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Preserving the Natural Resources of the Green Valley
Redlands, Yuciapa & Oak Glen

THE GREEN VALLEY FOUNDATION
OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC.
The Green Valley Foundation of Southern California, Inc., seeks to promote economic development in southern California, specifically focusing the Redlands, Yuciapa and Oak Glen areas for AGRIBUSINESS & AGRITOURISM industries via EDUCATION & practical hands-on DEVELOPMENT.

The Green Valley Foundation

Our Team

GAYLE CROSBY

PRESIDENT/CEO & FOUNDER,
AUTHOR & DEVELOPER
Gayle Crosby has a background in marketing, public relationships, tourism, hospitality and the theme park industry, specifically the Walt Disney Company for over 10 years. She facilitated multi-million-dollar media events, including a three-day invitational for 6,000 deserving children, and 2,000 media from around the world. Gayle is the visionary behind The Green Valley: A Project of Southern California and The Green Valley Foundation. Gayle is the Author of The Seduction of The Green Valley: Gold, Greed & Grapes, published in 2018 and will release The Innocence of The Green Valley: Vessels Virgins & Vines, May 2019 along with Jonathan’s Green Valley Adventures: The Rescue in Nov. 2019.Gayle has been working in tandem with the community and City Government of Yucaipa for four years to bring Agribusiness and Agritourism as a source of preserving the land while creating a much-needed rural industry.She has been an award winning residential and commercial Realtor for the past 13+ years. Gayle holds a B.A. in Education and has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Towson University and Baltimore Community College.

Dr. John Chaves Sousa

VICE-PRESIDENT/COO
& CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Dr. John Chaves Sousa, EdD, has a nearly three-decade background in Counseling, Consulting, Higher Education Leadership and Program Development; specifically, in the public post-secondary education, non-profit, County, State and Federal Grant Development systems. He has an extensive research background in helping to forge and develop “grassroot” organizations and programs in both the college and non-profit communities. His published dissertation from the University of Southern California, titled Understanding the Barriers to College Access for Former Foster Youth in the Los Angeles Community College District served as one of key research models still in use today within California Community Colleges.Exceptionally hardworking and ethical in his approach to working now, in both the Real Estate and the non-profit environments that service the greater good of the communities within the Inland Empire; striving always toward helping others in the community to aspire and prosper. All his accomplishments demonstrate John’s lifelong passion of helping all people historically disenfranchised by social or economic obstacles; empowering and enabling them to see the potential within themselves. He attributes his success to a simple “motto” in that for every challenge faced “strive to entreat all people with love, kindness & empathy always!”

NICK KARAVIDAS

MASTER WINEMAKER, VITICULTURIST
& ENOLOGIST
Wine Concepts Business Services, owned and operated by Nicholas Karavidas, is driven by the advanced consumer and market intelligence tools of Geostrategies research and intelligence platform called Epiphany Analytics and the visual power of its FlexQuad geographic mapping system. Currently utilized by Microsoft to determine competitive factors with Apple concepts stores, retained by UGG Australia to understand consumer purchase patterns for better messaging to their US customers and being commissioned by Dacor Appliances to refine their media advertising campaigns, Geostrategies Epiphany Analytics is the driving engine behind Wine Concepts Consumer Intelligence Services.Being a career winemaker, production director, and General Manager of one of California’s largest wineries, Oak Ridge, Nick Karavidas’ experience in leading wine business spanning three decades has given him a visionary insight that defies many of the ‘status quo’ habits that plague wine distribution in the US. Nick has designed many top market brands in recent years including Moss Roxx (fastest growing Zinfandel over $20 retail), Maggio Family, 3 Girls Cabernet (Top U.S. SKU in national chain Cost Plus), Gnarled Vine, Oak Ridge and OZV (Top 10 US Nielsen Zinfandel).

KATHLEEN GILLETTE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kathleen Gillette

Building
for Growth

Partnerships & Structure

As we build for growth our partnerships are critically important. Additionally, a thoughtful and strategic plan for development is of high priority as our community incrementally grows and thrives!

THE GREEN VALLEY FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM

A CONSORTIUM OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES
The Green Valley Foundation University Consortium is a consortium of Southern California Universities and Colleges who participate in the Education of The Green Valley for job, career, vocational, and volunteer placement in the multi-faceted projects of The Green Valley, A Project of Southern California. For Example: Agriculture, Science, Technology, Hospitality, Film, Literature, & Art.

FRIENDS OF THE GREEN VALLEY CHARITABLE GIVING

A NON-PROFIT DIVISION
Friends of the Green Valley, a Consortium of Green Valley Non-Profits and Charitable Giving Organizations organized under The Green Valley Foundation for the purpose of synergistically applying funds, grant money, programs, and manpower for the most effective, highest and best interests of those in need. Categories: Education, Science, Literature, Film, Charitable Giving in The Green Valley, Inland Empire, Southern California and beyond. The Friends of the Green Valley is a subsidiary of The Green Valley Foundation of Southern California, Inc. and is a registered 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Corporation. EIN:83-3537616

THE GREEN VALLEY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

A FOR PROFIT DIVISION
The Green Valley Development Company is the business, investment and financial arm which supports The Green Valley Foundation. In addition, it is the tool whereby Entrepreneurs, Business Partners and Business Services may participate in creating sustainable and synergistic businesses in The Green Valley Projects.
Local Fine Artist, Fariad was commissioned by The Green Valley Foundation to capture “The Green Valley” on canvas. See the progression of his work in his art studio.
To hear The Green Valley Foundation President, Gayle Crosby, and Dr. John Sousa discuss the commissioned artwork CLICK HERE.

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  • ADDRESS
    36121 Golden Gate Drive
    Yucaipa, CA, 92399
  • MISSION
    The mission of The Green Valley is to promote land preservation, conservation, and wisely provide for agribusiness and agritourism as a regenerative industry which generates much needed economic development, social well-being, and a self-sustainable quality of life for people, place and nature to harmoniously co-exist and flourish.
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