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ELEANOR MUSICK, BOARD PRESIDENT

ELEANOR MUSICK, BOARD PRESIDENT

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PARTNER AT GREER BURNS & CRAIN LTD

Ms. Musick is an attorney whose practice emphasizes intellectual property. In more than 25 years in practice, Eleanor has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications spanning a wide range of technical fields including bioinformatics and biomarker discovery, artificial intelligence and data mining, medical devices and diagnostics, robotic systems and laboratory instrumentation, nanotechnology, statistical signal and image processing, wireless and optical communications, bar code readers, advanced engineering materials (superconductors, semiconductors, magnetoresistance), oceanography and geophysics, lighting fixtures, sports gear, and mechanical devices. Eleanor obtained U.S. Patent No. 8,966,816 covering ECOLIFE’s Eco-Cycle® table-top aquaponics system as well as registrations for several of ECOLIFE’s trademarks.

Prior to opening the San Diego office of Chicago-based IP boutique Greer, Burns & Crain in January 2015, Eleanor was a partner for more than 10 years with the San Diego firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch. Before that, she was of counsel for three years with Atlanta-based Kilpatrick Stockton. Eleanor began her legal career in 1989 with the small San Diego intellectual property boutique of Brown, Martin, Haller & McClain after working for over 9 years as a process engineer for Unisys Corporation.

Eleanor and her husband Abe Ordover have been ECOLIFE supporters since their first ECOLIFE trip to Mexico and the monarch overwintering sites in 2009. They were so touched by the experience that they convinced a group of friends to accompany them on the ECOLIFE Mexico trip the following year — a wonderful time was had by all. Eleanor and Abe returned again with ECOLIFE to see the monarchs in 2011 and hope to make the trip again soon.

RICARDO CERVANTES

RICARDO CERVANTES

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CEO, LA MONARCA BAKERIES

As CEO of La Monarca Bakery, a premium retail bakery chain in Southern California featuring cakes, pastries, and breads with the authentic flavor of Mexico, Mr. Cervantes oversees retail operations, marketing, new product development and real estate selection. Mr. Cervantes holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Accounting from Mexico’s leading private university,The Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.  He has a marketing and strategic planning background having worked at Saatchi & Saatchi in Los Angeles and Grupo Cydsa in Mexico. Mr. Cervantes is on the California Board of Advisors of Mexico’s Foreign Trade and Investment Office (PROMEXICO). He is also a founding partner of The Taste of Mexico Association in Los Angeles. Mr. Cervantes is a native of Monterrey, Mexico and currently lives in Santa Monica, CA.

ERIN GREY

ERIN GREY

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Erin is ECOLIFE Conservation’s newest board member. She holds a degree in US History from UC Berkeley. Passionate about people, puzzles and problem solving, Erin took an HR position at Bain and Company. Her love for nature led to her becoming an assistant scout master for her children’s scout troop and then later as a guide for the Sierra Club. She is certified as a Wilderness First Responder and volunteers for a local search and rescue group. Currently, Erin is co-writing a book on the wildlife of Ethiopia. Her interests are photography, travel, nature, food, reading and a variety of outdoor activities.
TOM HANSCOM

TOM HANSCOM

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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS, SHARP HEALTHCARE

Mr. Hanscom is the Director of Public Relations & Communications at Sharp Healthcare. He is a veteran of 30 years in public relations and advertising, where he performed for major for-profit and non-profit corporations in Southern California. His two decades with the Zoological Society of San Diego included promotion of the organization’s facilities, as well as such conservation work as its California Condor Recovery Project. He is an expert in crisis communications, and has worked with all forms of media on local, national and international levels.

Mr. Hanscom has traveled professionally to 25 countries on six continents, coordinating the work of writers and documentary crews. He has written freelance articles for newspapers and magazines, and has performed pro bono PR consultations for several local non-profits.

JOSEPH ORNDORFF

JOSEPH ORNDORFF

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CEO AND FOUNDER OF SCRIP-SAFE® SECURITY PRODUCTS, INC.

