Sarah Bodnar is the Campaign Manager for Measure AF. Sarah a communications consultant and a local food advocate who has lived on the Mendocino Coast for nearly 11 years. She is the founder of Bison Media and Good Farm Fund, a graduate of Leadership Mendocino, and a board member at Economic Development & Financing Corporation. Sarah is passionate about supporting small farms and sustainable economic development. Sarah’s three main goals for the Mendocino Heritage Initiative are to give the voters of Mendocino County the historic chance to end prohibition, lift up the local economy, and begin healing the longstanding divide in our community around cannabis.
Tim Blake earned his real estate license at the age of nineteen. He was one of the founders and the CEO of several productions companies in the 1980’s. This included an audio/video production company, a music label, an original children’s program called “Eco, You, and Simon too”, and a line of “New Age” video releases.
Tim is blessed to have three daughters, six grandkids, and one great granddaughter. He has owned property in Mendocino County since the early eighties. In 1998 he bought an old campground ten miles north of Laytonville on highway 101 and renamed it “ Area 101”.
Tim created The Emerald Cup, the world’s largest outdoor cannabis competition thirteen years ago. Tim sponsored and helped produce the first gathering of law enforcement and cannabis farmers to openly discuss how they would work together. This helped lead to the creation of the original 9.31 program. Tim was one of the first cannabis farmers to join the program. He was the co-founder of the Mendocino Farmers Collective and also Healing Harvest Farms, both local cannabis dispensaries designed to help facilitate getting outdoor cannabis into the dispensaries across the state.
He was a founding member of California Cannabis Reform Policy (CCPR), which evolved in CA Reform, and was also a founding member of the Mendocino Cannabis Policy Council ( MCPC). Tim is on the steering committee for the Heritage Initiative (Measure AF), which is on the Mendocino County ballot next in November, and is on the board of directors of The Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association ( MCIA).
Tims personal goal is to help the world integrate spirituality, cannabis, organic food and living into a holistic lifestyle.
Swami Chaitanya grew his first plants on a south facing slope of Telegraph Hill, in the heart of San Francisco, in the late 1970’s. It wasn’t until many years later, after sampling cannabis products across the globe, that he moved to Mendocino County to hone the fine art of cultivating sun grown cannabis organically. Swami has been a Judge in The Emerald Cup since it began in 2004 and is also a founding member of the Mendocino Cannabis Policy Council. “Swami Select” brand of cannabis is grown with organic methods and loving respect for the most incredible plant on earth.