s office experience involves project management, personnel, coaching, operations, budgeting, and regulatory compliance. Todd joined the C.R.E.W Team in June of 2015 and holds a BS in Business Management from Cal-Poly Pomona.
Community Development Director
Caryn Bosson is a long-time Ojai Valley leader with a deep background in both youth and the environment. In 1997, Caryn founded the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation, an organization dedicated to connecting youth and adults for a healthy community, which she led for a decade. Caryn also played several leadership roles at the Los Angeles-based organization, TreePeople, an organization which inspires people to grow a greener future by planting and caring for trees and harvesting the rain. Caryn has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership and a BA from UCSB’s College of Creative Studies.
BILLI RAY ORTEGA
The C.R.E.W. employs local young people in fire safety, fuel reduction, habitat restoration, and care of our local backcountry trails. Founded in 1991, The C.R.E.W provides job training, paid employment and leadership opportunities to local young adults aged 18 to 24, while working to maintain trails, restore habitats, protect local communities against the threat of wildfire, and assist with wildfire recovery.