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The One805 Advisory Council

We are proud that the heads of all 11 First Responder departments in Santa Barbara County sit on the One805 Advisory Council:

County Sheriff: Sheriff Bill Brown; County Fire: Chief Mark Hartwig; Santa Barbara City Police: Acting Chief Marylinda Arroyo; Santa Barbara City Fire: Chief Chris Mailes; Santa Maria Police: Chief Marc Schneider; Santa Maria Fire: Chief Todd Tuggle; Montecito Fire: Chief Kevin Taylor; Carpinteria Fire: Chief Greg Fish; Acting Fire Chief Scott Nunez; Lompoc Police: Chief Joe Mariani; Guadalupe Police/Fire: Chief Michael Cash

With the guidance and active collaboration of all our County Chiefs, One805 is able to keep our finger on the pulse of what is happening in our First Responder community county-wide. Their oversight also enables us to ensure that all funds raised are quickly directed to where they are most urgently needed, to maximum effect. No other non-profit can do that.

Mark Hartwig
Fire Chief
Santa Barbara County Fire
Joseph A. Mariani
Chief of Police
Lomboc PD
Chris Mailes
Fire Chief
Santa Barbara City FD
Michael Cash
Chief of Police & Fire
Guadalupe, CA
Kevin Taylor
Fire Chief
Montecito Fire Protection District
Greg Fish
Fire Chief
Carpinteria - Summerland Fire District
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Founder Board Members

One805 is an all-volunteer organization, ensuring that the maximum amount of funds can go directly to our cause.

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.

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 for years on the Santa Barbara Police Foundation Board, 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.

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 is a partner in the estate planning law firm, Thyne Taylor Fox Howard, LLP 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.

Nina Phillips

Executive Board/Co-Founder

Nina Phillips has a strong commitment to the communities she lives in and has provided design consultation, program development, and fundraising assistance to numerous non-profit organizations over the years. In Santa Barbara, she committed time to The Granada Theatre/Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Barbara Police Foundation and At Ease Counseling Program. As the former head of the Graphic Department at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill architectural firm in New York, Nina has translated that experience in to designing logos, print material, and fundraising tools for faith organizations, schools, and community groups. She has chaired numerous educational programs and fundraising events. A sculpture she designed was installed in the main sanctuary of Temple Beth Israel in Austin, TX and she was responsible for design motifs for several private airplanes which included clients such as the Sultan of Brunei. In 2018, her joint efforts on The Kick Ash Bash raised over $2MM for Santa Barbara County First Responders.

Kirsten Cavendish Weston-Smith

Executive Board/Co-Founder

Kirsten Cavendish Weston-Smith previously served on the board of Dream Foundation for three years, during which time she set up a new marketing committee and completely overhauled the marketing, communications and event strategy. A talented storyteller, strategic-thinker and creative-director for over 25 years, Kirsten has produced award-winning film productions, commercials, large events and content-marketing for Fortune 500 companies, tech startups and non-profits. Early in her career, in London, she worked in advertising as creative director on the BMW and American Express accounts, before moving to Los Angeles and starting her own commercial production company. Moving behind the camera, Kirsten directed commercial projects for clients like FedEx, Kodak, Nike, BMW, Four Seasons, Microsoft and Virgin, gaining invaluable insight into brand-strategy, logistics, budget and production management.. She then started her own feature and documentary film production company, winning accolades from numerous film festivals, including Cannes. Kirsten brings to One805 a wealth of experience in managing teams of people to deliver world-class creativity and content. In 2018 Kirsten was responsible for the design, talent acquisition and overall stage production of the Kick Ash Bash – the largest non-profit event ever staged in Santa Barbara.

Tony Pighetti

Firefighter Liaison

Tony Pighetti is a retired firefighter with 30 years in the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department. Late in his career he was promoted to the Training Division, and he will tell you it was the highlight of his career. There he realized the need for a fresh look at the mental toll firefighting takes on the firefighter and their families. Currently Tony is the Regional Coordinator for the Operational Area Fire Department Peer Teams within Santa Barbara County which includes 8 different agencies and jurisdictions. In the last two years the peer teams along with the support of culturally competent clinicians have supported over 100 firefighters. The support being offered is truly saving careers, lives and families. Tony was introduced to the One805 group right after the Thomas Fire and stayed with the organization as a firefighter liaison through the Kick Ash Bash. It has been his dream to join the One805 team and use the connection between the local community and first responders to continue to support mental health and wellness among First Responders.

Volunteer Staff

Colette Nottage-Crafton

Marketing, Social & Entertainment Manager

Colette studied as a biochemist and educator in England after graduating from Kings College London, and taught at high school and college both in London and in Santa Barbara. After immigrating in 2001 to Santa Barbara with her family, she now uses her business skills and operational experience to manage and develop local companies and their projects, along with donating time to the administration of a number of local charities.

Stella Pynn

Community Outreach and Admin Events Manager

Stella has a special love for Santa Barbara since it is the place where her parents first met and fell in love. Her Dad, a USAF Veteran, and career military man, was stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base and she spent her childhood stationed all over the world. She moved to Santa Barbara to attend college and never left. Stella has had a career in finance and real estate management. She also served as Controller for Saks Fifth Avenue. She was elected to Roosevelt Elementary’s PTO Board as Vice President and served as Financial Secretary. She has always had a strong commitment to our education community and has chaired many events and fundraisers over the years within the school district. Supporting our first responders is very dear to Stella’s heart, since many of our first responders are also Veterans. Stella resides on the Riviera with her daughter Lea, and husband Greg, a retired airline pilot, USAF Veteran and former police officer.

John V. Fante

Editorial and Content

John V. Fante is a filmmaker and photojournalist with over 4 decades of worldwide experience who has volunteered his talents to One805 since its inception in 2018. His contributions include the editing of the Kick Ash Bash concert film, production of TV and Radio spots and numerous promotional stills and videos for the non-profit. He has also mentored several young students in Santa Barbara who are now working in the film industry in Los Angeles, London and New York. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley where he was also a photojournalist and the Business Manager on the campus newspaper, The Daily Californian.

Mike Eliason

Contributing Photographer

Since 2012, Mike has been a Public Information Officer for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. He previously was a reserve firefighter for Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District, and for nearly 30 years a contributing photographer for various news outlets in Santa Barbara County. He lives in Santa Barbara.

Kelly Lane

Web & Graphic Designer

Kelly is a web & graphic designer living in sunny Santa Barbara, California. She moved from Indiana to Santa Barbara in 2003 to attend UCSB, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art, with an emphasis on photography. She has since paired her design background with her tech know-how to build beautifully designed websites for clients the world around. After learning about the work One805 was doing to support local first responders, Kelly joined the team as a volunteer and has been working on our website, member directory, event promotions and ticketing.

Ambassadors & Friends

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Our Partners

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