Volunteers are at the heart of this campaign. We are so grateful for their generosity of time, talent and dedication to Sonoma Land Trust’s mission.

Campaign Steering Committee

This committee is composed of volunteer leaders who contribute their time, expertise and generous gift commitments to ensure that campaign efforts are successful. Led by three co-chair couples who are the primary public representatives of the campaign, these members actively participate in fundraising and provide guidance on key strategic issues.

Simon and Kimberly Blattner

Simon and Kimberly Blattner

Tim Portwood and Jim Lauber

Tim Portwood and Jim Lauber

Harry and Dee Richardson headshot

Harry and Dee Richardson

Scott Hafner headshot

Scott Hafner

Steven Hightower headshot

Steven Hightower

Nancy Otto headshot

Nancy Otto

Ellie Rilla headshot

Ellie Rilla

Allison Sanford headshot

Allison Sanford

Marie andel

Leadership Council Members

This honorary committee is composed of notable community leaders who have a passion for land conservation and are lending their name and financial support to help the campaign succeed.

Sue Conley

Rob Das

Lynne Deegan-McGraw

Ken & Akiko Freeman

Peter & Ginnie Haas

Dick Hafner

Hal Hinkle

Quincey Tompkins Imhoff

Mary Love

Bill Osterland

Jean Schulz

Board Members

Our Board of Directors are actively involved in the campaign through their own philanthropic support as well as encouraging others to join them in supporting our work.

Scott Hafner, Chair

Gregory Appling, Vice Chair

Philip Jensen, Vice Chair

Ellie Rilla, Secretary

Marie Andel

Jennifer Bice

Simon Blattner

Robert Brent

Dianne Brinson

Clay Clement

Frank Dean

Liz Fisher

Duncan Higgons

Steven Hightower

Quincey Tompkins Imhoff

Nancy Otto

Tim Portwood

Allison Sanford

Judy Scotchmoor

Wendy Smit

Gymmel Trembly

Lewis Warren

Staff Leadership

Dedicated professionals power the work of Sonoma Land Trust.

Management Team

Eamon O’Byrne
Executive Director

Gina Fabiano
Director of Marketing and Media Relations

Melissa Frediani
Operations Director

John McCaull
Land Acquisition Director

Kyle Pinjuv
Acting Stewardship Director

Shannon Nichols
Director of Philanthropy

Neal Ramus
Director of Community Programs

Joe Rizzo
Director of Finance and Administration

Development Team

Shannon Nichols
Director of Philanthropy

Melissa Bennett
Development Program Manager

Natasha Bacci
Senior Major Gifts Manager

Shawnalee Pusey
CRM Database Administrator

Shay Lozano
Philanthropy Operations Associate