Orndorff is the CEO and founder of SCRIP-SAFE® Security Products, Inc. He received two U.S. patents and owns several registered trademarks. He is also President of the Island Inn, located on Sanibel Island, Florida, serving in that position since 2002. At the Xavier University, he is developing and funding the 2016 summer workshop to improve the teaching of Advanced Placement American History.  He is an Eagle Scout and established a scholarship program, in memory of his father, also an Eagle Scout, at Millikin University. That scholarship provides tuition support to Eagle Scouts who remain in the Scouting program. Orndorff serves as Chairman of the Board for Waycross Community Television, a position he has held for over 30 years.  He is married to Jo Anne and have five children and thirteen grandchildren.

STEPHEN W. SHULTZ

STEPHEN W. SHULTZ

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PRESIDENT AND CEO OF SHULTZ STEEL

Mr. Shultz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Shultz Steel Company, located in South Gate, California. Shultz Steel Company is a family-owned business that was founded in 1947 by Mr. Gordon W. Shultz, Stephen’s father. Stephen and his brother actively participate in the day-to-day activities of running this multi-million dollar forging business. Mr. Shultz is a native Californian, who has been married over 30 years and has four children and four grandchildren.

Mr. Shultz is currently active on many different boards besides ECOLIFE®. He works with the South Bay Wildlife Rehab and is Vice-President of The Roar Foundation – Shambala Preserve.

DARYL B. WILLIAMS

DARYL B. WILLIAMS

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FOUNDER OF EMPAC RRG, CEO OF EMPAC MANAGERS

Mr. Daryl B. Williams received his business degree from Florida State University. He brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry with expertise in marketing, program management, reinsurance, underwriting, and loss projection. In 2000, Mr. Williams started Risk Transfer Holdings, a Managing General Agency (MGA) for distressed lines of business. During his time with the company, he managed in excess of 200 million dollars of business insurance premiums.  The company successfully made Insurance Journals “Top 100 Agencies in America” in its first 5 years of business.

Mr. Williams is the co-founder of EMPAC Risk Retention Group (RRG) and is CEO of EMPAC Managers, the attorney-in-fact managing the operations of the RRG. EMPAC is a single specialty RRG that writes medical professional liability coverage for emergency room physicians. The EMPAC model was used to develop similar single specialty programs, like SCRUBS RRG; where he also serves as a director and chairman of the finance committee. In 2012, Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company acquired the management companies of EMPAC and SCRUBS to offer alternative risk programs to physicians, clinics, hospitals, their respective single/multi-state associations, and other healthcare facilities.  He continues to manage the day to day operations of EMPAC while working to increase the RRG footprint nationwide.  

Daryl dedicates his resources to improve the operations of nonprofit organizations.  He currently serves on the board of directors for ECOLIFE Conservation. This charity is helping to balance global communities with sustainable solutions.  On a personal note, he spends his free time in the Yellowstone Ecosystem where he owns an equestrian and recreational ranch in Southwest Montana.

FRED WOLLMAN

FRED WOLLMAN

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CFP, WOLLMAN WEALTH DESIGNS, INC.

Mr. Wollman grew up in South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota with degrees in Chemistry and Math.  After graduation, he moved to Nashville where he met his wife Kathy. They eventually moved to San Diego in 1980 where Fred began his financial planning career. He earned his Certified Financial Planner “CFP” credential in 1984 and currently holds securities licenses 7, 63 and 24.  He is licensed in California, Arizona, South Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, Virginia, Oregon, Washington and Pennsylvania in addition to holding a California life and disability insurance license.  From 1987 through 1990 Fred taught the CFP classes to aspiring financial professionals at San Diego State University.

He is on the board of the Valley Center Trails Association and the advisory board of the Interfaith Community Services Endowment Committee.  Mr. Wollman spends his down time relaxing with yoga, tai chi, riding horses and when he can get really away, backpacking the Anza Borrego Desert, Mt. San Jacinto or the California Sierra Nevada Mountains with Kathy and his kids.

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