First District Commissioner Cheryl TroskyFirst District Commissioner
Cheryl Trosky

Cheryl Trosky believes strongly in civic duty and is pleased to serve on the Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission. She is a long-term resident of Santa Barbara and married to her husband of 29 years. Frequently she can be seen enjoying Santa Barbara’s beautiful hiking and biking trails, along with rollerblading, paddle boarding, pickle ball and skiing. As a result of the pandemic her interest in gardening has escalated with a focus on food forest landscaping. She is a supporter of several local not-for-profits, focusing mainly on the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission for their work with the homeless, and the Lobero Theater. Cheryl is member of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Women’s Auxiliary. Cheryl is a Registered Nurse, received a bachelors of science in business and more recently is an alumnus of Santa Barbara Women’s Economic Ventures. As an intensive care nurse, she observed hospital patients recovering faster once they were home. This peeked her interest in home health care, eventually launching her own home health care service to provide quality care to a diverse population including those at risk. As an owner and manager of a health care company, she worked with and served people from all walks of life giving her a compassion for people in need.

First District Commissioner, Karen TwibellFirst District Commissioner
Karen Twibell

Commissioner Karen Twibell is a native of Santa Barbara and has always enjoyed the natural beauty of Santa Barbara County. She and her family have hiked almost all of the front and back country trails of the county, as well as the Channel Islands and the coastline from Gaviota to Arroyo Burro Beach. She has also kayaked our beautiful coastline and Cachuma Lake.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and holds a California real estate license. She returned to UCSB again for two years to receive a Certificate of Human Resource Management. Now retired, she spent many years in the real estate investment and property management field, managing properties from Carpinteria through the Goleta Valley. After receiving the Certificate of Human Resource Management, she became the Human Resource Director for Lotusland, a nonprofit public garden dedicated to the preservation of its botanical collections, the use of sustainable gardening practices and the education of the public regarding these practices.

Karen recently became a Master Gardener through a University of California Cooperative Extension program. Before Covid-19, Karen and her husband would volunteer at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on Sunday afternoons managing an education table to provide information to visitors on water-wise gardening, gardening with native plants, and gardening practices that are earth-friendly.

Second District Commissioner William McClintockSecond District Commissioner
William McClintock

Commissioner Will McClintock is a marine scientist at the UC, Santa Barbara (UCSB) National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. For the past 20 years, Will’s lab at the university has developed and implemented spatial planning software for the collaborative design of ocean zones.

From 2004 to 2011, he served as Director of the MarineMap Consortium, a collaboration of scientists, technologists and planners supporting California’s Marine Life Protection Act Initiative, a process of creating marine protected areas within state waters.

In his work, Will provides software, data and process support for large scale planning initiatives that promote transparency, inclusiveness, stakeholder participation and data-driven decision-making.

Second District Commissioner Megan Turley - Vice ChairSecond District Commissioner
Megan Turley – Vice Chair

Commissioner Megan Turley was born and raised in Santa Barbara, and currently works on the fundraising team at the UC, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. She graduated with dual degrees in Sociology and East Asian Studies from Brown University. While at Brown, she helped to implement a research study analyzing the intersection of socioeconomic status and first-generation college experiences.

Megan has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2012, and served on the Emerging Leaders Alumni Council for the last three years, most recently as Co-Chair. The council seeks to provide regular opportunities for networking, professional development, and community service for more than 150 nonprofit leaders from across Santa Barbara County.

Third District Commissioner Norman Douglas (Doug) BradleyThird District Commissioner
Norman Douglas (Doug) Bradley

Commissioner Doug Bradley has lived in the unincorporated area north of Lompoc since 2015. With the exception of residing in the San Francisco Bay Area during the mid- to late-1980s to work and complete a master’s degree from Stanford, he has also lived in unincorporated Eastern Goleta Valley, Los Olivos, Solvang and Isla Vista since first arriving in the county in 1981 to attend UC, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

He has been a lecturer at UCSB since 1999, serving on numerous academic committees and projects there, and previously worked at several local, high-tech businesses, including Motion Engineering, Digital Instruments, DAC and MODEL.

From 1998 to 2002, Doug served on the Solvang Unified School District Board of Trustees, including as President in 2000. From 1994 to 1997, he served on the steering committee of the Santa Ynez Valley Blueprint to develop a 20-year plan for the Valley’s five communities, and served in the early-1990s on a city of Solvang task force to consider the impacts of outlet stores there. He was a co-founder and board member of the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance, a 501(c)4 not-for-profit educational and land use study organization, serving from 2005 to 2017. When he is not teaching at UCSB, Doug is an active volunteer docent at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. He is a military veteran and the father of two children who attended Santa Barbara County public schools.

Commissioner Kevin Kaseff

Third District Commissioner Kevin Kaseff

Commissioner Kevin Kaseff lives in the Santa Ynez Valley with his wife, stepdaughter and a lot of animals.

Kaseff is the founder and president of Titan Real Estate Investment Group, Inc., and Chairman and CEO of Titan SenQuest Management, Inc. Under his leadership, Titan has 700 employees across many different business entities.

