Staff

“Serving Youth and the Environment”

 

Executive Director – Caryn Bosson

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. 

Deputy Director – Jennifer Berry
Jennifer Berry has led wilderness backpacking adventures, residential camps, and environmental education programs for young people since the early 2000s.  A lifelong believer in environmental stewardship and transformative experience of ‘getting your hands dirty,’ Jennifer joined The C.R.E.W. in 2019.  Jennifer brings a decade of experience as a director of camp facilities and programs, as well as an MA in Global Studies & Nonprofit Leadership from UCSB, and is thrilled to be part of The C.R.E.W.’s next chapter.  Though originally a native of northern California, the good people of Ojai don’t hold it against her and have been very welcoming as she now calls Ventura County home.

Administrative Manager – Todd Homer

Todd Homer 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.

C.R.E.W. Foreman- Capt. Mike Vaughan

Captain Vaughan is a retired 35 year veteran fire fighter and strike team leader who continues to head up EMT services on major forest fires such as the Tea Fire, Painted Cave, Gap, Wheel and Wolf Fires. He is also an experienced beekeeper and professional back country packer. He serves as Lead C.R.E.W. Foreman.