Elizabeth Patterson

Elizabeth is a graduate of Boston University, where she earned her BA in art history, and later earned her MBA […]

Susie Cronin

Susie, who lives in Santa Barbara, is an artist, author and poet with a studio in Summerland. Educated at the […]

Ashley Adelson

Ashley Adelson, a California native, completed her bachelor’s degree at Chapman University and earned her MBA while living in Europe. […]

Jeanne Anderson

Jeanne Anderson and her husband Robbie live in Montecito and Beverly Hills and have been Lotusland members since 1994. In […]

Mark Schmidt

Mark Schmidt recently retired as the Director of Finance and Operations at Crane Country Day School. Prior to his experience […]

Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt is a philanthropist and investor who has spent nearly two decades creating innovative non-profit organizations to work with […]

Merryl Brown

Merryl is the President and Creative Director of Merryl Brown Events, an event-planning firm based in Santa Barbara with a […]

Mari Mitchel


Mari is a native Californian, born in Pasadena and raised in San Marino.  Immediately following graduation from Pitzer College, she […]

Laura M. Bridley

Laura was appointed Planning Commissioner, 2nd District, Santa Barbara County, in April 2019, and in early 2020 was elected Chair […]

Susan Boettner

Creative Director