Soapy began her real estate career in 1978 working for a major west coast developer, managing the acquisition and construction of 15,000 apartment units and consulted on the construction and property management of numerous large-scale projects in the Western United States. Soapy currently sits on the PG&E Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council as vice president, the Statewide Blue Print Committee, The Leavens’ Ranches board of directors, the Aldo Leopold Award selection committee, and the Tejon Ranch Conservancy Board of Directors. She is a member of the California Cattlemen’s Association and the Farm Bureau. Soapy served under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control board, and under Governor Pete Wilson on the Occupational Safety and Health Standards board (OSHA). She participated in the California Agricultural Leadership Program and then served as a member of their board of directors. She previously served on the California Ag Visioning Committee, as interim president of the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation. Soapy’s love of agriculture and the Sierra foothills motivated her to relocate from San Diego to Springville in 1993, where she has owned and managed ranches and a small citrus operation since 1989. She is now the executive director of Sequoia Riverlands.
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- E09. Perpetuity, Adaptation and Farmland Retirement
October 19, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM