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  • Board of Directors


     

  • Executive Committee


     

  • Chairwoman of the Board & CFO

    Shelley Nunes
    Meister & Nunes, P.C.
    Term: 2016-2019

    Shelley is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of experience in the accounting field. Her firm specializes in tax preparation, accounting and payroll processing serving both individuals and the business community. Shelley enjoys volunteering and participating in local events and spending time with family and friends, especially her three grandchildren.

     


  • Board Advisor

    Roland Rotz, PhD
    Lifespan Development Center
    Term: 2011-2019

    Dr. Roland Rotz is a clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy to the community for the past 20 years. He specializes in assessment and treatment for ADHD in adults and children. Roland is past president of the Rotary of Carpinteria and active in community affairs. 


  • Senior Advisor

    Terry Hickey Banks
    Hickey Bros. Land Co., Inc.
    Term: 2008-Present

    Terry is president of Hickey Bros. Land Co., Inc., a family owned commercial, residential and farming business. She is a Carpinteria native. Her family has been in Carpinteria since the early 1850’s. She is active in the community and enjoys spending time with family, traveling and camping.

  • Immediate Past Chair

    Caroline Alarcon
    Reliant Notary Services
    Term: 2016-2019

    Caroline wanted to be a part of the continuing work of making Carpinteria a great city for businesses to grow and be successful. This included providing and taking advantage of networking opportunities and also giving back to the community. She has extensive experience as a supervisor within Santa Barbara County. She has leadership qualities in public engagement, fiscal responsibility, and strategic planning and has participated in writing policies and closely collaborating with other governmental agencies. Since becoming a member Caroline has also served as a Chamber Ambassador Liaison.

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    Secretary

    Brian Falk
    Brian Falk, Ph.Dc.,L.Ac.
    Term: 2016-2019

    Brian holds a Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz. Brian also earned a PhD in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Somatic Studies from Pacifica Graduate University. Brian has integrated his formal education with extensive travel abroad. He worked in the hospitals in Hang Zhou, China, where he was exposed to pediatric massage, herbal treatment for stroke patients, and advanced acupuncture techniques. He also ran a medical clinic on the Caribbean Princess cruise lines, treating people from around the world. In addition to running his medical clinic in Carpinteria, he is a teacher and writer.

     

     

    Vice-Chair Board Advisor

    Karen Graf
    Hiltop Flowers, Inc.
    Term: 2013-2019

    Karen grew up in Carpinteria and attended local schools. Married to Lin Graf, they have lived in Carpinteria for over 20 years. They have a daughter Lauren who is 20 and attends Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Together with her parents, John and Vera Welty, they run their cut flower business-Hilltop Flowers.


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  • Joseph Cambray, Ph.D
    Pacifica Graduate Institute
    Term: 2019-2021

    Joseph Cambray, Ph.D., is President and Provost of Pacifica Graduate Institute as well as a Jungian analyst. He is Past-President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and former US Editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. For many years, he was on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Harvard Medical School. 

  • Leo Fortunato
    Rabobank, N.A.
    Term: 2017-2019

    Leo is a Carpinteria Native with 29 years of banking experience. He is a member of the Carpinteria Lions Club. Leo is also a past President of the California Avocado Festival and served as board member for 7 years. He is a Carpinteria High School alumni, and is proud to be a part of this community.

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    Dave Durflinger
    City of Carpinteria
    Term: 2001-Present

    Dave is the City Manager for the City of Carpinteria. He began working for the City in 1999 and prior to that worked 13 years in city planning for Cathedral City in Riverside County. Dave serves on the Carpinteria Children’s Project Board of Directors, the THRIVE Carpinteria Executive Committee, the South Coast Task Force on Youth Safety, the Finance Committee of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria. Dave lives in Carpinteria with his wife, Trish. They have two daughters, Erin and Megan.


  • Kathy Ornelas
    American Senior Benefits
    Term: 2015-2017, 2018-2020

    Kathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration and has over 25 years’ experience working with Medicare, Long Term Care, and Home Care. Kathy specializes in helping current retirees or those planning for retirement develop a personal plan. Both Kathy and her husband are Carpinteria High School Alumni.


  • Curtis Lopez - Advisor
    Mission Linen Supply, LLC
    Term: 2011-Present

    Curtis is a Native Carpinterian and Past President of the Carpinteria Lions Club. He is very involved in the community and serves on numerous Board of Directors,  including the Carpinteria Education Foundation and Carpinteria Community Building Association. 

  • Doralee S. Jacobson
    Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels
    Term: 2016-2019

    Doralee wanted to become a Chamber Board member so that she could participate and interact in the community in a more effective manner and show her enthusiasm for growing the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

    As CEO of Jacks Bistro & Famous Bagels she oversees the operations and strategically positions the company for growth and stability. While Jacks has been awarded Best Bagels in the Tri Counties for the last 20 years her goal and mission statement is to be the best company in the Tri Counties. Doralee attended Berkley and has a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Pasadena College. She had a successful Chiropractic practice for many years before moving to this area in 1991. 

  • Michael Ensign
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    Term: 2019-2021

    Michael Ensign has been the General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Carpinteria since the hotel’s opening in April of 2000. He is a past Chairman of the Chamber, having served in this role in 2003 & 2004 and again in 2016. Michael is a Past President and active member of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria and has previously served on the boards of the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitor’s Bureau and Film Commission, and the Greater Santa Barbara Lodging & Restaurant Association.  He is a 5th generation Goleta native but has grown to love Carpinteria almost as much as his home town. Michael is happily married to the love of his life, Yvette and his favorite pastime is spending time and traveling with Yvette and their four children.


  • Clyde Freeman
    Montecito Bank & Trust
    Term: 2019-2021

    Clyde has over 47 years of banking experience and has been with Montecito Bank & Trust for over 15 years. His specialty is commercial real estate lending and construction lending. He is a US Navy Vietnam Veteran. He holds a BS in Accounting and a Masters in finance. Over the past ten years, he has been very involved in the community and serves on numerous Board of Directors. He’s the Immediate Past President of the Carpinteria Lions Club, Board member of the Carpinteria Community Building Association, the Carpinteria Valley Historical Museum, the Citizens’ Board Oversight Committee, and the Finance Committee of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and a Past President of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria., and is Treasurer of Carpinteria Beautiful. Clyde lives in Carpinteria with his wife Diana. They have three children and eight grandchildren.


  • Mónica J. Solórzano
    UC Santa Barbara Office of Government Relations
    Term: 2017-2020

    Monica holds the position of Assistant Director for Governmental Relations at UC Santa Barbara. The Office of Government Relations at UC Santa Barbara serves as the University's liaison to federal, state, and local elected officials and public agencies. She has been with the University since 2006, following her time working for former Congressman Xavier Becerra in his Washington, DC and Los Angeles offices. Monica sits on the Aliso Elementary School Site Council and the City of Carpinteria "Carpinteria First" Committee. She has a Masters in Education from Columbia University's Teachers College and a BA in history from Princeton University. Monica lives with her husband, Ruairi, and two daughters in Carpinteria.

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