Trustees of Sonoma Academy 2014-15

Katherine Angell owns and manages Cape Creek Farm and Angell Family Vineyard. She farms her vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley, and produces small lots of zinfandel under the label Amelia’s Acre. Katherine was formerly vice president of sales and marketing for a national beverage company. A graduate of UCLA, she has served on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Sonoma Country Day School, and Live Oak School. Katherine is married to Robert Angell and they have two children, Nicholas (SA Class of 2009) and Amelia (SA Class of 2015).

Katherine Bernal Hafner

Terence (Terry) Brown is a retired businessman and active volunteer. Terry was the co-founder, president and CEO of Caymas Systems, Inc., a San Jose, CA based software startup that developed security solutions for enterprise networks. Previous to that, he was vice president and general manager of Cisco Systems' Optical Transport Business Unit. While at Cisco, he also was vice president of sales and director of Oplink Corporation. As vice president of field operations at Cerent Corporation, where he led the marketing, sales, and customer service teams through Cisco's $7 billion acquisition of the company.

Terry led Advanced Fibre Communications' sales efforts by securing over one half of their worldwide customer base. He had extensive experience in technical marketing, product management and sales with Teradyne and was staff manager at Ameritech Services. Terry started his career as an engineer at Indiana Bell in 1986.  He holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in marketing and economics from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management..Terry and his wife, Cindy, live in Sonoma and spend their time volunteering at SA, their church, and various community organizations. They have two sons: Daniel, a student at Sonoma Academy, and Colin, a student at The College of the Holy Cross.

David Drinkwater is a founder and partner of Wingspan Partnerships, an organization that seeks to narrow the education gap by developing and supporting partnerships between public and private schools. His leadership in Wingspan Partnerships is complemented by his consultancy to SC21 Napa, a model of student-centered project-based learning pioneered by New Technology High School in Napa, CA, and emulated by 42 schools throughout the U.S. Formerly the Head of School at Metairie Park Country Day School, in New Orleans for over a decade, David also has served as Assistant Professor and Associate Dean at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and Dean of Students at Amherst College and Cornell University. He also served as Head of Friends Academy, Locust Valley, New York. David holds B.A., M.A. and D.Phil. degrees in history from Oxford University. His wife, Jacqueline Smethurst, is co-founder and partner of Wingspan Partnerships.

Tim Duncan is the chair of the Sonoma Academy Board of Trustees. He is also executive vice president of Silver Oak Cellars. He is a member of several other boards, including the LHI Board, and the Rex Foundation Board. A graduate of Regis University, Tim earned his Executive MBA from St. Mary’s College. He is married to Roo McKenna Duncan, and they have five children: Matt Duncan (SA Class of 2008), Haley Duncan (SA Class of 2009), Hannah Schiweck (SA Class of 2009), Julia Schiweck, and Luke Duncan (SA Class of 2014). 

Janet Durgin is the Sonoma Academy Head of School. She was previously dean of curriculum at Northfield Mount Hermon School. She has a master’s degree from the School for International Training and earned her BA from Northwestern University and The Evergreen State College.  She is the recipient of the NMH Academic Dean’s Award and was named Northfield NMH Parents’ Council Faculty Chair recognizing academic excellence. A founding member of The Five Schools—an association of new independent schools in California—Janet is a trustee of Megan Furth Academy in San Francisco. She has also served as a consultant on world languages curriculum at independent secondary schools. Janet is married to John Durgin, and they have two children, Keefe and Sean.

Lisa French is CFO of the French Family Foundation. Formerly, she was a senior marketing manager for Octel Communications, a product manager for Northern Telecom, and a communication consultant for various Fortune 500 companies.  She is married to Greg French, also a member of the board. They have three children: Tommy (SA Class of 2009), Michael (SA Class of 2011) and Melissa (SA Class of 2014).

Raymond Haas is an attorney with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, A Professional Corporation, in San Francisco. He was the Founding Chair of the Board for San Francisco University High School. Former vice chair of the Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center board, Ray was also a board member for the California Pacific Medical Center. He graduated from Yale College and earned his law degree from Yale Law School. He and his wife, Amanda Haas, have a home in Santa Rosa.

