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Our Mission

The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade was created to prepare for and respond to natural disasters and community crises through volunteer training, coordination and deployment.

Patricia Swenson

President

Patricia Swenson has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry, specializing in consumer banking, finance, national title insurance and banking technology. After her retirement in 2009, Patricia…

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Abe Powell

Co-Founder, Executive Director

John Abraham Powell was born in Stanford, California and raised in Santa Barbara.  His first name is John, but his parents called him “Abie-Baby” and so did everyone else back…

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Scott Rouleau

Board Member

Scott Rouleau is co-owner and co-founder of Rouleau Communications, a PR firm specializing in the promotion of luxury products and niche companies. Scott has built a reputation as dedicated, tenacious, and…

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Ann Burgard

Board Member

Ann Burgard was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she began working in film and television production as an independent set builder but most notably as assistant to Mark…

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Geoff Green

Board Member

Geoff Green is the Chief Executive Officer of the SBCC Foundation, where he has served since 2015 and has led the effort to establish theSBCC Promise. A native of the…

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Craig Granet

Board Member

Craig Granet received his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction and honors from Stanford University in 1973 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree cum laude from Harvard University in 1976.…

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Denise Walden Cooper

Board Member

After growing up in a small high-desert town, Denise Walden Cooper moved to Santa Barbara in 1985 to attend college. She immediately fell in love with the region’s natural beauty…

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