Board of Directors


Calla Rose Ostrander

Calla is an independent consultant and activist committed to balancing the Earth’s carbon cycle. She works with leaders in California and the Western United States to return carbon to the soil through the way we grow, make and dispose of our food, fuel, fiber and flora. Prior to her work on the California Carbon Campaign she was the Climate Change Projects Manager for the City & County of San Francisco where she created and managed the San Francisco Carbon Fund,  internal agency sustainability reporting,  and lead the update to the community wide Climate Action Strategy under mayors Gavin Newsom and Edwin Lee. Calla Rose was born in Tucson Arizona and lived in Oaxaca and Australia before her family settled in Colorado’s front range.


Clare fox

Clare is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council.


Rick cortez

Rick is the founder and principal architect of RAC Design Build Studio. The Studio is a full range architectural design studio and custom fabrication shop that specializes in both residential and commercial architectural design, and construction. The baseline for RACDB is to be sustainable and eco-conscious by salvaging materials and prudent with design decisions proven in construction sites.