2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rob Nino joined the board in the spring of 2011. Rob is the Branch Manager at American Financial Network in Hollister. He and his wife, Danielle, have been married for fifteen years and have four children together. He enjoys working on his family ranch and spending time with his family. He is looking forward to his children growing up and being involved with 4-H at the fair.
Jeff Guerra joined the SBC Heritage Foundation Board in 2013 because he wanted to give back to the community and had heard that Bolado Park could use some help. Growing up in San Benito County he had attended many events out at Bolado and could not imagine the thought of it being shut down and not available for generations to come. He quickly signed up for multiple committees and is currently serving on the Scholarship, Budget, and Event/Heritage Room Planning Committees. He was also unanimously voted into a Board Officer position as the Foundation Secretary in 2015 because of his impeccable writing skills. Jeff has been married to his gorgeous wife Lisa since 2004 and they have 3 children together; Ryan, Allison, and Emily. “It is great to see that my kids will still be able to actively participate in the events out here at Bolado. They love coming out to the Fair, Rodeo, 4-H events and the Junior/Ranch Rodeo each year. Without the fundraising efforts of the Heritage Foundation and the donations from the community it would not have been possible.” After completing his academic education at Fresno State University, Jeff came back to Hollister to run the sales and production divisions of his family’s walnut processing facility, Guerra Nut Shelling. When he’s not hunting, fishing, or working every day he is coaching a youth baseball, soccer, or basketball team. “It’s rewarding to be involved in such a great community like San Benito County”.
Gianna Brigantino attended California Polytechnic State University and graduated in 2017 with her bachelors of Science in Agricultural Business. Following graduation, she returned home to San Benito County where she received her real estate license and joined her family at San Benito Realty, Inc as a third generation real estate agent, and have been there ever since. Working alongside her dad, uncle, and cousin has been one of the most enjoyable and enlightening experiences of her life and she can’t wait to see what the future holds for her career. In December of 2021, she will marry her college sweetheart and plans to raise her family here in San Benito County. She loved growing up in San Benito County and with the fair and is excited to start her involvement with the Heritage Foundation.
Bailey Brown Correa
Bailey Brown Correa has always been active in the community through her participation in 4-H and FFA, so becoming a member on the Heritage Foundation Board in 2012 was a natural fit. Bailey is a 4th generation San Benito County resident and a 2010 graduate from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Business. She has worked as an accounting manager at McAbee Trucking for five years. Bailey resides in Hollister with her husband Mario, and the two are expecting their first child, a boy, in April. Bailey enjoys her time on the Heritage Foundation and looks forward to seeing what other great things the Heritage and 33rd DAA can accomplish together.
Richard McAbee is the founding Vice President of the Heritage Foundation. He is currently holding the position of President, which he has held for four years. Richard has maintained and runs the daily operations of his family founded businesses McAbee Feed, McAbee Trucking Company, and McAbee Trucking, Inc. He is a 3rd generation San Benito County resident who has a long history of contributing to the needs of the community. Richard lives in Tres Pinos with his wife Jackie and two children Ireland and Donnovan. His children were his motivation to help found the Heritage Foundation. Richard has seen the need for improvements at Bolado Park over the years, and is as committed as ever to working with the foundation to ensure future generations have continued access and enjoyment that the Bolado Park Events Center has to offer.
A Kern River Valley native and current resident of Hollister, April England has devoted her career to agriculture, as evidenced by her longtime association with the Monterey County Farm Bureau, where she currently serves as the VP of Political Affairs, fundraising, nominations committee and the scholarship chair and previously served in a professional capacity as water quality coordinator. Since 2013, April has distinguished herself as an expert in food safety and regulatory compliance and currently owns and operates her own consulting business, AM Ag Consulting. In her free time, April enjoys cooking, entertaining friends, wine tasting and most of all spending time with her 5 year old son Tanner. In the winter, they can be found on a ski hill and in the summers on the water.
Hello my name is Marty Greenwood. I have resided in Hollister for 24 years with my high school sweetheart Holly to whom I have been married 27 years. We have two sons Joshua and Christopher who are doing very well in their business endeavors. Our family is very active in the community & the great outdoors…boating, skiing and golfing are our passion. I am the Managing Partner of Greenwood Chevrolet & Hollister PowerSports in Hollister. I joined the Heritage Foundation Board in December 2012 and have truly enjoyed being a part of the great accomplishments the Foundation has made with the 33rd DAA to improve Bolado Park. I am very excited to be involved with an awesome group of Board members and the future of Bolado Park looks very bright.
Robert “Bob” Swanson is a founding director of the San Benito County Heritage Foundation. As a life-long resident of San Benito county he is a vegetable and beef producer. He has served as director and past president of each: San Benito County Farm Bureau, Bolado Park’s 33rd Agricultural District (18 years), and the San Benito County Water District ( 23 years.)
Marian Tobias joined the Heritage Foundation Board in 2010 and quickly became involved in creating a place during the fair where old and new friends could meet, socialize and eat. With the help of many people, the Heritage Room has become the place to hang out. Marian also sits on the Grounds/Vision Committee and continues to push for improved facilities at the fairgrounds. Not growing up in Hollister, Marian came here to work as a Speech Therapist, working her way over the years throughout the county schools. She and her husband, John, have three children, Jennifer, Michael, and Mark, who have spent many wonderful years showing animals and participating in other events at the fairgrounds. Having so many wonderful memories of time spent at Bolado, it seemed only natural, once the kids had grown up, for Marian to volunteer her time here.
Mike joined the board in 2017 because he believes in this great team of board members, who have continued the improvement and preservation of Bolado Park. He’s believes, working together with the 33rd Ag Dist., continued improvements can be accomplished to take Bolado Park to the next level, to become a premier and valued event center throughout the year.
Mike was born and raised in Hollister. Bolado Park is a place where Mike swam in the Bolado Park Pool, attended many fairs, rodeos and weddings throughout his life. He and his wife of 25 years, Allison, own Round Table Pizza and The Wash House Laundromat. They both feel passionate about the enhancement of this great community we all live in and Bolado Park is a part of that community. They have been proud contributors of the SBC fair over the past 25 years. Both their son Schyler and daughter Aryanna, have been and are, a part of 4-H and have equally enjoyed the many events at Bolado Park.
I was born in San Benito County, the youngest child of James and Thais Maroney. I grew up in a farming environment, my parents operated a small family farm business. I have lived most of my life here in this county, I have been living in Tres Pinos with my family for the past fifteen years.
My work experience background started in farming, helping with all aspects of running the family business. Most of the jobs I held were agriculturally based. Thirty years ago, I became a plumbing contractor and started my own business. Currently, I operate my plumbing company primarily in San Benito County, my client base is based on repeat business.
I have been married for forty years, we have one daughter and two grandchildren who live next door to us in Tres Pinos. We actively follow our grandchildren in their baseball, basketball and Irish dancing endeavors.