David Robert White PhD
David White has a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D. in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has worked with numerous environmental groups in Ventura County over the past twenty five years, including the Keep the Sespe Wild Committee, Food for Thought Ojai, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition and the Center for Regenerative Agriculture. David has also worked as the science teacher and environmental coordinator at both Happy Valley and Ojai Valley Schools. He is the cofounder and Executive Director of Ojai's Center for Regenerative Agriculture and the Director of the "Once upon a Watershed" education program fiscally sponsored by the Oak Grove School and active at eleven schools in the Ventura River Watershed. David is also the Director of Environmental Education for Food for Thought's Ojai's Healthy Schools program managing and coordinating the garden and farm based learning programs for the Ojai Unified School District. He is the secretary and watershed liaison for the Ojai Valley Green Coalition. One of David's favorite things to do is to plant trees with kids.
An adherent to the organic farming movement since the 1960s, Steve farms on 12 CCOF certified acres in Ojai. He devotes time and energy towards training farmers and educating consumers. Rancho Del Pueblo farm is an open resource and the CSA program includes a large number of volunteer harvesters, long-term and one-time participants. In addition to being the president of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture Steve is the former president of the Cornucopia Institute and is a current board member of the Ecological Farming Association. Steve has a degree in Literature from The University of California at Santa Barbara. Steve has been active in organic certification and public interest policy in Carpinteria at CCOF, as a Santa Barbara farmers market officer (P, VP) and board member, at the Texas Department of Agriculture, as a founder of the Organic Farmers Marketing Association (VP, T), as an associate editor at ACRES, USA (1998-2007), organic administrator and inspector for many private organizations in the US Midwest, and as an FDA delegate to the UN/FAO Codex Alimentarius.
Grace Bueti Malloy
Grace Bueti Malloy is a midwife's assistant, home dairy farmer, homemaker and co-owner of a new educational farm in the Meiner's Oaks area of Ojai. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from UCSB and has been working in and around agriculture in Ojai, Santa Barbara and Lompoc for the past 8 years. She and her husband Dan recently returned to Ojai to settle down on their urban homestead and build their dream farm to share with the learning community.
Chris Cohen is an attorney with the Sustainable Law Group, P.C., the first California law firm to become a Certified B Corp and 1% For the Planet business member. Originally from Carpinteria, Chris now lives and practices law in Ojai, where he provides counsel to small businesses, nonprofits, farmers and filmmakers committed to positive social and environmental change. Chris is a Legal Fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center, enabling him to participate in a network of like-minded attorneys building resilient local economies. Chris is also an expert in estate planning for cabins located in National Forests.
Chris graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, and with High Honors from Ventura College of Law. Prior to practicing law, Chris was a government relations professional at Scripps Institution of Oceanography for nearly 10 years. Chris also volunteers on the Board of Directors for the Ojai Valley Green Coalition, the Legal Advisory Committee for the Ojai Valley Defense Fund, and the Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Committee for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Chris and his wife Nellie enjoy eating local food, surfing on questionable homemade equipment, and spending time outside together.