• 2019 Board of Directors

  • Stacy A. Korsgaden

    Chairperson of the Board

    Stacy A. Korsgaden started her agency 27 years ago in Arroyo Grande, Ca. after graduating from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Her agency, started after college by calling the phone book. With 8 employees, the agency services over 8000 policies in force and is committed to making sure her clients have accurate coverage and are provided superior service. Stacy has been awarded President’s Council award 10 times.  President’s Council Members are recognized as Farmer’s highest honor based on outstanding performance in the areas of production, quality of business, all-lines underwriting gain, overall professionalism, and support and contribution to the success of the state and the company.

     

  • Sean Schuur

    Immediate Past Chairperson

    Sean Schuur is owner of Sure Mortgage. He is a member of the Pismo Beach and Nipomo Rotary Clubs, and volunteers with several organizations including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, Elks Club, Cuesta Crankers, Arroyo Grande Car Club, International Footprinters, and the Annual Turkey Trot. He was named the Pismo Coast Board of Realtors Affiliate of the Year three times, The San Luis Obispo Board of Realtors Affiliate of the year, was past president of the Pismo Beach and Nipomo Chamber of Commerce and was Named Citizen of the Year for the Nipomo Chamber as well as Citizen of the Year for the City of Arroyo Grande. But he’s probably most proud of being named the official Santa Claus of Southern San Luis Obispo County by the Salvation Army.

  • Jim Walker

    Interim Vice Chairperson

    Jim serves as the Vice President, Premier Banking Manager at the Arroyo Grande branch of Pacific Premier Bank. A lifelong Central Coast resident, he earned a bachelor's degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Jim has many years of Central Coast banking experience, holding branch manager positions at several area banks for over 20 years. He is an active member of the community, serving as Past-President of the Rotary Club of the Five Cities Eco, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Los Osos Valley Chamber of Commerce and former Treasurer of the Pismo Beach & Five Cities Rotary Club. Jim lives in Arroyo Grande

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    Erika Bylund

    Secretary

    Erika Bylund is Vice President and Co-Founder of Point Sur Wealth Management, Inc. She graduated with a B.A. in Geology from Pomona College, Claremont and obtained her MBA from the Orfalea College of Business at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. Prior to co-founding Point Sur Wealth Management in 2016, she was Vice President at an independent wealth management firm where she managed qualified plans. Her primary role was compliance monitoring, plan maintenance and participant education. She was also responsible for insurance case design, portfolio management, and advanced planning strategies for the firm's individual clients. Erika serves on the finance committee for the French Hospital Foundation and is co-chair for the Foundation's Annual Gala. She also devotes time as a guest speaker for Cal Poly's finance club and Elite College Planning & Prep's financial aid workshops. She enjoys mentoring high school and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in financial services.

  • Eric Daniels

    Treasurer

    Eric leads PG&E's public affairs and government relations, activities, and strategies in San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties. His role is to partner with cities and counties, community-based organizations, and environmental and business organizations to enhance customer loyalty, environmental leadership, community engagement, and corporate goodwill. Prior to coming to PG&E, Eric worked as an advocate for the aerospace industry in Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and internationally. Before that he served as a staff member to numerous local, elected officials in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

  • Scott Astrosky

    Director

    A Farmers insurance agent, Scott has been a proud member of this community for nearly 20 years. His education background is in Business Finance. Scott served for 21.5 Active Duty years in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant.

  • Wendell Cottle

    Director

    Wendell Cottle is retired as Laetitia's Vice President Chief Financial Officer. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Cal State University, Sacramento, a Master's Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a PhD through the Institute of Biological Chemistry at Washington State University. After several years as a chemist, he joined a public accounting firm in Napa Valley and earned his CPA license. Wendell held financial positions at V. Sattui Winery and Sanford Winery before joining Laetitia in 2006. Wendell's lifelong involvement in agriculture includes picking tomatoes as a teenager, performing scientific research on cork biosynthesis, and winery/vineyard finances. He serves on the Boards of California Community Forests Foundation, the Wine and Viticulture Program Advisory Council at Cal Poly, and the steering committee for the wine industry's Direct-to-Consumer Symposium. Wendell and his wife, Barbara, live on the east side of Arroyo Grande where they are stewards of a small native live oak forest.

  • Tony Goetz

    Director

    Tony Goetz is the owner of The Casitas of Arroyo Grande, a luxury bed and breakfast and event venue (The Casitas Estate) in the beautiful wine country of Arroyo Grande. The Casitas offers stunning views, private rooms with separate entrances, and exquisite furnishings.

     

  • Rudy Stowell

    Director

    Rudy and his wife, Kat, own and operate Pure Bliss Spa in Nipomo. They have been in the day spa business for over 15 years. Both of them are very active in community service and serve on several boards.

     

  • Nicole Moore

    Director

    Nicole Moore is the Director of Sales & Marketing at SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel in Pismo Beach. For eight years, she has worked at the hotel and her current responsibilities include sales, marketing, and revenue management. Nicole is a recipient of the Excellence in Hospitality Award from the California Lodging Industry Association. She is also a graduate of Leadership SLO, a countywide leadership development program.

    In her recreation time, Nicole enjoys hiking, kayaking, spending time outdoors, yoga, meditation, gardening, and cooking. She also likes to read and learn new things. Nicole lives in Grover Beach and has a rescue dog named Roscoe.

  • Jeff Chambers

    Director

    Tommy Hilfiger

  • Lynne Schlenker

    Director

    The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville

  • Michael Specchierla

    Director

    San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE)
    Director, Career & Technical Education

  • South County Chambers of Commerce

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