Founder, Director of Operations
Sarah Rathbone grew up on the shores of Cape Cod, where she developed her initial love and fascination of everything marine. Throughout her education, she took every opportunity to pursue her scientific interests from circumnavigating the cape aboard a tall ship to studying nesting leatherback sea turtles in Trinidad. Her travels eventually led her to UCSB where she graduated with a Masters degree in marine fisheries management. After the sedentary lifestyle of grad school, she took to the high seas aboard a commercial lobster boat, the FV March Gale, as full-time crew. After realizing the expansive and unnecessary gap between the people who catch the fish and the people who love to eat it, her newest venture and passion, Community Seafood, was born! She is always working, but when she can find the time, she loves to cook, hike, and walk on the beach.
Director of New Business Development
Magna Sundstrom grew up in South East Asia where she developed her strong love of seafood. She attended Seattle University as an undergrad and is currently pursuing her MBA at USC with a focus on social enterprise and sustainability. As a former Executive Director at The Princeton Review, Magna brings twelve plus years of business, marketing, and sales experience to Community Seafood. She loves getting to know all the members of Community Seafood and sharing recipe ideas. As she says herself, “I love watching Community Seafood grow! I can’t wait to see where we will be next year.” When Magna isn’t working (which is seldom) she practices yoga and has recently taken up running!
Director of Accounts
Victoria Corke grew up on Cape Cod and lots of fresh seafood! She’s passionate about connection local fishermen to people who love fresh fish as much as she does!
Hailing from the East Bay, Emilie is in her fourth and final year at UCSB pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Studies. After a semester studying abroad in Denmark, Emilie wanted to get back in touch with her California ocean roots, and thus became involved with Community Seafood. With a mutual love of the sea, delicious food, a hearty laugh and healthy fisheries, it was a perfect match! When she isn’t coordinating seafood drops, you can find Emilie reading in her hammock, jogging on the beach, studying, or cooking! Her favorite fish is broiled black cod with miso and teriyaki.
Gerente de Operaciones
Luis Gutman grew up in Argentina and has since lived most of his adult life in the United States. He has resided in many places including Boston, Albuquerque, Boulder, Austin, and now Santa Barbara! Though he’s never been out fishing, Luis has found himself happily entangled in the the seafood business. He loves the friendly interactions with customers and has recently pegged grilled swordfish as his seafood dish of choice. When he’s not delivering and handing out seafood, you can find Luis practicing tennis, his favorite hobby!
Xochitl Marquez, a Los Angeles native, earned her degree at UC Santa Cruz in Environmental Anthropology. She has a keen interest in developing solutions that are socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable. During her free time, you can find Xochitl training in martial arts, enjoying the beach, hiking, traveling, playing music and dancing!
Social Media Correspondant
Courtney Dietz is a freelance copywriter, technical writer, and blogger boasting several years of diverse experience with non-profits, government agencies, and private businesses. She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmetal Science from UCSB’s Bren School and prides herself on getting to know her clients and translating their needs easily and effectively. A creative spirit, Courtney thrives on connecting people, businesses, and resources, which she accomplishes via social media. Indulging her adventurous side, Courtney has also spent two seasons on a lobster boat in Maine!
Jonathan Gonzalez was born and raised here in Santa Barbara and works as a full-time graphic designer for a skateboard company. Jonathan designed the Community Seafood logo and website and also designs all of our printed materials. He spends much of his time volunteering and served as the Assistant Director of the Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center from 2009 to 2012. Now Jonathan spends his free time volunteering to help promote and support responsible fisheries in the U.S. You can learn more about Jonathan by visiting his blog http://www.eatUSseafood.com!
Web Content Manager
Elvis Metcalf is in her fourth year at UCSB pursuing a BA in Film & Media Studies with a minor in Professional Writing for Multimedia Communication. She has truly enjoyed getting to know the Community Seafood family and loves helping create and organize content on the Community Seafood site. When she isn’t formatting pages or watching movies, you can find Elvis enjoying a cappuccino or taking a walk on the beach.