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Preparing our community for emergencies, equipping our first responder agencies with necessary tools, and supporting them with counseling services and community education.

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One805 Advisory Council is comprised of each Santa Barbara County Fire, Sheriff and Police Department head. The 2019/2020 Advisory Council is:

Chief Laurie Luhnow, Santa Barbara Police Department | Sheriff Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department | Fire Chief Eric Nickel, Santa Barbara City Fire Department | Fire Chief Mark Hartwig, Santa Barbara City Fire Department | Fire Chief Kevin Taylor, Montecito Fire Department | Fire Chief Gregory Fish, Summerland/Carpinteria Fire Department | Chief Phil Hansen, Santa Maria Police Department | Chief Joseph Mariani, Lompoc Police Department | Chief Michael Cash, Guadalupe Police & Fire Department | Fire Chief Leonard Champion, Santa Barbara Fire Department | Fire Chief Jerry Kuras, Santa Maria Fire Department

One805 Executive Board

One805 Inc. works with many non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara County that also support First Responders. We seek to consolidate the effort and amplify the message but we are not in competition with any other non-profit organization.

Richard Weston-Smith, President/Co-Founder

In 2018 when tragedy struck Richard Weston-Smith, a 30 year resident of Santa Barbara was eager to help organize the original Kick Ash Bash appreciation event and fundraiser. Now, as a founding member and President of the One805 Executive Board, Richard offers his extensive background in Marketing & Communications to aid in the success and exposure of the organization. Richard has worked on projects in 40 countries involving large scale project management, branding, marketing and communications for high profile companies such as Virgin Galactic, FedEx, Apple, Nike, BMW, Four Seasons and many more. His passion and skill set has made him invaluable to our team. The Kick Ash Bash generated hundreds of millions of media impressions worldwide while raising much needed funds. Seeing the need for sustained support, Richard has been instrumental in growing one805 into the successful non-profit that it is today. After seeing the continual need for emergency equipment and services, Richard has become extremely passionate about supporting First Responders year in and year out. His commitment and skill set has made him invaluable to our team and asset to our community.

Eric G. Phillips, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder

Eric G. Phillips is the founder and CEO of Phillips Enterprises, LLC, a national investment vehicle and the founder and CEO of Phillips Acquisitions, LLC, a national real estate acquisition company specializing in student housing. Eric is also the founder and CEO of Phillips Property Management, LLC, a real estate property management company specializing in student housing. He has served on the Granada Theater/Santa Barbara Center for The Performing Arts, the board of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and is currently on the Santa Barbara Police Foundation Board. Phillips brings this experience to his role as the CEO /Co-Founder of One805’s Executive Board. Eric is committed to supporting First Responders – taking care of those who take care of us. Phillips was born and raised in California. He received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Montecito, CA with his wife, Nina. They have three grown children: Ariana, Michael and Robert; and two granddaughters.

John J. Thyne III, Chief Financial Officer/Co-Founder

John J. Thyne III (“Tine”) is an attorney, a real estate broker, and a professor of law at the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law. He is married to Olesya Thyne, a high profile Realtor® in Santa Barbara. John owns his own law firm and is C.E.O. of Goodwin & Thyne Properties, a real estate brokerage company in Santa Barbara. John serves on the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and the Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation. Among his awards John has been recognized as “Most Distinguished Leader of Santa Barbara” by Leadership Santa Barbara County in 2014 and was a finalist for the national “Golden Rule Award” for volunteerism. Thyne is a proud supporter of First Responders, co-founding One805 and currently serving as CFO of the Executive Board. Mr. Thyne earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa, College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Biology from the University of Connecticut.

Angela Binetti Schmidt, Executive Director

Angela Binetti Schmidt holds a Communications degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara along with postbaccalaureate work in Speech Sciences from Western Washington University. In addition to a professional background in Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Angela brings over 14 years experience in the non-profit sector. Whether its starting a chapter of the American Heritage Girls in the Santa Ynez Valley, various Parent Teacher Association positions, Public School Site Council, United Boys & Girls Club committee, Law Enforcement Officers Wives Club, Teddy Bear Cancer, coaching YMCA, AYSO & Page Youth sports, Food Bank, Vegi Rescue, numerous Christian Charities and Catholic certified youth leader along with various other Santa Barbara County non-profits, Angela is passionate about serving her community. As the mother of three young children and long time wife to a seasoned First Responder, Angela brings her personal experiences to her role at one805 and is honored to be working with such a committed team.

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