Leadership North County is uniquely able to equip both businesses and individuals to effect change in the community in a powerful way.
Leadership North County: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
To cultivate, inspire, connect and empower an effective community of leaders.
To encourage vibrant, dynamic citizens to be engaged, well-informed, and work together to make a positive impact in their community.
What is Leadership North County?
Through a series of nine different workshops that address topical community issues, Leadership North County (LNC) will introduce you to the power base of the community, show you channels of communication for achieving results, increase your awareness of issues and needs within the county, and help you achieve your full potential as an individual committed to community leadership.
LNC is supported by Atascadero Economic Foundation, Atascadero and Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, and other community-minded organizations.
What are Participants’ Commitments?
The LNC program requires a commitment of your time and focused energies, but will give back to you in ways that enhance all aspects of your life.
Each LNC applicant must make a commitment to attend one day workshops held each month during the nine month program (April – Dec). Programs are held on the first Friday of the month, with the exception of July and September due to the holidays.
The following PDFs contain additional information about the LNC program:
Sponsoring Applicants: How Employers Benefit
In a recent survey from leadership programs throughout the state, 93% of employers who sponsored participants observed improved leadership skills in their employees, and 97% felt the investment in the program was worthwhile to their organization.
Employers benefit in countless ways from the improved leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills their employees gain from Leadership North County. Through their employees’ involvement, they gain access to a new and broad network of resources for addressing the issues facing the community precisely because their employees are able to build a powerful network with the “who’s who” of the region.
Employers benefit in countless ways from the improved leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills that employees gain from Leadership North County.
“Leadership North County was just awesome. Not only did it grow me as a professional and as a person, but it also allowed me to really expand my network. I’ve stayed really involved in the program ever since.”
-Anthony Rodriguez, Class of 2016
LNC Class of 2018
Jacob Allred | Weatherford International
Richie Bermudez | Cuesta College, North County Campus – Paso Robles
Justin Bell | Wells Fargo Bank
Peter Bishop | Central Coast Lending
Gary Borjan | Pacific Premier Bank
Jordan Blasingame | Foundations Solutions
Casey Bryson | Fire Chief City of Atascadero
Aaron Cantrell | Paso Robles High School
Samantha Crouse | ECHO Homeless Shelter
Kristian Emrich | Solarponics
Simon Goehring | Templeton Tennis Ranch
Becky Gray | Must! Charities
Patricia Hammond | Twin Cities Hospital
Ashley Harkey | Hidden Power Cycle Clinic
Sabrina Harper | CoastHills Credit Union
Anna Hoffman | Rabobank
Liz Holman | Cal Poly
David La Caro | City of Paso Robles
James Lipcamon | Twin Cities Hospital
Lynda Plescia | City of Paso Robles
Charles Matthews | Edward Jones Investments
Sean McKinley | Atascadero Unified School District
Merry Reynolds | Atascadero Unified School District
Lori Woods | Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce
LNC Class of 2017
Kaila Anderson | Kirk Consulting
Laurel Anderson | Laurel Tree Accounting
Michael Bartlett | Wedding Solved
Phil Dunsmore | City of Atascadero
Angelica Fortin | City of Paso Robles
Jamie Garretson | Law Offices of Babak Naficy
Katie Hayward | Uncorked Wine Tours
Lindsey Holden | Tribune News
Melissa Johnson | Templeton Community Services District
Reggie Lal | Crown Point Financial Group, Inc.
Kevin Lee | Atascadero Unified School District
Nina Leschinsky | Justin Winery
Daphne Martin | Twin Cities Community Hospital
Rachel McGee | Twin Cities Community Hospital
Blake Ponek | Ponek Appraisal Services
Tiffany Riojas | GIVE Fitness Health Club
Jennifer Tallent | The Groves on 41
Sarah Toft | Pacific Premier Bank
Dianna Vonderheide | Nest Central Coast
Preston Wallace | K.Jons Diamonds & Gems
Will Wallace | Atascadero Unified School District
Jenae Walters | Atascadero Chamber of Commerce
Barby Wunsch | Grid Alternatives
LNC Class of 2016
Jennifer Adams | Executive Director of RISE
Anthony Rodriguez | Central Coast Lending
Kathryn Holmes | Teacher AUSD
Tina Mayer | TCSD District Engineer
Ryan McGaughey | McGaughey Health Group
Clint Weirick | Calif State Board of Equalization North County Rep
Jeri Rangel | Finance Director City of Atascadero
DeAnna Porter | RN, CEN Twin Cities Hospital
Tamrah Michael | Inspird Creative
Matt Boyd | AUSD Director of Support Services
William White | Interim Fire Chief Templeton Captain Atascadero Fire Dept.
Angela Cisneros | K.Jons Fine Jewelers
Jamie Hendrickson | Atascadero Mutual Water Company
Josh Donovan | GIVE Fitness Health Club
Beth Brennan | Access Publishing
Lisa Lambert | Rabobank North County Rep
Jennifer Bravo | Solterra Strategies.com
Kristin Kearns | Pacific Premier Bank
Apply to Leadership North County today.
Ready to take your career to the next level? Develop real-world leadership skills, expand your network, and take your career to the next level. Openings in the next LNC class closing fast, so apply today.