Mar 15, 2016 at 08:59 PM

Welcome to New Board Member Gary Simpson

By Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) welcomes Gary Simpson to the Board of Directors. Simpson brings his experience in running local businesses, his United States Coast Guard service and involvement with other nonprofit organizations to the foundation.

Simpson attended UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College prior to joining the Coast Guard in 1970. He was honorably discharged after an injury in 1971. Afterward, he decided to experience the world through traveling. He began his experience with a short business undertaking in Micronesia. Later, he worked and traveled throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Upon returning to California, he worked at Santa Barbara Mill and Lumber, his family’s lumber business. Shortly after, he began creating custom furniture and cabinetry and moved on to remodeling several homes. Since 1983, he has been the President and General Manager at the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center.

Simpson grew up in Santa Barbara and Pasadena. He enjoys traveling the world as much as possible with his significant other, Jill Nida.

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