Prior to founding Titan in 2003, Mr. Kaseff was a Managing Director of Insignia Financial Group (NYSE:IFS) responsible for identifying, structuring and overseeing joint venture investment opportunities in the western United States and Asia. Kaseff also held senior level positions at Greenwich Group International and Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Kaseff earned his bachelor’s degree from the UC, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Kaseff continues to support graduate research at UCSB, is a guest lecturer for the University of Southern California’s Entrepreneur Program and serves on the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Board of Visitors Council.

Fourth District Commissioner James H. Bray (Jim)Fourth District Commissioner
James H. Bray (Jim)

Commissioner James H. Bray, or Jim, is a retired public and government relations manager in the oil and gas industry. He is also a retired Army Lt. Col. with a total active and reserve service of 28 years. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Jim and his wife have lived in Orcutt for 26 years.

Jim enjoys spending time in community service and currently serves on the Allan Hancock College Foundation board, the PCPA Foundation board, is an advisory board member of the California Oil Museum in Santa Paula, and an Honorary Commander of Vandenberg Air Force Base’s 30th Operations Group.

He is past chairman of the board of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, past board member of the Santa Maria Valley YMCA and Element Christian Church, past president of the Santa Barbara County Industry-Education Council, and a founding board member of the Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation.

He served as chairman of VTC’s Quality Life Services Building Campaign, and as Co-Chair of the 2015 Special Olympics Santa Maria Host Town Committee for the Special Olympics World Games. In 2017, Bray was named the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara’s Ambassador of the Year, as well as an awardee that year of the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Celebrate Philanthropy award.

Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Jim and his wife have one son who is a middle school teacher and an Army Captain in the California National Guard.

Fourth District Commissioner Amanda OchoaFourth District Commissioner
Amanda Ochoa

Commissioner Amanda Ochoa is proud and honored to represent the fourth district on the County’s Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission. A Lompoc native, Amanda left home in search of independence, adventures and an exemplary education. She found all three.

A Georgetown University graduate, Amanda has a degree in government with a minor in economics. She spent her junior year studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland and, as a senior, was the recipient of one of the two annually awarded distinguished service keys for her commitment to community and university service.

With a devotion to service and education, Amanda became a teacher with the DC Teaching Fellows, concurrently enrolling in the Masters of Teaching program at American University. She then managed early-college readiness and volunteer programs for a nonprofit organization before enrolling in the doctoral program at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. Amanda has a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies where her research used longitudinal state-wide data to quantitatively examine the effect of non-tenure-track faculty on developmental education students.

Amanda is currently employed as a Technical Writer for a California bank where she distills complicated regulations and processes into easy-to-follow policies and procedures for front-line employees. In her spare time, she reads endlessly, gardens satisfactorily, and waits impatiently to travel again.

Fifth District Commissioner Glenn Morris - ChairFifth District Commissioner
Glenn Morris – Chair

Commissioner Glenn Morris leads the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, the leading business support, economic development, and tourism promotion agency in northern Santa Barbara County.

In addition to his work with chambers, Glenn has professional experience in economic development, tourism and community development. He brings more than two decades of experience and leadership to bear on his passions of community, organizational excellence, and the power of collaboration to achieve goals.

Fifth District Commissioner Jannet RiosFifth District Commissioner
Jannet Rios

Commissioner Jannet Rios is a life-long resident of Santa Maria and first became involved in the community at age 14. In her role as a community youth leader, she focused on empowering other youth to become involved in leadership opportunities offered across Santa Maria.

She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marymount California University and master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas.

Jannet is currently a Bilingual Academic Success Coach at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, where she works with students and families of diverse backgrounds and communities.

Additionally, she is a voting member of the Cuesta College Equity and Student Success committee and Vice-President of the Cuesta College Latina Leadership Network Chapter, a state-wide organization focused on providing professional development opportunities to Latina staff at the California Community Colleges.

In her free time, Jannet serves as a Steering Committee member for the Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success (CCC-USS), an nonprofit organization focused on providing support to undocumented students on the central coast and education to the local community.

Jannet is excited to serve on the Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission and looks forward to expanding her connections with the communities in order to meet their needs.

At-Large Commissioner
Kathryn Adams

Commissioner Kate Adams, Ph.D., is a first-generation Californian because her midwestern father and English mother kept moving west. Educated in the state’s public schools and universities, Adams left California to earn a Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Austin.

She was for many years an itinerant professor, practicing her craft in colleges in California (San Jose State University and Stanford University), in Texas (Southwestern University, St. Edward’s University, Austin Community College, and the University of Texas), and in Arizona (Yavapai College).

Since 1996, she has made her home in Santa Maria, where she is a professor of English at Allan Hancock College, a faculty advisor to the ASBG Gender & Sexuality Acceptance group, and a member of the Academic Senate. She writes regularly and reads promiscuously. She has a restless mind and a big laugh. She engages the best of her community through service on the boards of various nonprofit organizations, and she appreciates any work that encourages her to use her brain, change her mind, and cultivate her heart.