GOO! Board Members
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In 1979, Carla Frisk was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as a public member on the California State Board of Landscape Architects, a post she held for six years. From 1983-2003, she served as Administrative Assistant for Senator/former Assembly member Jack O’Connell in his Santa Barbara District Office. In addition to administering Senator O’Connell’s local office, Carla worked primarily on environmental issues, providing expertise and advice to Senator O’Connell on the myriad of environmental policy issues that came before the Legislature, including offshore oil, the transportation of toxic materials and waste, the Casmalia toxic waste facility, pesticides, coastal land use issues and open space acquisitions. Ms. Frisk is now a consultant, working in the area of land conservation.
In 2004, Ms. Frisk served as County Planning Commissioner for the 3rd Supervisorial District. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Environmental Council, We Watch, the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance, and Get Oil Out!, Inc.
In 1999, Carla received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UCSB Environmental Studies Program and in June of 2001, she received the Environmental Defense Center’s first annual Environmental Award for Advocate. Later that year, she was honored by the North County Chapter of the National Organization for Women as part of Women’s Equality Day. Ms. Frisk was honored as Senator Jack O’Connell’s 2002 Woman of the Year. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies and a Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management, both from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Mr. Lyons' employment history includes working as a cartographer making maps for various environmental consulting firms and private parties, and in the fields of industrial wastewater treatment, industrial water purification, and groundwater contamination monitoring, sampling, and site remediation. Additionally, Mr. Lyons undertook a journalistic endeavor, initiating and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Awareness Review (“EAR”), a tabloid newspaper focusing on environmental issues and activities occurring in Santa Barbara County.
As a native to the Santa Barbara region, Mr. Lyons has enjoyed the incredible environment and outdoor activities the area offers including surfing, mountain biking, hiking, diving, fishing and camping. He has also traveled extensively around the world to partake in these endeavors in different settings. However, as Mr. Lyons and many Santa Barbarians will agree, it’s nice to get out of Santa Barbara -- it’s always nicer to come back. In appreciation of these opportunities and experiences, Mr. Lyons strongly desires to give back to the environment, and thus proudly serves as a board member of Get Oil Out!.
Mr. Lyons graduated from San Marcos High School and thereafter attended Santa Barbara City College where he focused on Environmental Studies. Mr. Lyons next attended the UCSB, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Geography (emphasizing hydrology and cartography) and Environmental Studies. He attended the Santa Barbara College of Law and graduated with a Jurist Doctorate Degree. Mr. Lyons now practices law as an associate attorney for the Paladin Law Group in the Santa Barbara area, focusing on civil and environmental law.
Mr. Lundgren is a partner with the law firm of Allen & Kimbell, LLP, where he focuses on real estate and business transactions, housing and construction. He also serves on the board of directors for The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, whose mission is to conserve and enhance Santa Barbara County's natural open land and agricultural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. Mr. Lundgren's previous community involvements include serving as a director and vice-president of Incubators 2000, a non-profit organization supporting business incubators, through which he was appointed to the Santa Barbara County Economic Development Advisory Committee. He has also affiliated with the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast and the Santa Barbara Contractors Association.
A Santa Barbara resident since 1997, Mr. Lundgren was honored by the Pacific Coast Business Times as a member of its "40 under 40" Class of 2006. He joined the Board of Directors of GOO! in 2008 to support its efforts to end the local and global community's dependence on fossil fuels and encourage the use and development of more sustainable, alternative fuel technologies.