Valerie Quinto is the Executive Director of the Sonoma Resource Conservation District, a local agency that addresses natural resource issues by empowering landowners to be part of the solution. Over the past decade, Valerie has been instrumental in launching the regional LandSmart® program, promoting productive lands and thriving streams through on-farm management practices, including those that promote carbon sequestration, soil health, and climate adaptation. Valerie also serves on the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. A life-long resident of Sonoma County, she grew up in an apple orchard in Sebastopol, earned her B.S. in biology at Sonoma State University, and now lives in Santa Rosa.
Sonoma Resource Conservation District