Resume of Involvement
Community Service means more than just writing the check. It’s about joining in common cause with others. Rolling up your sleeves. Manning the phones. Doing the “behind the scenes” work. Real time and real energy generously given to worthwhile causes – in addition to making much-needed dollar donations along the way.
Santa Cruz is home. And who should understand what it means to nurture and care for home, in all is forms, better than a Realtor who has spent his entire professional career helping guide clients through the most important transitions of their lives?
This is a partial list of the local groups, boards, task forces and community efforts that I have been directly involved in and/or supported financially over the last 30 years.
Westlake Elementary School, PTA and Fundraising Gateway School, Board of Trustees Springhill School, Volunteer Advisor/Consultant Holy Cross School, Basketball /Softball Coach Schools Plus, Volunteer Coordinator St. Francis Central Coast High School, Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair New Horizons School for Homeless Children, Board Member/Advisor Cabrillo College, Small Business Development Center Advisor/Consultant University of California Santa Cruz, Volunteer/Advisor for On-Campus Foodservice
Boards and Organizations
Downtown Association of Santa Cruz, Board, Vice President Santa Cruz Area Restaurant Association, President, Executive Director Santa Cruz Convention and Visitors Bureau, Board Member Santa Cruz Conference and Visitors Council, Board Member Community Foundation Of Santa Cruz County, Board Member Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, Member Aptos Chamber of Commerce, Member Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce, Member Capitola ChambeArts and Culture
New Music Works, Founding Board Member Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, Volunteer Fundraising Committeer of Commerce, Member Community Advisors Network (CAN), Charter Member Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, Board Member Santa Cruz Association of Realtors
Public Works Commission, City of Santa Cruz, Vice-Chair Beach Shuttle Task Force Mayor’s Task Force on Downtown Social Issues Focus Downtown Task Force, Task Force on Public Inebriacy, New Jail Site Task Force
Volunteer Coordinator for the Responsible Hospitality Institute
Media Relations Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors, Chair Community Relations Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors, Chair Installation Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors Designated Media Spokesman, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors Long Range Planning Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors Strategic Planning Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors MLS Committee, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors
Development Committee Community Foundation of SC County, Chair Advancement Committee Community Foundation of SC County, Chair Philanthropic Services Committee Community Foundation of SC County, Chair Grants Committee Community Foundation of SC County Executive Committee, Community Foundation of SC County Gift Review Committee, Community Foundation of SC County Families in Transition, Volunteer Advisor Homeless Services Center, Volunteer Fundraiser Rebele Family Shelter, Volunteer Advisor/Fundraiser Founder/Donor Advisor of the Sanctuary Fund Community Foundation of SC County
Significant Philanthropic Gifts
Homeless Services Center, Page Smith Center, Rebele Family Shelter, Mental Health Action, Client Network (MHCAN) , Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Families in Transition, New Horizons School for Homeless Children, Walnut Avenue Women’s Center , Dientes Community Dental Clinic, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, Community Bridges/Live Oak Family Resource Center , Above the Line, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, Sienna House, Holy Cross School, Habitat for Humanity, St Francis Central Coast Catholic High School
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz, Basketball Coach G Ball, Basketball Coach Team Santa Cruz AAU, Basketball Coach Santa Cruz Quakes AAU, Basketball Coach Board Member Holy Cross School, Basketball and Softball Coach Santa Cruz Gals Softball, Coach Santa Cruz Surf AAU, Club Director, Coach Annual Participant, Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament
Local Media/Cultural Contributions
Columnist Good Times Weekly Newspaper , Contributor Monterey Life Magazine, Contributor Taste Magazine, Columnist The Sun Newspaper , Columnist Coastal Homes Magazine, Host of “Real Estate of the Art” AM 1080 KSCO Radio, “Real Estate of Mind”, Santa Cruz Sentinel , Contributor Homeward Bound Homeless Services Center Newsletter