Quincey Tompkins Imhoff is a photographer and former environmental grantmaker. She is currently president of the board for West Side Union School District and a board member of the Foundation for Deep Ecology and the Conservation Land Trust. She was a founding board member for both the Anderson Valley Education Foundation and the Felta Education Foundation and a member of the Eaglebrook School board. A graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She is married to Dan Imhoff, who is president of Watershed Media. They have two children: Gardner Russell Imhoff, Class of 2013 of the Westminster School, and Willa Faith Imhoff, SA Class of 2015.

Katherine Jackson

C. Paul Johnson is currently president and CEO of Astrale e Terra Winery and formerly the chairman and CEO of First Colonial Bankshares of Chicago, Illinois. Paul serves as trustee for the Leakey Foundation, Roosevelt University, Stetson University, and Adler Planetarium. He is the former vice chairman of the board for Blue Oak School in Napa. He attended Denison University in Ohio and received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. He is married to Debra Johnson, and they have two children—Chauncey (SA Class of 2015) and Jonathan.

Judy Jordan, a second-generation vintner, is the founder and president of J Vineyards & Winery, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary.  Judy has been active in the community with several charitable endeavors, including United Way, Salvation Army, World Learning, Community Foundation Sonoma County, Boys and Girls Club, and Roots of Peace. Judy has also served her business community as a board member with Sonoma County Wineries Association, the Wine Institute, and the Russian River Valley Wine Growers.   Formerly a member of the CEO Forum, and the CEO Women’s Roundtable, Judy is the proud recipient of the 2002 Women in Business Leadership Award for the Wine Industry from the North Bay Business Journal, a 2001 Roots of Peace Award, and the 2002 Thomas V. Munson Award for International Accomplishment.  Recently Judy was chosen to receive The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award from Women’s Initiative Group, which recognizes extraordinary women entrepreneurs who serve as role-models in their community.  An alumna of St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, Judy is a graduate of Stanford University and former member of Stanford’s varsity tennis team when they won the National Championships in 1981. An accomplished athlete in tennis and triathlons, Judy also enjoys running in the vineyards, swimming and yoga.  Her proudest accomplishment and most cherished role is that of mom to her two children who attend Sonoma Academy, Nicole Jordan-Webber (Class of 2012) and Robert Thomas Webber (Class of 2015).

Leo Laporte is a radio and Internet broadcaster, with shows on premiere radio networks, and is the CEO of TWiT LLC. He produces some of the most popular podcasts in the world. A current member of the Yale University Council Committee on Digital Media, he has also served on the advisory board of the Trust for Public Land. Leo attended Yale University. He earned an Emmy Award in 1997. He and his wife, Jennifer Laporte, have two children attending Sonoma Academy, Abby (Class of 2010) and Henry (Class of 2013).

Nancy Lasseter is owner of Lasseter Family Winery. Previously she was a household engineer and a computer graphics engineer at Apple Computer. A founding trustee of Sonoma Academy, Nancy has raised funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and volunteered for the Valley of the Moon Children's Home, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, and Sonoma Community Center. She was co-recipient of the Jewel of a Woman Award from the Konocti Council of the Girls Scouts and was awarded Annual Frog of the Day from KFOG Radio. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, her self-defined major was computer graphics applications.  Nancy is married to Disney/Pixar's John Lasseter, and they have five sons:  Joey, Bennett (SA Class of 2007), Paul (SA Class of 2009), Sam (SA Class of 2011), and Jackson (SA Class of 2015).

John G. Mackie is a managing partner and a ttorney with Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP, Santa Rosa, CA. previously worked in local and State government, as well as other law firms before founding his own . An avid volunteer, John is currently the president of the board of directors for Sonoma County Food & Wine Center, the secretary and director of North Bay Angels, secretary and trustee of Oliver Ranch Foundation, an honorary board member for the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and a legal advisor to many wine, food, and arts groups. He formerly held volunteer positions as president of the board for Rincon Valley Charter School, director for Sonoma County Humane Society, director and secretary of the Alliance for Contemporary Art, director and vice president of the Museum of Contemporary Art, director of the Sonoma County Museum and director of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. John is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and earned his J.D. from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a small vineyard owner and wine producer with his wife, Kate Ecker. They have three children, two of whom (Julian and Clare) graduated from Sonoma Academy in 2010.

