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The Leadership Sacramento Class of 2012 is providing planning, designing and fundraising support for the construction of a beautiful outdoor classroom at Soil Born Farms on the historic 55-acre American River Ranch.


The completion of this outdoor classroom will enhance Soil Born Farms' existing urban agriculture and education project, empowering youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community.


In addition, LS12 is committed to raising awareness and funding to help in the further development of Soil Born Farms' educational programs to provide effective, long- term support.



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About Leadership Sacramento

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Members of LS12 visiting the site of the Outdoor Classroom

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Leadership Sacramento was founded in 1985 as a program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which develops community-minded business and civic leadership. It is a year-long interactive program offering 35 participants a behind-the-scenes understanding of the issues impacting the region’s economic prosperity and quality of life. The program culminates in the completion of a class project.



Leadership Sacramento Class of 2012


jennifer ablog

Jennifer Ablog, Kaiser Permanente

rachel zillner

Rachel Allard Zillner, SAFE Credit Union

karen bennett

Karen Bennett, Western Health Advantage

cindy blain

Cindy Blain, Sacramento Tree Foundation

jordan blair

Jordan Blair, Jesuit High School

darcy brewer

Darcy Brewer, California Capital Airshow

nora bruce

Nora Bruce, Western Health Advantage

kim carsell

Kim Carsell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

joseph clarke

Joseph Clarke, Bluett & Associates

constance crawford

Constance Crawford, Capital Public Radio

jason ellis

Jason Ellis, Lionakis

maya stafford

Maya Ferry Stafford, Downey Brand LLP

alexis fitzpatrick

Alexis Fitzpatrick, Crowe Horwarth

jennifer frei

Jennifer Frei, University of Phoenix, Sacramento Valley Campus

lynn greer

Lynn Greer, Intel

lori gregg

Lori Gregg, Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc.

dave grinsell

Dave Grinsell, DST Output

kristin hallmark

Kristin Hallmark, Sutter Health

loraine hernandez covello

Loraine Hernandez-Covello, UC Davis

sean holloway

Sean Holloway, Reznick Group, P.C.

joe klegseth

Joe Klegseth, Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau

josh leachman

Josh Leachman, StoneBridge Properties, LLC

kristen lowrey larson

Kristen Lowrey Larson, California Chamber of Commerce

erica manuel

Erica Manuel, SMUD

toby marsh

Toby Marsh, UCDMC

gabriel meehan

Gabriel Meehan, Los Rios Community College District at American River College

shawnna molina

Shawnna Molina, The Arc of Amador and Calaveras Counties

matt notley
Matt Notley, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

katie oliver

Katie Oliver, Clean World Partners (Synergex Ventures)

eren ortiz

Eren Ortiz, Crossroads Diversified Services

allison otto

Allison Otto, Otto Construction

tina reynolds

Tina Reynolds, Uptown Studios

lisa stanton

Lisa Stanton, Sacramento County Airport System

rod stinson
Rod Stinson, Raney Planning & Management, Inc.

nina suzuki

Nina Suzuki, Center for Land-Based Learning

Program Leadership

david lowe

David Lowe, KVIE Public Television

kelly bennett wofford

Kelly Bennett-Wofford, Cover the Kids

angela mellor harper

Angela Mellor-Harper, Sacramento Metro Chamber