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Abe Powell

Co-founder and CEO of Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade Courage to Lead, 2019- 2022 Decades before Abe Powell became known as the master behind the Bucket Brigade, he was a 25-year-old Vassar grad who moved back to his Santa Barbara hometown…

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Teresa Alvarez

Executive Director, Carpinteria Children’s Project Emerging Leaders, 2016 Teresa Alvarez knows firsthand how critical the services are that her organization, Carpinteria Children’s Project, provides. The nonprofit preschool prepares children for kindergarten and promotes access to a network of resources that help…

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Gloria Soto

Executive Director, Future Leaders of America Council Member, City of Santa Maria  Emerging Leaders, 2017 Cohort     When Gloria Soto’s 8th-grade guidance counselor encouraged her to apply to Future Leaders of America (FLA), she had no idea that that experience…

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