Who We Are

 Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson

Board of Directors - Chair

Attorney specializing in agricultural real property rights and former President of Monterey County Cattlemen's Association.

 David Gill

David Gill

Board of Directors - Vice Chair

Founder and co-owner of Rio Farms overseeing current operations of over 14,500 acres of specialty vegetable crop production.

 Louis Frizzell

Louis Frizzell

Board of Directors - Treasurer

Certified public accountant and certified financial planner helping to manage the Ag Land Trust’s assets and serving as the chief liaison for audits.

 Heather Golden

Heather Golden

Board of Directors - Secretary

Advocate for agriculture specializing in sustainable agriculture, food safety and water quality.

 Anker Fanoe

Anker Fanoe

Board of Directors

President / CEO at Pacific Valley Bank.

 Laurence London

Laurence London

Board of Directors

Co Owner of Beyond Organic & Farm Management and former Director of Academic Affairs Ag Innovation & Technology at Hartnell College.

 Mike Novo

Mike Novo

Board of Directors

Former Director of Planning for Monterey County and interim County Housing and Community Development Director.

 Richard Nutter

Richard Nutter

Board of Directors

Retired agricultural commissioner for Monterey County.

 Bob Roach

Bob Roach

Board of Directors

Management specialist focusing on inter-governmental and legislative affairs and retired assistant agricultural commissioner.

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