Ross is honored to have served as a board member since 2007. Throughout his time on the co-op board, he has held the Executive Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Ross has served on every board committee and attended several trainings/conferences on behalf of Co+opportunity over the past 11 years.
Originally from San Diego, Ross holds a BA in Communications and a BS in Marketing and studied for his MBA at University of Denver. He has worked and lived all over the US and spent two years working in South Africa bringing clean water to communities that needed it. Ross has lived in Santa Monica since 2001 and is a resident of the Ocean Park neighborhood.
Ross started several companies in Media, Software, Lead Generation and Water Purification. Currently, he owns a local media company that publishes the Santa Monica Daily Press, and several sporting event and concert guides which are delivered in print and digital formats. Having started the daily news media company in this city, Ross has been lucky to gain a keen understanding of the way our city reads, shops, talks and listens. He has an extensive background in advertising, marketing, sales and startup business strategy. As a small business owner, he’s passionate about the positive impacts that independent, locally owned businesses have on our local economy.
Ross is a proud husband and father of two beautiful daughters, (Maya) age 16 and (Jade) age 12, who attend SMASH and Samohi. Family health is very important to Ross and his wife of 18 years (Nina). Prior to Santa Monica, they lived in San Diego, CA, and Aspen, CO.