Casa del Herrero is pleased to welcome John P. Duffy to its Board of Trustees. He joins a committed group of engaged volunteers who provide leadership in stewarding the historic house museum and gardens. Through their combined experience and enthusiasm, the board works to ensure that the Casa remains a lasting community legacy.
“I am thrilled John will be joining the Casa board, as his passion for our community knows no bounds,” said Casa Executive Director Jessica Tade. “He brings with him a wealth of experience that will surely enhance our ability to preserve the Casa, one of Montecito’s most beloved architectural treasures.”
John P. Duffy is an investment professional and founder of Zen Wealth Consultant Services LLC. As a financial advisor and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, John uses Zen principles to center clients within a sound and peaceful financial world.
John began his career in the tech industry through the dotcom boom and bust in Silicon Valley. He was a business analyst for 3Com, where he worked closely with other business analysts, development teams, and departmental stakeholders to deliver effective and efficient solutions for mission-critical applications. He later moved to Santa Barbara, working as a logistics manager for Occam before becoming a financial advisor for UBS. In this role, he managed client investment portfolios, made professional recommendations on investment performance opportunities, and created financial plans.
Passionate about supporting his community, John is always looking for ways to give back. He is a former board member and board president for Pacific Pride Foundation. During his time on the board, John assisted in leading the organization through a tough transition including the successful execution of an executive director search and stewarding the organization to continued sustainability through fundraising and thoughtful program changes.
John received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of San Francisco.
“John is a wonderful addition to our board,” said Casa Board President Karen Jones Clark. “His enthusiasm for the Casa is exciting. It says a lot that John immediately volunteered to serve on three committees. I look forward to working with him as we continue our mission of preserving history for the community.”
“Casa del Herrero is a beautiful, architecturally significant, century-old house, full of handcrafted treasures,” said John. “I’m excited to be part of this passionate board to steward, and most importantly, share it, for generations to come.”