Economic & Workforce Development Committee

Co-Chairs: Jack Buckhorn | Sonu Chandi | Hannah Euser | Henry Hansel


  • Sonoma County Economic Development Board

    Hannah Euser, Analyst

    Hannah Euser serves as an analyst with the Sonoma County Office of Recovery & Resiliency, a team created in the County Administrator’s Office after the October 2017 wildfires. Her work focuses on the critical areas of economic and safety net services recovery as well as leading community engagement efforts. Euser has worked in local government since 2003 in various leadership roles within health and human services and has been a community and government affairs analyst in the County Administrator’s Office since 2015.

    Euser is a former member of the Sonoma County Tourism Board, Napa County Bicycle Coalition, and Live Healthy Napa County. She lives in Occidental and can often be found hiking, running, and cycling on the beautiful trails and roads of Sonoma County with her fiancé and two rescued pups.”

  • North Coast Builders Exchange

    Keith Woods, CEO

    Keith Woods is chief executive officer of North Coast Builders Exchange in Santa Rosa. He’s best known locally for his public speaking and frequent Master of Ceremonies work for many local organizations; his 13 years as president and chief executive officer of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce; leading the effort to start the Santa Rosa downtown market; and for helping the 1200-member Builders Exchange become a strong voice for the construction industry. Woods dabbles in golf and even had a hole-in-one a couple of years ago at the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club. “It’s the first time I ever put a “1” on a scorecard without another number behind it,” he says. Woods lives in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Santa Rosa, and considers his 31-year-old twins, Kevin and Kelly, to be close friends of his.

  • CTE Foundation (Job Training)

    Kathy Goodacre, Executive Director

    Kathy Goodacre, Executive Director for the Career Technical Education Foundation, has over 20 years experience in business development, fundraising strategy and execution, and capacity-building for business and nonprofit organizations. She excels at creating and directing strategic fundraising efforts including capital campaigns, endowment campaigns, annual giving programs, and events.

  • La Luz Center

    Juan Hernandez, Executive Director

    Born and raised in the barrio of East Los Angeles, Juan is completely bilingual and bicultural. He is a counselor, coach, and a seasoned advocate for youth and community outreach. He earned a B.A. degree from UC Riverside, a Fellowship in Management Leadership from New York University, and an M.A. in Psychology and Organization Development from Sonoma State University. Juan served as Director of Educational Programs at the Calistoga Family Center, and, while in Calistoga, was elected to the board of the Napa Community Foundation and the Napa Valley Hispanic Network. Juan has been part of First 5 Commission, the Sonoma Sheriff’s Advisory Group, and Portrait of Sonoma County Leadership Team. He is currently part of the founding Latino Community Foundation Wine County Giving Circle. Juan’s wife Veronica is a high school Spanish teacher. His daughter is currently in pre-school.

  • Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce

    Peter Rumble, CEO

    Rumble’s work experience mostly consists of roles in government. He joined county government in 2007 as an analyst in the county administrator’s office and was promoted to director of health policy and planning in 2011. He was named deputy county administrator for the first time in 2013, then left government the following year to become CEO at California Clean Power, a Windsor company that helped cities and counties start their own renewable power programs.

    In 2014, Mr. Rumble was named one of the 40 leaders of the North Bay under age 40. He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife and two children and is an avid cyclist and jiu-jitsu practitioner, recently winning a Northern California Championship.

  • Mendocino College Sustainable Technology Program

    Jennifer Riddell, Coordinator

    Jennifer Riddell is the coordinator for the Sustainable Construction and Energy Technology Program at Mendocino College. The program focuses on vocational training in the building trades, emphasizing best practice building techniques, energy efficiency, solar electric and thermal, and training students in fundamental skills like carpentry, plumbing and residential electric. The goal is for students leave prepared to work in the building trades, bringing with them fundamental skills and an understanding of new technologies that make them competitive in their fields.

    Jennifer has a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Arizona State University, a B.S. in Botany from Humboldt State, and grew up pounding nails in Mendocino County in the spaces between her careers in ecology research and science policy. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research focused on air quality and forest health, and her policy work involved multi-stakeholder efforts to redefine the standards for the $600 billion federal procurement.

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