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Jesus Alvarez

Jesus Alvarez

Board President

Jesus works to increase understanding of California's native flora by developing programs that promote the use of locally native and regionally appropriate plants throughout Tataviam homelands.

Lucia Alfaro

Lucia Alfaro

Board Member

Through the TLC, Lucia is working to recover ancestral homelands, preserve historically and culturally significant landscapes, and develop education and cultural awareness programs.

Richard Ortega

Richard Ortega

Board Member

Richard’s believes that through the TLC's efforts, Tataviam land will be restored so future generations can gain wisdom from the many lessons that nature holds.

Alan Salazar

Alan Salazar

Board Member

Alan was raised to be proud of his Native American heritage and take pride in being a positive role model and a respected Elder.

Freddie Romero

Freddie Romero

Board Member

A tribal descendent of the Santa Ynez band of Chumash Indians who champions for the preservation and protection of ancestral lands.

Dr. Katherine Pease

Dr. Katherine Pease

Board Member

Katherine is an instrumental part of the TLC Board, volunteering her time to create a sustainable organization that will protect Tataviam land for future generations.

Sarah Brewer Thompson

Sarah Brewer Thompson

Board Member

Sarah’s love for the land and the Tribe began with her parents, who instilled in their daughters a deep love for natural and historic resources, and the importance of public service.