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Ron Yukelson is Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Wilshire Health & Community Services, which provides home health, hospice, social services on the Central Coast.   He has more than 30 years of senior level hospital and health care management experience, the past 17 on the Central Coast. In addition to senior level positions in the…

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John and his family moved to San Luis Obispo in 1978 after escaping from the Los Angeles area!  He was raised in Clearwater, Florida as one of the first pioneer families to homestead in the area in the 1860’s.  John spent his young years exploring the gulf and undeveloped areas of the county. “During college…

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Val was raised on a dairy farm in Escalon, CA. She enjoyed a 20-year career in the newspaper industry, working with The McClatchy Company. That career led her to the Central Coast in 2015 as Vice President of Advertising for The Tribune. Today she is the Central California Market President for AMF Media Group, specializing…

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Joel Sheets joined The Land Conservancy Board in 2019. He is a retired scientist who moved to San Luis Obispo with his family in 2014. He earned a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of California, Irvine, CA. He spent over 30 years working for Dow AgroSciences, having various research roles as Research…

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Celeste Royer has 35 years of experience as an environmental and outdoor education administrator. As a native Californian who grew up loving the outdoors, she is dedicated to making natural environments and outdoor spaces accessible to all community members. Celeste is currently the director of equity and inclusion at Ten Strands, a statewide nonprofit focused…

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A native Californian, Jim attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Natural Resources Management with a concentration in forestry. He did additional graduate course work in forestry and horticulture and is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.  Jim lives in rural Atascadero in the…

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Dave is a native Californian who was raised in Los Angeles and escaped to the Central Coast in the 1980s.  Dave has always enjoyed the outdoors, and has hiked in many beautiful places around the world.  Being on the Central Coast with its wide-open spaces and plentiful hiking trails is like living in heaven, and…

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Upon graduating from Cal Poly Joy Fitzhugh began living her lifelong dream by becoming partners with her father on their fourth generation ranch in northern San Luis Obispo County.  Now as owner and operator of the ranch her desire to protect the land and agriculture grew. She worked with the Land Conservancy of San Luis…

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Roger has been working in environmental protection since 1972.  He earned a BS and MS in Civil Engineering (Environmental), at U. C. Berkeley, and is a Registered Civil Engineer. Roger worked for the Central Coast Regional Water Board, whose Vision is “Healthy Watersheds.”  This work included many land conservation projects with LCSLO and other conservancies…