Staff

Erikas photoL. Erika Weber

Executive Director

Erika is a lifelong resident of the Central Coast, a second generation Californian born in San Luis Obispo and raised in Santa Maria. After college, Erika returned to the Central Coast and began her career in sales and marketing as an Account Executive with the Santa Maria Times.

For the last 22 years, Erika worked in the non-profit world. She left a position with a nationwide paging company to accept a position at VTC Enterprises, a local non-profit serving individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Her position allowed her to connect with the community, providing quality products and services to local businesses, while giving people with disabilities a chance for a for a productive and worthwhile life. Erika expanded her scope to meet the needs of the growing organization when she took on the management of marketing, fundraising and development for the organization. She increased market reach for the organization, raised over 1.7 million dollars in fundraising efforts and increasing their donor base significantly.

Erika has been involved with her local Chambers of Commerce for many years. She served on the Board of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce for nine years and acted as their Chief Ambassador for 15 years. She remains an active Ambassador for both Santa Maria and South County Chambers of Commerce. Erika serves on the Board of the Santa Maria Women’s Network and volunteers for local non-profits in her community throughout the year.

 

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Christina Hernandez

Outreach Coordinator

Christina was born in the Santa Maria Valley and has been a lifelong resident of Guadalupe. Her passion for social equity began when she started working for Nonprofits and visually experiencing firsthand the disadvantages the rural community had. She now proudly holds 10 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. She holds a deep passion to bring community members and organizations and establish equity for all. Christina has served as the Outreach Coordinator for 7 years. She manages all administrative tasks at the Dunes Center, among them, planning and organizing the logistics of the     numerous community outreach programs the Dunes Center offers annually.

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