The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to announce the election of new community leaders to its Board of Directors. At the 55th Annual Meeting and Community Awards Presentation held on January 20, members and friends of SBTHP gathered in the Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. The meeting featured a review of the 2017 Annual Report and the election of new Trustees. Members elected Cody Makela, Kristan O’Donnell, and Kyle Slattery to join the Board for a three-year term.
Cody A. Makela is a ninth generation Santa Barbara resident, born and raised. His family history dates back to the founding of the city. He attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. Cody is a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner with Arlington Financial Advisors. As a financial advisor he is dedicated to working with clients to plan, analyze and implement solutions in their financial lives. Cody has over seven years of experience in the financial industry spending four years with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. as a Client Service Specialist. Cody enjoys surfing, spending time near the ocean, hiking, and biking. Cody lives in Goleta with his wife Patty and their two daughters.
Kristan O’Donnell is a graduate of the University of Southern California. She has supported numerous community organizations in San Juan Capistrano and more recently Santa Barbara, including Mission San Juan Capistrano, J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, Order of Malta, Casa Del Herrero, Music Academy of the West and the Santa Barbara Public Library Adult Literacy Program. She serves on the development committee for the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and as a board member for the California Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation.