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Pamela Campos

Board Member

Advocate

Pamela Campos is a Bay Area native, proudly born and raised in San José, CA. She is a second-generation immigrant whose family developed roots in the South Bay. Working as an educator for over a decade, Pamela specializes in policy and advocacy that ensures the needs of children, seniors, and women are included in community development projects. She is a dedicated leader who places the needs of young children, their families, and underrepresented marginalized BIPOC communities at the forefront of her vision towards an equitable future. Pamela holds a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from SJSU and currently serves as Chair of the Policy Advisory Council for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

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Sarah Miller

Board Member

California Action Climate Action Corps

‘Miller’ is an ecological steward based in South Santa Clara County, whose passion revolves around environmental and social justice. They focus on local California native plant communities, permaculture design, ecological land stewardship and whole-systems consultations through their mission to serve all beings in the name of these values while building a connected and inclusive community. Their LGBTQIA-affirming, not-for-profit business Azadi86 provides a safe and welcoming space for all identities to explore their connection with themselves, others, and the planet in order to take climate action.

Their commitment to sustainability, education, and healthy ecological land use practices informs all their initiatives, ranging from environmental preservation to community-supported agriculture and urban greening. Currently, Miller is honored to serve as a Fellow with the California Climate Action Corps, furthering her dedication to creating positive environmental change. Her expertise spans various areas, including rainwater harvesting, bioswales, natural building, herbal remedies, backpacking, fire mimicry, tree health, agroforestry, edible landscaping, and community connection. This holistic approach reflects Miller's vision for a free, peaceful, connected, and ecologically just future, as she believes in creating a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world while fostering healing and empowerment for all.

Sarah honors and recognizes the people who have come before her, those who are currently alongside her, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Without them, they are not her. Sarah's deep connection to nature was shared with her mother, who introduced her to Saved by Nature by participating in the Senior Hikes. Through these experiences, they have developed a greater appreciation for the natural world and the importance of preserving it for future generations. She continues to participate in Senior Hikes to hear and learn from other individuals with powerful stories. She actively engages in ecological justice, raising awareness, advocating for Mother Earth, and promoting sustainable practices in their shared communities.  
 

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Robert Avila

Secretary

Restore and Hope

Chief Executive Officer and Certified Financial Advisor

Robert Avila began his career in real estate, helping low-income communities of color refinance or purchase their homes. Through time Robert realized that historical injustices including home inheritance, financial savings and credit scores were plaguing most families that come from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Wanting to make a difference in his community Robert decided to study credit repair as a protégé. He would eventually start his own company with a goal of helping low-income communities of color raise their credit score through financial planning and literacy. Robert says, “I want to help people raise their credit scores so they could get a better interest rate, lower payment, and have a better chance at affording and keeping their home long term.”

 

It has been a successful journey of giving back as Robert had to also work his way from financial turmoil, he now owns multiple investment properties. His customer-first focus and passion for helping people to improve their existing financial standing and credit score. Robert is a respected professional who oversees Restore and Hope, an established credit restoration agency with years of experience working in the industry that has an office in Campbell. California. You can fully trust he’ll get you back on track. Many can vouch through the years including military veterans, dentists, teachers, and many others from all walks of life.

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Alex Reyes

Board Member

State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Alex Reyes is the proud owner of DJ Alex Reyes Entertainment based in Fremont he offers Mobile DJ Sound Reinforcement and Uplight services since Jan 1 2001 If you want more info visit www.djalexreyes.com also on Facebook Twitter Instagram @djalexreyes #djalexreyes

 

On Mar 30 Gov Gavin Newsom appointed Alex Reyes to sit on the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities proudly representing the SF Bay Area region he has Cerebral Palsy (CP) but despite his disability he lives his life to the fullest If you want more info visit www.scdd.ca.gov also on Facebook Twitter Instagram @Calscdd In his spare time he love to travel hangout with his friends attend a sports event and play music to destress

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Anthony Perez

Board Member

Artist

Bio & Photo Coming Soon 2024. 

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Ekam Dot

Board Member

High School Student

Bio & Photo Coming Soon 2024. 

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Marc Victor

Past President
Salesforce Administration & Consultant

Originally from Berkeley, California. Marc earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with a focus on journalism and public relations from Cal State University, East Bay (CSUEB). After a short internship in San Francisco, Marc moved to San Jose, California. Marc’s first full time role after graduating CSUEB was with a statistical software company. In 2006, Marc picked up his initial Salesforce.com experience and fell in love with the marketing automation, data visualization and workflow processes. Since then, Marc has worked on a variety of Salesforce projects in various industries.  Marc worked on his first Salesforce Certification in 2014, and  currently has the Salesforce Administrator, App Builder and Sales Cloud Consultant certifications.  Marc enjoys hiking the great outdoors with his wife, who is from the Philippines. #Trailblazer #Trailblazers

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Roger Castillo

Past Treasurer

Steelhead Salmon Restoration Group

Roger Castillo is a citizen naturalist who grew up in the San Jose area and has walked along portions of local rivers and creeks for the past 30 years. As a "river guardian", he observes and records the changes in the Guadalupe and other local river systems that flow to the San Francisco Bay estuaries. Director Castillo discovered the remains of "Lupe" – a young Columbian Mammoth that lived approximately 60,000 years ago – while he and his dog Jenna were on a nature walk along the Guadalupe River. He works passionately on environmental and wildlife issues in the San Jose region, and founded the Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Group, a local organization committed to "Restoration through Education". Director Castillo was appointed by the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors to the GCRCD Board of Directors in 1999. His most recent term expired in November 2018, but he has remained active in District activities as a Director Emeritus.

A Mammoth Find
In 2005, Saved By Nature Board Treasurer and citizen scientist Roger Castillo and his dog Jenna found a bone from a Columbian mammoth while walking along the Guadalupe River.

 

Children's Discovery Museum Exhibit

Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life: Science on the SPOT (YouTube)

Sculpture Arrives in San Jose (San Jose Mercury News)

Join the Board

We're looking for several passionate leaders to uplift Saved By Nature! Join a team that works to provide nature opportunity for black, indigenous, & people of color (BIPOC). 

Fill out the form below and email it to richard@savedbynature.org to get started!

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