Wendy is originally from the East Coast, but moved to CA 2 times and this time for good. She has lived in Ventura for 7 years and considers this her home. Wendy has been in the mortgage business for over 27 years and started her own marketing business just this last year. Her objective is to help others with their business and brand them to make them stand out from the competition. Wendy has 3 children ages 25, 21 and 19, two of which are attending college at UNLV and University of Hawaii. Her husband, John is a computer guru and works for CBC Credit Union as a Network Administrator. She considers herself very blessed to have her family nearby and genuinely wants to contribute to her community in a way that will be effective and productive.
Lisa works for the Jill Oliveras – Allstate Insurance Agency and offers her knowledge of all aspects of insurance and her certification in financial planning to serve the needs of Project Understanding. Lisa has lived in the Santa Paula/Ventura area most of her life and is committed to the mission and vision of Project Understanding. She is very excited to take up Project’s issues in the community and firmly believes in the “hand-up, not a hand-out” approach to solving social problems. Lisa attends Calvary Chapel of Santa Paula.
Board of Directors El Shaddai Paths to Leadership, Africa
Mother of Brian Jr, Jessica and Amanda
Grandma of Lester James Maxwell III
Member of Trinity Lutheran Church-Ventura
“My passion in all of my roles in life is investing myself into helping people enrich their lives. My goal every day is to serve my Lord and Savior here on earth by serving others he puts in front of me and loving them as he loves me.”
Larry Snider is a native of Eastern Ventura County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Marketing Committee. Larry is an entrepreneur having built and sold two insurance agencies and currently is building the best travel agency in the country. He and his wife reside locally where they provide a home for their beautiful Chocolate Labrador.
Certifications: Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow Certified Travel Advisor Certified Cruise Counselor
Patricia was born and raised in Danville, Virginia. She entered the medical profession and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1969. The military brought her and her husband to California in 1970. Their two sons were born and raised in the area and she has been living in Ventura since 1978. Her ultimate goal was to become a nurse practitioner even before most people understood what that meant as a profession. In 1985 she graduated from the University of California at Davis as a Family Nurse Practitioner and continued to work in that capacity until her retirement from Primary Medical Group in July 2016.
Patricia is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Ventura where she serves on the church council, endowment board, missions committee and is chairperson of the Happy Ventures Preschool.
After retirement she said she wanted to get out into the community and find ways to serve and to get to know other people with the same interest. “I feel that Project Understanding found me at just the perfect moment in time.” She is very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of an organization that gives not only a hand out, but also a hand up to so many in need.