Victoria Nosler is a physician at the Occidental Area Health Center, providing health care to the underserved. Previously, she was a junior high school teacher in the Amherst, Massachusetts public school system.  Massachusetts. She is currently a trustee of the Shelby Cullan Davis Foundation, The Peace by Peaces Fund and the Beam Reach Marine Science School. Tory graduated from Phillips Academy and earned a B.A. from Harvard University. She received a master’s of education degree from Westfield State College (in Massachusetts) and her medical degree from Stanford University. Her partner Zander Nosler is a mechanical engineer and the founder and CEO of Coffee Equipment Company, which was acquired by Starbucks in 2008. They enjoy raising their three children, Clare and Silas Grossman and Ryden Nosler.

KR Rombauer

Bruce Spaulding retired at the end of 2009 after serving for 23 years as Senior Vice Chancellor at the University of California at San Francisco. He currently divides his time between a consulting practice in strategic planning and a 50% appointment as chief of strategic planning for the Gladstone Research Institute in San Francisco. Gladstone is an independent medical research institute with a budget of approximately $70 million annually and over 300 employees. Bruce serves on the boards of the Bay Area Council and the Irwin Kuntz Foundation. He has previously served as vice president of the Bay Area Boy Scouts of America and on boards for the Blood Banks of the Pacific, and the Mt. Zion Health Board. He has received numerous awards, among them the Lambda Alpha (International Honorary Land Economics Society) Member of the Year Award, A Silver Beaver Award from the Boys Scouts of America, and a Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He is married to Dianne Jo Spaulding, who is director of the Nonprofit Housing Association. They have two children (Bree and Garth) and five grandchildren.

Kate Tatum co-founded the Children’s Art Center of Sonoma County and taught before- and after-school art classes for three years. She and her husband Tim own and operate the Luma restaurant in Petaluma. An active school volunteer, Kate has served on the Site Council at McNear Elementary School and as Sonoma Academy’s Parents Association President and as Co-chair of its annual fundraising event (Big Night Out). She is a graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts. She and Tim have three children, all of whom attend(ed) Sonoma Academy: Ian (Class of 2007), currently a senior at UC Santa Cruz, Peter (Class of 2010), and Sarah (Class of 2012).

Rick Theis is the founder and board chair of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, a nonprofit whose goal is to train leaders to create public policy that is environmentally friendly and socially equitable for a healthy economy and a sustainable community. He is one of the founding leaders of Slow Food Russian River and has been a delegate to several of their national and international congresses. He is a member of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation Fellowship Network and a recipient of the Models and Mentors Award (Community Foundation, Sonoma County), and the Dick Day Community Activist Award (Sonoma County Conservation Action), He was executive director of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Association for 14 years and was a founding member of United Winegrowers for Sonoma County.   He served on the boards of New Economy-Working Solutions, Redwood Empire Conflict Resolution Service, and Urban Ecology. Rick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and earned his master’s degree from St. Cloud State University. He and his wife Carolyn live in Sebastopol in their home that won the Best New Construction and People's Choice Awards in the 2005 Sonoma-Marin Built it Green Home Tour. Their family foundation, the Fledgling Fund, supports avian research and habitat protection. 

Trustees

Katherine Angell
Katherine Bernal Hafner
Terence Brown
David Drinkwater
Tim Duncan, Chair
Janet Durgin
Lisa French
Ray Haas
Quincey Imhoff
Katherine Jackson
Paul Johnson
Judy Jordan
Leo Laporte
Nancy Lasseter
John Mackie
Victoria Nosler
KR Rombauer
Bruce Spaulding
Charles Sweeney
Kate Tatum
Rick Theis