Brian C. Goebel

Mr. Goebel practiced law in Los Angeles and Washington, DC with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher before serving as the Counselor and Senior Policy Advisor to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection from September 2001 to July 2004. After leaving public service, Mr. Goebel founded three successful consulting firms, specializing in various aspects of homeland security.

In 2014, Mr. Goebel returned to California, settling in Santa Barbara. In 2015, Mr. Goebel launched 2040matters.com – a public policy blog dedicated to restoring the American Dream for younger Americans. Mr. Goebel received his B.A. and his J.D. from William and Mary.

Dennis Patrick

A native of California, Mr. Patrick also enjoyed a very successful career in Washington, DC before returning to California and settling in Santa Barbara. In Washington, Mr. Patrick served in the Reagan Administration, first as Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House, and then as Commissioner and eventually Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

After leaving government service, Mr. Patrick pursued senior executive and entrepreneurial opportunities in the communications and media industries, including serving five years as the President of National Geographic Ventures, the film and television division of National Geographic that released “March of the Penguins” – the second-highest grossing documentary film of all time. Today, Mr. Patrick is President and Chief Executive of Pillar Productions, an independent film and television production company. He received his B.A. from Occidental College and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Robert Collector

Mr. Collector enjoyed a thirty-year run in Hollywood as an accomplished screenwriter and director before moving to Santa Barbara. Since his arrival in Santa Barbara, Mr. Collector has been very active in the community, serving as: President of the Cold Spring School Board; Director, Santa Barbara High School Media Arts Academy Foundation Board of Directors; President, Montecito Association; Director, Santa Barbara Channels Board of Directors; and Director, Neighborhood Defense League of California.

Today, Mr. Collector remains very active in civic matters and serves as a real estate and public affairs consultant. Mr. Collector received his B.A. from the University of Virginia.