Five New Directors Join The PCRF Board

The Portola and Castle Rock Foundation is proud to announce the addition of five new Directors.   Each of these individuals brings unique capabilities to the PCRF Team.

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Mujtaba Ghouse             Mike Kahn                      Eric Schmidt           Brian Smartt            Craig Vent

Dr. Ghouse works in Computer Science in the Bay area and has been active in local Scouting. He trained as a Volunteer through the PCRF Volunteer Program and now leads interpretive hikes in Castle Rock and hikes the trails to identify hazards.

Mike Kahn grew up in the Bay Area and has spent his career at the crossroads of environmental sustainability and marketing communications.  He also works as an Environmental consultant for the Sempervirens Fund and Save the Redwoods Leagues

Eric Schmidt has an Engineering degree and has worked in a variety of roles in the high-tech industries.  His passion for the outdoors brought him to join the PCRF Board.

Brian Smartt grew up locally and has enjoyed hiking and camping in Portola Redwoods and other state park his entire life.  He works in the field of mapping, currently for vehicle automation.  He is the Chairman of the PCRF Communications and Technology Committee.

Craig Vent is an active user of our local parks and trails and  enjoys traveling throughout the western states and Europe to enjoy the outdoors in a variety of locations. He held executive roles in finance, strategic planning and operations for companies in the South Bay.  He has served on the Boards of several non-profits.

To read more about these individuals, click here.

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