Sustainable San Mateo County Advisors provide guidance and expertise to Sustainable San Mateo County’s Board of Directors and Staff.
Rich Gordon is a fourth generation Californian who grew up in San Mateo. He completed college at the University of Southern California and then received a Masters in Divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. Following a brief service in the ministry of the United Methodist Church, Rich began to work with homeless and at risk youth. In 1976 he began youth work at the Sequoia YMCA in Redwood City. He would later establish Youth and Family Assistance, a nonprofit that provided services to young people and family. Following a successful career in the nonprofit sector, Rich entered public service. 2016 marks Rich Gordon’s 24th year in elected office having served on the San Mateo County Board of Education (5 years), the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors 13 years), and as a member of the California State Assembly (6 years).
David Hinckle was born and raised in Los Angeles, and moved to the Bay Area in 1970. In 1971 he opened Earthbeam Natural Foods in Burlingame, and retired in April, 2017. He was an early adopter of Sustainable Farming practices, and was one of the few retailers of natural and organic foods in the County until the turn of the Century. In 2011 he was awarded Sustainable San Mateo County’s business honors. In 2014 Earthbeam became the only food retailer in the Bay Area to offer exclusively Certified Organic and Certified Non-GMO choices.
He has served on the Boards of The Broadway Burlingame Merchants, The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, Sustainable San Mateo County, and The King’s Grove, a private Redwood preserve in the County.
Theresa Lyngso is a long time student of the soil and an active home gardener and composter. Theresa and her husband Joe have a native garden and grow apples, pears, plums and cherries. Theresa is President of Lyngso Garden Materials, a landscape materials business that was started by her parents in the early 50’s. She enjoys sharing her understanding of the soil with staff and customers and teaches clinics on how to build biological soil structure in the garden.
After graduating from San Mateo High School, Doug McGlashan received his BA degree from Yale with honors in Economics in 1968. He then served for four years as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He received his JD degree in 1975 from Stanford Law School and practiced law for the next 25 years, founding the San Mateo law firm of McGlashan and Sarrail. Doug then changed careers and taught U.S. History at Aragon High School in San Mateo until he retired in 2012. He now volunteers as an escort for Planned Parenthood of San Mateo, as a community mediator for Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, and as an advisor to Sustainable San Mateo County.
Ricki McGlashan has lived in San Mateo County since kindergarten and graduated from Connecticut College in 1968. With Sustainable San Mateo County, she has served as a member of the Board and the Award, Management and Program Committees. On an ongoing basis she provides graphic design services pro bono for many of Sustainable San Mateo County materials, including the Indicators Report. She also volunteers extensively for our local schools, Beyond War, Foundation for Global Community, the San Mateo City Bikeways Committee, Western Wheelers Bicycle Club and the Hulihia Women Prisoners Writers Project.
Mark Moulton worked in sales, package engineering and residential design/build for twenty years. Hired as Executive Director at Peninsula Habitat for Humanity in 1993, Mark assembled a team that built 75 homes in San Mateo County raising more than $20 million in 10 years. After 2005, Mark advised business clients in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. In 2011, he
became dual Executive Director of the Housing Leadership Council and the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust where he served until 2015. Currently, Mark is co-owner and Board Chair of Acqualogic, Inc. while he also maintains his practice as an organizational and fund development consultant.
Mark earned a BA from Stanford University. He lives in Redwood City with his wife Lisa Moulton, Landscape Architect.