Email Marlowe at Marlowe.Emberly@actionvc.org
Our staff and board have a big dream for Ventura County. Meet the hearts behind the work that we do!
Zarisbeth comes to us as a graduate of CSUCI, with a history of volunteering with different non-profit organizations throughout her upbringing. She absolutely loves building community and giving back. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog by going to the beach or on hikes. Always ready for the next adventure!
Email Zarisbeth at Zarisbeth.Soto@actionvc.org
Jon is a husband, father, collaborator, mobilizer, and follower of Jesus. After his undergrad studies at LIFE Pacific University he received his M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jon worked for 6 years at Foursquare Missions International training and sending missionaries around the world and working with global partners to advance the gospel. Prior to joining the team at ACTION VC he worked for 12 years as an associate pastor at Antioch Foursquare Church in Simi Valley.
Jon loves trying new hobbies which has included: backpacking, snowboarding, brewing beer, skydiving, handcrafting knives, cycling, running marathons, flying airplanes, etc. His favorite activity by far is having fun with his wife Denise and their three young kids; Isaiah, Arabella, and Dominick who they adopted out of the foster care system in Ventura County.
Email Jon at Jon.Looney@actionvc.org
Board Of Directors
Jason has spent years working with nonprofits, such as Cru, to build partnerships that positively impact communities worldwide. In 2018, Jason joined ACTION VC as a board member. Since then, he’s led Love VC projects, volunteered at Christmas Shoppe, and delivered meals during the pandemic. He is grateful for the opportunity to support this type of impact in his hometown, and provide his kids with a model of practical acts of service! Jason works as an Engagement Leader for Thrivent, a financial service organization that helps Christians see money as a tool, not a goal.
Terry works as a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway.
Veronica is a Conejo Valley local, attending local schools as a child and later attending CSU Channel Islands for her bachelor’s in Business. After working as an Event Coordinator for several years with The Bridge Church in Newbury Park, Veronica currently works as Executive Technology Assistant for Crescendo Interactive, Inc. in Camarillo. Veronica began volunteering with ACTION through the Conejo Valley Community Christmas Shoppe in 2007, and still serves in the capacity of Shoppe Chair! In her freetime, Veronica enjoys serving at her local church, curling up with a good book and coaching on a pool deck.
Bill has been a Conejo Valley resident for over 40 years having spent his entire professional career in the Telecommunications industry. Afterwards, he joined Calvary Community Church as a mission team leader which led to the founding of ACTION in 2004. He has been active as a board member ever since! He and his wife Sue are blessed with a large and wonderful blended Christian family which together with great friendships, travel, wine ventures, bucket “delisting” and ministry outreach consumes their spare time.
Adam currently works as the EHS Manager for The Cheesecake Factory headquartered in Calabasas. He also serves as Community Liaison for Revive Community Church, Commissioner for the City of Oxnard sits on the Advisory Board for the Oxnard Chief of Police. He believes the ACTION VC mission statement aligns with his own- to love and serve the community. In his spare time, Adam loves to play baseball, swim, and raise his beautiful daughter!
Gene has lived and worked in the Conejo Valley since 1972, and was first introduced to ACTION over 15 years ago at its start! After serving as a volunteer for a few months and seeing the need in Ventura County for the Love of Jesus, Gene was called to be part of the ACTION leadership team. He has been part of the leadership since. When time allows, Gene and his wife Karen love to travel and hike America’s wonderful National Parks, create great memories with his 2 daughters and son-in-law and fish with fantastic friends!