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Seth Streeter

Founder, Advisory Council

Seth has over 25 years of experience in business and community leadership.  He is the founder of Mission Wealth, a nationally recognized wealth management firm serving hundreds of high net worth clients across the U.S.

Seth is a thought-leader in conscious financial planning, helping people reframe their perspective of wealth beyond just the financial to lead more balanced, impactful, and fulfilling lives.  He was recognized by Real Leaders magazine in 2015 as one of the Top 100 visionary leaders who strive to create a better world. In 2016, he was asked to speak on the TEDx stage to share his powerful message.

Seth is an engaged member of the YPO organization; serving on the local board, the executive committee of the Leadership Development Network, as the former Chair of the Financial Services Network and now as a global speaker/facilitator resource.

He has served on numerous non-profits and led various community development initiatives, including as the founding leader and subsequent judge for Fast Pitch SB, a venture-pitch model for the non-profit sector.  Seth is a member of Social Venture Partners (SVP), on the advisory Council for the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, an Advisory Member for the Planned Giving Committee of the Music Academy of the West and a coach for youth sports.

Seth was raised in an environmentally aware family with his dad’s role as the Assistant Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  This passion for environmental stewardship inspired him to serve on numerous environmental non-profits over a 20 year timeframe and to eventually found Sustainablefuture.org in 2016.

 
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Laura Capps

Advisory Council

Laura Capps has spent 20 years developing strategic communications and issue advocacy campaigns for the nation’s highest profile public officials, including President Bill Clinton, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Secretary John Kerry’s presidential campaign, as well as leading non-profit organizations.  She is an elected member of the Santa Barbara School Board and serves on the board of the Community Environmental Council and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.  Laura runs her own public affairs practice, Mission Partners,  providing services in media relations, crisis communications, project management, and development strategies and focusing in five issue areas:  climate, food systems, education, poverty and immigration.  Laura began her career in government and public service by serving four years in the Clinton White House, working first as an aide to George Stephanopoulos and then as a speechwriter for President Clinton.  She was Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s Communications Director in the U.S. Senate, serving as his primary spokesperson and developing strategic communications plans on a wide range of issues. In 2003-2004, Laura was a senior aide to John Kerry in his presidential campaign.  She has built a reputation as a respected advocate for environmental, ocean conservation, and climate issues through her roles as SVP for Government Affairs and Communications at Ocean Conservancy and as Communications Director for the Alliance for Climate Protection the non-profit founded and chaired by Vice President Al Gore.  

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Laura Francis

Advisory Council

Laura has more than 25 years of experience in ocean and environmental science education and outreach, working for the National Park Service, National Marine Sanctuary System and as a teacher and environmental educator. She leads a variety of projects and programs including professional development for teachers and creating education and outreach materials for the public designed to increase ocean awareness and stewardship. Laura earned her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in Zoology and her Masters at UC Santa Barbara in Deep Sea Biology. Laura is on the Board of Directors of the Community Environmental Council and member of the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara.

 
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Celine Mol

Community Manager

Celine Mol has been engaging with SustainSB since its formation and officially joined SustainableFuture as the Community Manager in early Spring of 2018. She graduated with honors from UCSB with a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistical Science and is now getting her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science & Management from UCSB’s Bren School. At Bren, she is specializing in Corporate Environmental Management and focusing on Eco-Entrepreneurship. Celine is a data science nerd with a passion for environmental entrepreneurship, and hopes to use her degree to build sustainable cities designed to thrive.

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Jacob Tell

Engagement Team

Jacob’s expertise is in positioning premiere entertainment, lifestyle, and consumer brands through high level marketing strategy. With an educational background in film and politics, Jacob seeks world changing solutions for positive and creative people. He embraces technology-driven solutions and aims to make them widely accessible. With an appreciation for nature and hope for the future of human ecology, Jacob supports forward-thinking environmental & political leaders and aims to further meld artistry and science.

 
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Sharyn Main

Advisory Council

Sharyn Main has over three decades of experience in philanthropy and the non-profit sector in Santa Barbara County.  She is a strong believer in the power of the non-profit sector to drive community change.  Coming to philanthropy from the non-profit sector has given her insight to working effectively with community partners to achieve their goals.  Sharyn is Senior Director of Community Investments at the Santa Barbara Foundation with an emphasis on development and implementation of community initiatives.  Her current focus is on the LEAF Initiative to advance regional strategies for land conservation, protection of ecosystems, and support of agriculture and food systems in Santa Barbara County.  The Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan and the Conservation Blueprint were both developed and supported through LEAF.   She also oversees the Creative Communities project, a countywide master-planning effort to build a stronger arts and culture sector.

Prior to joining the foundation, Sharyn co-developed GreenCare for Children, a program to reduce toxins in childcare centers, and helped lay the groundwork for the Alliance For Living and Dying Well and the Early Childhood & Education Collaborative.  She previously worked for a family foundation focused on arts, environmental protection and historical preservation, and served as the Assistant Director of Pollution Prevention Programs at the Community Environmental Council where she co-founded and led the South Coast Watershed Alliance for over a decade.  Sharyn is a fourth-generation Santa Barbara County resident and has been actively involved in the arts and environmental protection throughout her life.

 

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