Board of Directors

Allison Sanford, Chair
Retired Administrator

Robert Brent, Vice Chair
Retired Business Owner

Perry Karsen, Vice Chair
Retired Business Executive

Wendy Smit, Secretary
Retired Businessperson

Marie Andel
Business Executive

Simon Blattner
Retired Business Executive

Clay Clement

Neal Fishman
Retired Public Official

Scott Hafner
Business Executive

Steven Hightower
Retired Entrepreneur

Hal Hinkle

Philip Jensen
Senior Financial Executive

Pete Mattson
Business Executive

L. Timothy Portwood
Fundraising Consultant

Ellie Rilla
Retired Agriculture Advisor

Judy Scotchmoor
Retired Science Educator

Peter Van Alyea
Business Owner

Denny Van Ness
Venture Capital Advisor



“I am motivated by the urgency of the Sonoma Land Trust’s mission to protect the land forever. The natural beauty of Sonoma County is unsurpassed — and is threatened by development pressures that give us only a 10–20 year window to fulfill this goal.”

—Mark P. Jacobsen







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