Since 1988, Jim Youngson has been involved with some of the most important political, land use and environmental issues facing California and the Central Coast. His varied track record includes working with politicians and government agencies, the business sector and non-profit organizations on a myriad of issues of public concern. His expertise is in crafting innovative public affairs strategies that help clients navigate sensitive and controversial issues that pertain to civic health, communities development and the environment.Read more
Along with his wife and son, Jim resides in Santa Barbara, and is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara. He currently serves on the board of the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, and chairs the government relations committee of the Santa Barbara Chamber. He contributes his spare time as a board member at Santa Barbara Middle School.
A resident of Santa Barbara, Mr. Youngson and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a current board member for the Coastal Housing Coalition, Old Spanish Days Fiesta and Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, and past member of the Vista del Monte retirement residence and Los Padres Forest Association.
Since the 1994 Brian Robinson has been responsible for creating winning strategies for those in the public, private, and non-profits sectors who seek to further their goals and objectives through productive public dialogues. Over this time he has been helping clients navigate the complex maze that is public opinion. Mr. Robinson has been directly responsible for overseeing a diverse group of clients’ public affairs and government relations efforts that build support and gain approval projects and programs.Read more
Mr. Robinson holds a Bachelors Degree in Urban Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has lived in Santa Barbara County for over 20 years and currently resides with his wife and two young daughters in Santa Ynez. Brian has lent his expertise and insight serving as a member of many community organizations such as the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, Partners in Education, Harding School Foundation, Santa Barbara Police Department’s Citizens Advisory Committee, and Old Spanish Days Fiesta. He is currently in his first year of a four year term as a School Board Member for the College School District.
Ken Springer joins Terrain Consulting as one of the most experienced and successful Project Managers in his field. Ken is a Senior Executive with over 25 years of demonstrated success in organizing, leading and managing team efforts to achieve complex, interdependent, and multi-million dollar project goals. His diverse hands-on project management experience in every type and phase of hotel and resort developments in urban, mountain and beach front environments is unsurpassed. Ken uses his strong analytical and communication skills to create alignment, balance needs, and leverage decisions among large teams of business professionals.Read more
Ken holds a B.A. in Business Communications from the University of Illinois, a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, and is a LEED Certified Professional. He resides in Santa Barbara with his two daughters.
Audra Johnson graduated in 1995 from the renowned marketing program at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. After graduating with honors, she worked at the National Crime Prevention Coalition in Washington D.C., where she serviced the McGruff the Crime Dog campaign among others. After being recruited by the elite firm of Powell Tate, she coordinated events for a variety of high profile clients including launching the first U.S.S. Seawolf submarine and documenting the O.J. Simpson trial.Read more
Since relocating to Santa Barbara with her husband and three children, Audra joins Terrain Consulting as in integral part of our team.