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By on March 31, 2021 in News, Newsletter

Bill Brothers 

A retired business owner and former teacher with over 45 years dedicated to animal welfare advocacy, Bill studied International Development at Cornell University. He maintains a summer home and forest land in the Fingerlakes region of upstate New York. He put conservation and trail easements on land he owned in the Colorado Rockies and is a strong advocate for permanent preservation of land for climate protection and recreation. Bill is an active hiker and volunteer, helping to build and maintain our Ojai trail system. 

Lu Setnicka 

Lu Setnicka, a 30+ year resident of Ojai and the former Global Director of HR for Patagonia, runs her own human resources (HR) and organizational development consulting firm, Setnicka Consulting. In addition, Lu serves as adjunct faculty in the MBA programs at both CSUCI and Gonzaga University, and is an Executive/Leadership/Career Coach with FromWithin Coaching. Lu is also currently on the Board of Directors of Johnny’s Selected Seeds and served 6 years on the Board of Directors for the outdoor industry’s Camber Outdoors. Before Patagonia, Lu spent fifteen years working for the National Park Service in parks throughout North America. Today, Lu focuses her time hiking many of OVLC’s trails, enjoying fly fishing trips in the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with her family. 

Sarah Sheshunoff 

Though originally from San Diego, Sarah lived in Alaska for twelve years before moving to Ojai. An attorney by training, Sarah has clerked for both the Superior and Appellate Courts of Alaska and has practiced criminal defense for seven years. She, her husband, and two boys moved to Ojai so they could be in a small mountainous town yet also be closer to family. Sarah has been involved in her children’s school, many local non-profits, and helped start and organize the Mountainfilm on Tour festival in Ojai as a fundraiser for OVLC. In her free time, she loves to hike, run, camp, and be outdoors as much as possible. 

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