Rochelle is a long time community volunteer, philanthropist and an alumni parent of wilderness therapy graduates. For the past 20 years, Rochelle has maintained extensive community involvement by serving on numerous non-profit boards, committees and is a past president of the Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula. Honored by San Jose Magazine as "Women Making A Mark" for her service to the community, Rochelle continues to give back to her community and the surrounding areas. Rochelle is a former small business owner. She founded and owned Show Off Talent Inc., a Los Altos based SAG/AFTRA talent agency that serviced Northern and Southern California. A native Californian, Rochelle was born in San Francisco and raised in the Silicon Valley. Rochelle has lived for the past 30 years in Los Altos with her husband Steve and is the proud mom of two adult children.
"My passion for supporting wilderness therapy came from witnessing first hand that lives can be transformed".
Lani combines two professional careers, as a high-tech sales and marketing executive, and as a fundraising professional for non-profits, to the arenas where her skills match her passion. She recently served as the Director of Development & Marketing at a health and human services agency, raising funds for low-income families to assist youth coming out of the foster care system, youth dealing with substance abuse and/or family violence, and children failing to thrive. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, and Vintage Affaire, benefiting the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She is also a member of the Valle Monte League. Lani is a Bay Area native, and the proud mother of two collegiates. She enjoys outdoor sports and traveling with her husband.
"I had an opportunity to go into the field and witness the powerful effect of therapy with nature as a backdrop, and I firmly believe that lives are profoundly changed through wilderness therapy. It is a pleasure for me to help students take advantage of this experience and begin their journey towards wellness".