Board of Directors

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper has a dedicated and diverse Board of Directors with a wide range of professional backgrounds, including finance, law, business, real estate, marketing, non-profit management, fundraising, and science. They volunteer their time and expertise and provide significant financial support to the organization.

Mike Wondolowski

President, Principal Electrical Engineer, Zebra Technologies

Bruce Reitherman

Vice President, Conservation Manager, Land Trust of Santa Barbara County

Hank Mitchel

Treasurer, Retired

Ken Falstrom

Secretary, Attorney (retired)

Scott Carrington

Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media, Patagonia

Katharine Gerhardt


Nancy Hussey

Realtor, Coldwell Banker

Sherry Madsen

Vice President of Development, Planned Parenthood

Blaine Lando

Owner, Mattole Valley Naturals

Brad Newton

Founder & Principal, Newton Geo-Hydrology Consulting Services

Jeff Phillips

Senior Federal Government Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Julie Ringler

Principal, R&D Design

Kathleen Rogers


John Simpson

President and CEO, Trikke Tech

Randy Solokian

Realtor, Coldwell Banker Previews International

Jack Stapelmann

Boat Builder