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Who We Are & What We Do

Mission

To achieve equality, justice and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities through the education and celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture.

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Vision

We envision a world free of bias and prejudice- one heart, one community at a time.

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About

Our foundation is the first registered 501(c)3 nonprofit in the Santa Ynez Valley that is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

We create the annual SYV Pride Parade & Festival, collaborate with local partners, organize, sponsor, and support other community events, and bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to further achieve our mission to foster pride and equality through the education and celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture.

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Lauren Lastra (She/Her)

President
Mama/Outdoor Enthusiast
Higher Ed Administrator, Pacifica Graduate Institute
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Laura Newman  (She/Her)

Secretary

Farmer

Activist

Owner Lefty's Coffee Co.

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Alyce Barrick (She/Her)

Vice President

Mom of 2

Master in Human Behavior

Cancer sun, Taurus moon

Plant Lady Goals

Owner

Queen Cup Coffee

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Adriana Reyes (She/Her/Ella)

Case Manager / Inclusion Program Director

People Helping People

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Harry Mullin (They/Them)

SYV local and student at University of California, Santa Cruz. 

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Ken Sorenson
(He/Him)

Treasurer

CPA, Sports handicapper, Tax advisor, Consultant, Owner  Sorenson & Associates 

Santa Yne z Valley Pride was founded as a 501(c)3 in 2022 by Golzar Meamar and the founding Board of Directors.

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