Speaker Date Topic
Matthew Bechtel, Attorney, The Green Law Group Aug 13, 2020 7:15 AM
COVID-19 Implications for Employers
COVID-19 Implications for Employers

This meeting will be heald via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83729075095?pwd=L2xDZXAxN1FxeUwrRmM4WDB5RnVIdz09

Matt Bechtel was admitted to practice law in 2008, and is admitted to practice in all California State and Federal courts. Matt is a civil litigator with extensive experience in ERISA (employee benefits) and general employment law.   Matt has represented public entities, construction industry multiemployer (Taft-Hartley) benefit plans, and individual employees.  Matt currently represents clients in various business and employment contexts, including contracts, wage and hour compliance, prevailing wage, and wrongful termination.

In 2006, Matt completed his first year at Southwestern Law School at the top of his class, and transferred to U.C. Hastings College of the Law, where get graduated in 2008.  Matt served as an editor of the U.C. Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, and was a recipient of a Best Brief award for the Snodgrass Moot Court Competition.

Bernardo Perez, VC Community College Trustee Aug 20, 2020 7:15 AM
Update from the VC Community College Board and Memories of Moorpark
Update from the VC Community College Board and Memories of Moorpark

Trustee Perez joined the Ventura County Community College Board of Trustees in 2010. Previously, he represented his community on the Moorpark City Council, including serving as Mayor of the City of Moorpark. In addition, Trustee Perez currently holds positions with the Workforce Investment Board, the Moorpark Foundation for the Arts, and the Simi Valley Hospital Foundation. Since 1999, Trustee Perez has worked as the Project Manager for the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation in Ventura. He previously was employed with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for more than 30 years.

Through the years, Trustee Perez has served his community with the Ventura County Civic Alliance, Clinicas del Camino Real, United Way of Ventura County, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation, El Concilio del Condado de Ventura, Children’s Health Initiative Steering Committee, HOME Housing Task Force, Justice and Peace Commission, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Ventura County Living Wage Coalition (Co-Chair), the 2010 Ventura County Housing Conference Planning Committee, and he has assisted the Moorpark Unified School District as a classroom volunteer/reader.

Kevin Brannon, Reel Guppy Outdoors Aug 27, 2020 7:15 AM
Lessons learned about our ocean
Lessons learned about our ocean

Kevin Brannon has a passion and connection with the ocean. With 25 years of experience working in the Southern California waters as a crewman, Kevin applies his expertise, passion for teaching, documentary filmmaking, and storytelling to equip youth and families with education and skills to responsibly enjoy California’s waters and beaches.

As a proactive ambassador for environmental conservation, stewardship, and responsible recreation, Kevin has built a business serving:

  • At-risk youth and families with an affordable, memory-making family activity

  • Nonprofit organizations and special needs groups with engaging events

  • Schools with an interactive in-classroom “field trip” program learning about California marine ecosystems