Directors

Rachel Brimer Zook

Rachel Zook-Brimer Program Director/Directora de Programas On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2023 enpury@gurfrnyrnthr.bet Rachel Zook-Brimer is responsible for bringing our big blue dreams to life. An avid ocean lover from a young age, she’s experienced the transformative power of the outdoors and is passionate about making it accessible to all. She’d […]

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Raúl Aguilera

Raúl Aguilera (he, him, él) Program Director, REACH Fellowship enhy@zlernpuargjbex.bet Raúl Aguilera brings years of experience working with youth in Santa Barbara County. Originally born in Jalisco, Mexico, Raúl migrated to Santa Barbara at the age of eight with his family and has since lived here, enjoying the wonderful weather, mountains, and beaches that Santa

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Chris Ragland

Chris Ragland Trustee & Executive Director of The Sea League / Fideicomisaria y Director Ejecutivo de The Sea League Chris Ragland is on a mission to make coastal zones a safe space for every race. His project, The Sea League, aims to create opportunities for youth of all ethnicities and economic backgrounds by building community,

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Lauren Winnewisser

Lauren Winnewisser (she/her/ella) Development Director / Directora de Desarrollo On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2021 ynhera@jlc.bet Growing up and living near places like the sandy beaches of southern CA, the breathtaking mountains and valleys of Yosemite National Park, and the high altitudes and rainy seasons of Tepoztlán in central México, Lauren

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Kelly

Kelly Villarruel

Kelly Villarruel (she/her/ella) Director of Early Childhood Programs / Director de Programas de Primera Infancia On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2006 xryyl@jlc.bet Kelly Villarruel grew up in Santa Barbara and has an intimate knowledge and love of our area. She has a degree in early childhood education and has worked in

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Gloria Sanchez-Arreola

Gloria Sánchez-Arreola (she/they/ella/elle) Associate Program Director / Directora Asistente del programa On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2018 tybevn@jlc.bet Gloria joined Wilderness Youth Project in 2018. She grew up in the rich and diverse cultural epicenter that us EL LAY (aka the concrete jungle of Los Angeles) and comes from a working

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Andrew

Andrew Lindsey

Andrew Lindsey (he/him/his/él) Director of School Based Programs & Lead Program Staff / Director de programas escolares y personal líder del programa On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2009 naqerj@jlc.bet Andrew is always quick to point out that he grew up in Vermont. Throughout college he worked off and on in the

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