President and Executive Director

Michael Linder

UC Berkeley, B.A. (2007); UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (2014)

Big Sur, CA


Chief Financial Officer

Gordan Piffero

Superintendent, Big Sur Unified School District

Big Sur, CA



Alena Porte

Education Coordinator, Ventana Wildlife Society

Salinas, CA


Board Member

Sharen Carey

Executive Director / Physician Assistant, Big Sur Health Center

Big Sur, CA


Board Member

Pete Huff

Director of Community Food Systems for the Institute Agriculture and Trade Policy

Expert in Community Food Systems and Leadership

Minneapolis, MN


Board Member

David Takacs, BSC, MA, LLM, PHD, JD.

Associate Professor at University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Expert in Environmental Education and Mentorship

San Francisco, CA


Board Member

Fela Tejeda

English Language Advisory Council Member

Big Sur, CA


Board Member

Zoe Beck

Program Associate, Hirsch & Associates

Born and Raised in Big Sur

San Francisco, CA 


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