Staff and Board


Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Education Director

Connecting people with their creativity and the natural world is the central focus of Kelly’s life work. From a young age, she became fascinated with the inherent connection between art and science— an interest that led her in the direction of biological illustration, curriculum development, and exhibit design. Along the way, Kelly realized her passion for land-based learning, inspiring her to complete her Master of Science in Environmental Education. Kelly strives to create rich educational programs and inspiring, living, learning spaces for people of all ages to connect with their food and the natural world.


Angela Miller-Bevan

Angela Miller-Bevan

Director of Marketing and Development

Before coming to Fairview Gardens in 2014, Angela worked for various Santa Barbara companies in the area of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations. She brings extensive development experience to Fairview Gardens from her 15 years of service on the Old Spanish Days Board and The Carriage and Western Museum Board. Angela has also served on the Santa Barbara Human Research Board and the Santa Barbara Family Care Service Board. She is a past president of Kiwanis of Santa Barbara. Angela studied Business at Santa Barbara City College. She is married to Sean Bevan, they have two handsome sons, Austin and Jaxson.


Michael Ableman

Michael Ableman

Founder

Michael Ableman is a farmer and founder of the Center for Urban Agriculture where he farmed from 1981-2001. He is the author and photographer of From the Good Earth (Abrams, 1993), On Good Land (Chronicle Books, 1998), and Fields of Plenty: A farmer’s journey in search of real food and the people who grow it. (Chronicle Books, 2005). Michael now farms on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia at Foxglove Farm.

Visit Michael at Fields of Plenty

Interview with Michael by Arnie Cooper


Board Members

  • Perrin Pellegrin, Co-President
  • Maruja Clensay, Co-President
  • Dayna Birkley, Treasurer
  • Barry Tanowitz, Secretary
  • Jordan benShea
  • Matt Buckmaster
  • Dallas Chapman
  • Ashleigh Davis
  • Krista Harris
  • Margaret Learmonth
  • Chuck Woodburn

Advisory Board

  • Wendell Berry
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Yvon Chouinard
  • Wes Jackson
  • Anthony Rodale
  • Marshall Rose
  • Alice Waters

Supporters

  • Cox Communications
  • Wells Fargo
  • Montecito Bank & Trust
  • NHH & Co.
  • Mission Wealth
  • Innovative Workshop
  • Scoop
  • Refugio Ranch
  • SB Team Sports
  • Full of Life Flatbread
  • Yardi