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Riley Swift



Riley Swift is responsible for overall leadership of the foundation. Mr. Swift founded Sierra View Landscape in 1979 and, for 10 years, constructed industrial, commercial, and custom residential landscape projects. Since that time, his work has included site evaluation, … Read more

Patrick J. Shea, Ph.D.


Executive Director, CFO

Dr. Patrick Shea was a principal research entomologist for 35 years at the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, before retiring in January 2000. Early in his career, his primary research responsibility was to investigate the … Read more

Primo Santini



Mr. Primo Santini is a third-generation “Lincolnite” and a graduate of Lincoln schools and Stanford University. From 1971 to 1983 Mr. Santini lived in Palo Alto, going to school and working for Sierra Designs, a manufacturer and retailer of … Read more

Robert Weygandt



Robert Weygandt serves on WHF’s finance committee. He oversees the investment and management of endowment funds held by WHF for the stewardship of habitat preserves. Mr. Weygandt was an instructor for 6 years at West Kern Community College, Sacramento … Read more

John H. Anderson, D.V.M.


Board Secretary

Dr. Anderson serves as board secretary and as a member of the finance committee. He helps coordinate WHF’s programs to restore native grasses, forbs, and other native plants on protected and managed foundation lands. After practicing small-animal medicine … Read more