Board of Directors:

The Guadalupe Business Association Board of Directors is currently made up of a President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Moving forward, the board will grow to include a Vice President and likely a few At-Large positions as well.

President

Gilbert Robles
Owner, Ninth Street Barber Shop
Commisioner, Guadalupe Recreation and Parks Commission

Bio Coming Soon

Secretary

Eric C. Larson
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired

Originally from South Dakota, Eric graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1996 and served for 22 years as an intelligence officer. He had a variety of intelligence, instructor, analysis, and strategic planning assignments in Italy, Belgium, Florida, Washington, D.C., and Colorado. Since retirement in December 2018, Eric has been a local government intern with Elbert County, Colorado, and completed a graduate certificate in Community Development through Kansas State University. He volunteers his time with several local non-profits focused on economic and community development, and with Team Rubicon for local and national disaster recovery. He is married to Dr. (Lt Col) Meredith Sarda, a USAF pediatrician. With their daughter Emily, they currently reside in Orcutt, CA.

Treasurer

Garret Matsuura
Owner, Arclight Media
Part-Time Faculty, Allan Hancock College

Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, Garret has been a Central Coast resident since 1994.  He has a BA in Social Ecology from UC Irvine with a concentration in Criminology, Law and Society.  While an MBA student at Cal Poly, he started working with a large sporting goods company who enjoyed an exclusive relationship with America Online.  Cutting his teeth in the web, e-commerce, and online marketing while web browsers were in their infancy, he founded his company Arclight Media and has served the Central Coast with web design and technology consulting services ever since.  He’s actively involved with non-profit and philanthropic organizations like Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County, Cruzin’ for Life, the Central Coast Writers Conference and the Central Coast Masonic Lodge #237.  He joined the faculty of Allan Hancock College as a part-time teacher in the Fine Arts department in 2018.  He is a resident of Guadalupe with his wife Jennifer, and sons Gabe and Sam.