Board members are vital in directing and assisting the organization in meeting its fundraising and program goals. The CaUFC board is made up of individuals who are passionate about trees, dedicated to the cause of urban forestry and value the social and community building benefits that serving the organization brings.
LA and Orange County Representative
Emina Darakjy is a community volunteer and sits on the board of the Independent Citizen’s Advisory and Oversight Committee of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority as well as the board of the Pasadena Center Operating Company.
Sarah is an Executive at A Plus Tree, Inc and has been in the tree care industry for over 10 years. She’s a Registered Consulting Arborist, Certified Arborist, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Bay Area Representative
Ms. Lanham has been with Davey Resource Group since 2014 and works as a Project Manager for Northern California. She oversees the success of many Urban Forestry-related projects, including tree inventories, tree protection for construction, urban tree risk assessments, and other arborist monitoring and reporting projects.
Ms. Sappington has helped produce more than 25 urban forest management plans for organizations including municipalities, universities, and nonprofit foundations throughout California.
San Diego Representative
Magen Matison Shaw – Representing the San Diego Region. Magen has been a certified arborist since 2015 and obtained the TRAQ certification in 2017.
Ms. Spillett is a Program Manager for Davey Resource Group’s Western Region Urban Forestry Program. She joined the DRG Team in 2001 as a consulting forester and has over 17 years of professional experience working with utility forestry, urban forestry, land use planning, and natural resource management issues.