The Solano Land Trust Board of Directors typically meets once monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm at the Solano Land Trust office, excluding January, July, and December. Please contact Solano Land Trust at 707-432-0150 for more information and to verify the meeting time and location. The Solano Land Trust office is located at 700 Main Street, Suite 210, Suisun City, CA 94585.
A fifth generation Californian, Sue Frost was raised in Walnut Creek and later earned a degree in Journalism form Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Sue spent several years in corporate banking in San Francisco before moving to Benicia to start a family. Sue runs the Benicia Water Education Program and is also in charge of Benicia’s Coastal Cleanup Day. In addition, Sue teaches water conservation in the Vallejo School District. In her free time, Sue loves to garden and has been a Solano County Master Gardener for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the Solano Land Trust Community Engagement Committee. In addition to gardening, Sue enjoys travel, skiing and spending time at her family cabin in Pinecrest.
Paul Lum grew up in Dixon and graduated from UC Davis in 1982 with a degree in Ag. Science & Management. He lives on his family’s farm north of Vacaville. From 1982-1985 he farmed with his father, Ton Lum, and partner Del Young, growing diversified crops near Vacaville & Dixon. From 1986 to the present he has been farming as an owner/operator – since 2005, he has been growing strictly almonds. Paul works for Solano Irrigation District as the Irrigation Specialist. He is past president of the Solano County Farm Bureau, and currently serves as the Vice President of Solano Resource Conservation District as well as serving on the Solano Flood Control Advisory Committee.
Steve Pressley joined the board in 2013 and is a member of the Executive, Project and Finance Committees. Steve is retired from the Greater Vallejo Recreation District where he was the Maintenance and Development Manager. His responsibilities included management and oversight of District projects and maintenance of parks and facilities. He attended California State University, Fresno where he majored in Botany. His experience includes 10 years as a California licensed landscape contractor, certified arborist and Pest Control Advisor. In addition, he is a member of the Solano Ridge Trail Committee Solano Trail Advocacy Group and Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition. Steve resides in Vallejo and is an avid hiker, backpacker and road bicyclist.
Terry Huffman joined the board in 2016. He brings a unique combination of in-depth experience with ecological research and the environmental regulatory process. Prior to starting Huffman-Broadway Group, Inc. (HBG) in 1984, Dr. Huffman was the Chief Wetland Scientist for the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from 1976 to 1981. He developed the Corps/US EPA wetlands definition and the technical criteria for the three-parameter methodology used to determine wetland boundaries. This seminal work led to the development of the wetland delineation methodology in use by the Corps and EPA today. His nearly 35 years of work with the Corps and as a private consultant has provided Terry with extensive onsite experience with virtually all types of aquatic and wetland environments and a unique understanding of the environmental permitting and compliance process. As HBG’s president and Wetlands Regulatory Scientist, Terry has successfully managed a wide range of both small and multimillion dollar projects. As HBG’s Lead Scientist, he is also actively involved in the technical design and implementation of projects and provides technical oversight.
Deborah Durr Ferras
Deborah Durr Ferras practices law throughout the North Bay Area as a shareholder in Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC. After settling in Vacaville in 1989, she was admitted to practice in 1991. Her practice is concentrated in probate, wills, and trusts; guardianships and conservatorships; termination of parental rights and stepparent adoption; family law; and debt collection. Deborah has been married to her husband, Jonathan, for 28 years, and they have one son, Brett, who is currently attending the VECHS program at Will C. Wood High School. Since moving to Solano County, in addition to the Solano Land Trust, Deborah has participated in and attended events with various community groups, including the Vacaville Sunrise Rotary (serving on its board for over 15 years and just completing a term as president), the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, and the Solano Economic Development Corporation. She routinely donates estate plans to the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and Bethany Lutheran School.
Curtis Stocking is a Real Estate Broker and a native to the Vacaville countryside. He and his wife of 30 years, Susie, have raised four children; three daughters and one son. He grew up in a family business and that experience has given him a greater understanding for both the needs if the customers and the businessperson. Curtis has been very active in the community having served as President of Vacaville Police Activates, Chairman of the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce, Director of Solano Community Foundation, and the Solano Midnight Sun Foundation. He is now committed to the Wreath Project at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. Curtis and his family Spearhead the fundraising drive to purchase wreaths for he fallen at Christmas and have done that since 2006 when that cemetery opened. In addition, he was recently elected to the office of President of the Board of Directors for the Northern Solano County Association of Realtors for 2017.