Emerging Leaders Circle Members

Emerging Leaders Circle Founders
Greg Lukina, David Lyng Real Estate - Co Chair
Morgan Lyng Lukina, David Lyng Real Estate

Laurie Egan, Coastal Watershed Council 
Liz Foster, Bay Federal Credit Union
Joe Foster, PG&E
Tim Galarneau, UC Santa Cruz
Ben Gesing, Plantronics
Alexis Koplen, 7Summits
Ben Kromnick, Plantronics
Mariah Tanner, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
Matthew Payne, Plantronics 
Matthew Pfeifer, Wells Fargo 
Eric Summers, Comerica
Emerging Leaders Circle Steering Committee
  • Laurie Egan - Co-Chair
  • Mariah Tanner - Co-Chair
  • Madison Sabbag - Vice President,  Membership 
  • Natalie Oliver - Vice President, Health
  • Matthew Payne - Vice President, Family Financial Stability
  • Matthew Pfiefer - Vice President, Homelessness
  • Jonathan Hicken
  • Ashley Holmes
  • Jenna Rodriguez
  • Alexandra Sibille
  • Lizzy Speece
Emerging Leaders Circle Members
  • Margaret Barnett, Santa Cruz County Bank
  • Buster Brown, Plantronics
  • Danielle Carighio, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
  • Janelle Carlotta, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
  • Laurie Egan, Coastal Watershed Council
  • Manuel Escarcega, Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Keisha Frost, United Way of Santa Cruz County
  • Jonathan Hicken, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
  • Ashley Holmes, Santa Cruz Warriors Basketball
  • Benjamin Kromnick, Community Leader
  • Claudia Llamas-Padilla, County of Santa Cruz Public Health
  • Greg Lukina, David Lyng Real Estate
  • Natalie Oliver
  • Matthew Payne, Plantronics
  • Matthew Pfeifer, Wells Fargo
  • Indigo Prizm, Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Jenna Rodriguez, Youth N.O.W. 
  • Madison Sabbag, Plantronics
  • Alexandra Sibille, UC Santa Cruz 
  • Lizzy Speece, Housing Choices Coalition
  • Mariah Tanner 
  • Patty Winters, Bay Federal Credit Union                          

If you are an emerging professional in Santa Cruz County, we'd love to welcome you to ELC! A minimum annual donation of $100 to the United Way Community Investment Fund qualifies you for membership in ELC. Donations can be made through United Way campaign pledges, online, or by check. 

Questions or want to be a corporate sponsor of Emerging Leaders Circle? Email Keisha Frost, Director of Community Giving & Marketing at 831-465-2205.