Board Chair – Anjanette Adams
Anjanette Adams is the Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Monterey Signs, a full service sign shop serving Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. In 2013 Anjanette joined the board to pursue her interests in environmental preservation and waste reduction. After starting Monterey Signs and realizing the amount of waste in the sign industry, Anjanette has been working with organizations to create signage that can be reused. Anjanette holds a BS in Marine Biology and Zoology from Humboldt State University.
Board Vice Chair -Tucker Hirsch
Tucker Hirsch is a science and literacy editor with National Geographic Learning’s K-8 textbook division. A native of New Jersey, she has returned to Monterey time and again until finally calling it home in 2013. A passionate marine biologist and educator, she has developed science curriculum for a number of organizations including Aquarium of the Bay and Call of the Sea, both in San Francisco. Tucker still develops hands-on science curriculum through her company, Tucker Hirsch LLC. She is also an alternate member on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Tucker works to inspire citizens to be stewards of the planet, through science and education.
Treasurer – Haruno Ito
Haruno Ito, CPA is a partner of Tolkan & Ito, CPA’s, a local CPA firm in Monterey, CA serving individuals, small businesses and trusts. She’s a member of Society of California Accountants and served on the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. She became a Rotarian of the Cannery Row Chapter in 2012, and serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for The Offset Project.
Secretary – Ann Gaglioti
Ann Gaglioti is the founder and CEO of GroundWork Renewables, a firm that provides full-service meteorological (“weather”) measurement equipment and services to the utility-scale solar and wind industry. Prior to GroundWork, Ann was an Executive Vice President with iCrossing, an interactive agency. In 2007, Ann was instrumental in the sale of Proxicom to iCrossing. Ann holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Founding Board Member – Jeannette Witten
Jeannette Witten is a founding board member of The Offset Project. She serves as managing partner of the law firm Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & June PC. Jeannette is an alumni of Leadership Monterey Peninsula Class of 2008 and on the Board of Directors of several charities including Colleagues of the Arts (COTA) and Court Appointed Special Advocates of Monterey County (CASA).
Nicholas Tomb is the Program Manager for the Africa Program at the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR), US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Prior to managing the Africa Program, Mr. Tomb served as the Assistant Program Manager for the Collaborative & Adaptive Security Initiative (CASI) and the Prevention, Relief & Recovery (PR&R) program for three years, and as Program Coordinator for the Center for Stabilization & Reconstruction Studies, also at NPS, for eight years. His focus is on executive education, conflict management, conflict resolution, post-conflict recovery, civil-military relations and civil society organizations.
Graseilah Coolidge is a management, communications, and sustainability expert, with over 10 years of experience. She’s an advocate of sustainable agriculture and has developed international programs on natural resource management for the UN Development Program and UN Environmental Program. She’s the founder of Antidotutm, a startup dedicating to branding medicinal beverages and bringing support to local, organic, and sustainable agriculture. She is a former environmental consultant for Waste Management Inc., where she spearheaded waste prevention and waste reduction initiatives for university campuses in Northern California. Graseilah is a LEED Accredited Professional for Commercial Interiors with the USGBC. She’s a Singularity University Alumna and co-founder of the C-Cool Project: a waste-to-fuel initiative at NASA-Ames. She’s a graduate from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She holds a Master Degree in International Policy Studies and BAs in Economics and International Relations. She has lived and studied in Europe, Latin America, and the US and speaks Italian, Spanish, and English.
Stacie Tarantino has been an employee of the Portola Hotel and Spa for the past 9 years, has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years on the peninsula and is a former owner of a downtown Monterey restaurant. While working alongside The Offset Project, Stacie was part of the Green Leadership at the hotel, where she helped establish conservation policies in line with LEED green building certifications. She has participated in training and education both inside and outside the industry. She served on the Monterey Regional Compost Coalition to help bring food scrap composting procedures to the Portola Hotel and Spa and the hospitality industry.
Jen Jacobs Bolger grew up on the Monterey Peninsula attending local schools, playing on the local beaches and hiking the local trails. She left for college at Santa Clara University and worked in Human Resources at Applied Materials in the Bay Area for 5 years after graduating with a BA in History and Italian. Jen and her husband, Jeff, decided to move back to Monterey because they wanted to be closer to family and the tranquility and beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. Now a successful realtor and leading The Jacobs Team realtors along with her mother, Jen has 2 small boys and a crazy Lab that they rescued named Lulu. Jen, Jeff, their boys and Lulu love to explore everything that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer by hiking, biking and swimming their way from the valley to the ocean.