Not long ago, the idea of running an operating foundation that served children and youth was just an idea and a dream of our founders. They knew that if they were going to see that dream become a reality, they would need to build the right team to help. Pro Deo Foundation's mission is too critical not to bring in the best people possible. With the team in place, we are confident that we have the right people in place to help us work towards our mission for years to come.


Our team is a small group of men and women who are passionate about using our skills and gifts effectively, and we are dedicated and committed to finding ways to create the pathways necessary for the children and youth of Santa Barbara County to flourish.

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. 

Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. 

~Margaret Mead 

The Team

Click on a photo to learn more about each of us.

Dave Roberts

Executive Director

After 26 years of running youth programs and communications for churches, Dave joins the Pro Deo Foundation as the Executive Director. He not only brings a wealth of experience working in a non-profit sector but also a passion for seeing children and youth flourish. Dave is married to Rachel and together they have two daughters who keep life busy and full. Outside of his work for the foundation, Dave enjoys soccer, spending time at the beach, cooking, and being with his family.

Rachel Roberts

Director of Product Development and Coastland Manager

Rachel brings years of experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur with her to the Pro Deo Foundation, where she uses the skills she honed as an entrepreneur to work for Pro Deo as our Director of Product Development. She also manages out retail shop, Coastland. Rachel has a wealth of ideas and skills that she uses to teach and help students create products for the tourists and locals of Carpinteria. Rachel is married with two daughters, and outside of work, she enjoys being creative, spending time in the sun at the beach and being with her family.

G Torres

Life Coach

Bio for G is coming soon
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