Rancho Cielo Welcomes New Board Members

We are excited to welcome four outstanding individuals to the Rancho Cielo Board of Directors. Each brings a distinct set of skills and a deep passion for our community, which we believe will greatly contribute to our mission!

Jennifer Dacquisto

Jennifer Daquisto: President of Bank of America Monterey Bay

Jennifer Daquisto is a seasoned professional in marketing, branding, and communications. Her extensive network and deep-rooted connections within community development sectors are invaluable. Daquisto is adept at forging strategic alliances and facilitating seamless connections between individuals and companies to leverage bank capabilities across diverse business lines. Beyond her professional insight, she’s a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, fostering an environment where employees are empowered to thrive and grow professionally.

Katrina MaestriKatrina Maestri: Chartwell School’s Board of Trustees President and UC San Francisco Dyslexia Center Advisory Board Member

Bringing a wealth of executive experience from her tenure at GM, Katrina Maestri excels in steering start-up operations, particularly in geographic expansion and pioneering new technology ventures. Transitioning from her impactful corporate journey, Maestri has redirected her focus toward nonprofit initiatives in education. Renowned for her commitment, she dedicates her time and expertise to championing equitable access to top-tier education for learners of all backgrounds.

Jennifer RosenthalJennifer Rosenthal: Law Offices of Jennifer S. Rosenthal

Not only is she an active member of Rancho’s Equity Committee, but as a local attorney, Jennifer Rosenthal also leads our Legal Aid Committee. Her commitment shines through her advocacy for “quality representation with compassionate and continuous personal contact throughout every stage of the legal process.” Beyond her involvement at Rancho, Rosenthal serves on the Board of Directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Monterey County, demonstrating her dedication to the community. Additionally, she is a valued member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Monterey County Bar Association and the Monterey County Women Lawyers Association.

Pete ScudderPete Scudder: President and Founder of Scudder Roofing and Scudder Solar Energy Systems

Pete Scudder, a respected industry partner in construction, exemplifies dedication to our students through his steadfast support and mentorship. In addition to donating resources, Scudder was always there to pass along his knowledge, which was pivotal in guiding our Rancho Cielo’s Construction & Sustainable Design Academy students to triumph at the prestigious 2023 Orange County Sustainable Decathlon. In the same year, Scudder Solar earned the esteemed title of “Best Solar Installer” in Monterey County, as voted by the selective readers of Monterey County Weekly.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Shyam Kamath, Lorri Koster and Jesse Lopez, our outgoing board members. Their invaluable service and unwavering dedication have left an indelible mark on Rancho Cielo, and we are deeply grateful for their contributions.