Chair of the Board of Trustees
Tory Nosler is the chair of the Sonoma Academy Board of Trustees. She is a physician at the Occidental Area Health Center, providing accessible health care to our community. Previously, she was a junior high school teacher in the Amherst, Massachusetts public school system. She is currently a trustee of the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, The Peace by Pieces Fund, and the Beam Reach Marine Science School.
Tory graduated from Phillips Academy and earned a BA 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 husband Zander Nosler is a mechanical engineer and the founder and CEO of Coffee Equipment Company, which was acquired by Starbucks in 2008. His newest venture is as founder and CEO of Kitsbow, a mountain bike apparel company. Together, they enjoy raising their three children, Sonoma Academy alumna, Clare '17, current Sonoma Academy student Silas Grossman '22, and Ryden Nosler.
Initially, I thought, when my daughter Clare was in fifth grade, 'Why not put my energy into making SA the best it can be before she gets there?' That way, she would be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor! As it turns out, there is always more work to be done and more projects on which to work. SA as a community is always imagining what comes next, how to grow, how to improve. For this and many other reasons, I have loved serving on this Board. Its members are some of the most inspirational, hard working, visionary humans I have ever known.