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Scott Kurteff, Vice President

Scott grew up in the Mt. Diablo foothills. Exploring rural surroundings at home formed an enduring imprint. Moving to the Monterey Peninsula in 2000 intensified an appreciation for nature's perennial beauty. After working in management and Controller/CFO positions within large corporations and small businesses, Scott now serves as Chief Financial & Administrative Officer for the Central Coast YMCA. He holds a degree in Finance from UC Berkeley. Being a dad to three grown children provided an opportunity to witness first hand how a passion for the outdoors is set in motion. Scott considers it a privilege to support an organization [...]

Jim Rurka, President

Before retiring to Carmel in 2013, Jim enjoyed a 45-year business career in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries, leading marketing and business development initiatives, holding executive leadership positions, and serving on the Boards of Directors of both venture-backed and public companies. He is a former Director of the Governing Board of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Jim graduated with a BA in English Literature with a minor in Business from Seton Hall University, where he also attended its Stillman School of Business. Happily trading the business world for the natural world, Jim now devotes much [...]

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