Our ecological public charity concentrates on
Surplus & Needs, Natural Abundance,
Janet Standen, Chairwoman
Janet is a brand development and consumer insights specialist, with over 25 years experience in consumer marketing, innovation and brand strategy. She brings a breadth of experience gained working with big and small companies, as well as charities, in the UK/Europe and in the US. She loves the challenge of identifying and harnessing potential market opportunities facing consumer-interfacing brands, and is a firm believer in each of us doing our part to create a better future for our children, leaving the planet stronger and more enduring than when we arrived. Janet is currently Director of Insights at Instant Insights Lab a consumer research company based in San Francisco, as well as working independently for companies to help identify stronger futures for their consumer brands.
Lisa Craig Gautier, President and Board Secretary
In 1998, Lisa Craig Gautier co-founded the ecological 501c3 public charity, Matter of Trust (MofT) with her husband Patrice Gautier, (VP at Apple Inc.). MofT simply concentrates on what we DO want to see in the environment. Lisa has served as its pro-bono President since its inception. This nonprofit is now the parent organization of the MofT Family of Programs (MofT Family). The MofT Family includes the GlobalCompostProject.org, TheHumSum.org (Humanity Adding Solutions), ExcessAccess.org (Linking Surplus with Needs), the Clean Wave Program (Hair Mats for Oil Spills) and more. In 2016, she moved MofT into two purchased inspirational, work + exhibit spaces: a model factory and eco-industrial hub (Eco-Hub) and a model renter’s apartment with urban edible garden (Eco-Home). Lisa intentionally designs and implements empowering, inclusive, large-scale, replicable systems. She leads enthusiastic in-house teams on 15 current projects, partners on 5 fiscal sponsorships and has over 55 completed programs. Delighted by green conveniences, Lisa highlights public actionables that easily lead to mobilizations. She cultivates project ownership with her staff, interns and volunteers. Via lectures and interviews, she celebrates apprenticeships, skill mastery, and a joy of nature. Lisa also serves on the Boards of Biomimicry.org and RandallMuseum.org.
Prior to Matter of Trust, Lisa worked in the International Development and Treasurer offices, Valeo Headquarters – Paris (1995-1996), FedEx Logistics – Paris (1994) and at Cecchi & Massoni Atty and CPAs in San Francisco (1985-1993). Her education includes French Language and Culture, Sorbonne (1993-4), Breeding of Endangered Species and Zoo Management (surprisingly useful in all things) Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Channel Islands, UK (1983-4). She resides in San Francisco, CA with her husband and their 3 daughters.
Patrice Olivier Gautier, Treasurer
Patrice joined Apple in 1997, and is currently Vice President of Internet Software & Services, Apple, Inc. His teams launched iTunes store (2002) Apps, and iBooks Stores; he’s currently head of iCloud (since 2010) and Maps (since 2013). In 2000, he took a brief leave from Apple to become CTO of the start-up Netstruxr.com. Previously, Patrice worked for NeXT (1996) before he was absorbed into Apple’s WebObjects team. From 1993 – 1996, he was an R & D engineer for Thomson-CSF Paris, France, in charge of NATO’s Data Fusion Demonstrator. From 1991 – 1993, he was Research Assistant in the Knowledge Systems Lab at Stanford University, modeling the Reaction Control System for NASA’s space shuttle. Patrice holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris, France and a Masters Degree in computer science from Stanford.
Maria Surricchio, Board Member
Maria Surricchio is VP Brand Strategy & Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment America.
She has held senior brand and innovation leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies spanning consumer goods, financial services and consumer technology. She has spearheaded the turnaround of famous brands both in the US and Europe and has a proven track record of building inspiring brands that turn customers into passionate advocates. She was formerly Director of Innovation at Kraft Foods where she led the transformation of the company’s Coffee Sustainability strategy in Europe working in partnership with the Rainforest Alliance. She lives and works in the SF Bay Area.
Peter de Vries, Vice Chair
Peter is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. For over 17 years Peter was in the computer business. As Director of Operations for FTP Software’s West Coast Office, he managed the initial set-up of FTP’s first remote office, and was in charge of administrative operations on the West Coast. Peter, a patron of the arts, also serves on the Board of Directors of the Endowment Fund for San Francisco’s Lamplighters / Opera West Foundation.
Travis Cripps, Board Member
Travis is a software engineer in the iTunes department at Apple Inc. After moving here from Arizona, he worked for PGP Corporation, MediaRing, NetStruxr, and Quetzal Consulting. Travis has been advising Matter of Trust for its online database, Excess Access, since 2000. Together with Patrice (see above) he was responsible for the design improvements and implementation of the dynamic database 2000-2009. And is continually instrumental as an advisor for testing and improving the Excess Access and Matter of Trust websites.
Terry Craig, Board Member
Terry was born in 1945 and grew up in San Francisco’s Richmond District attending local public schools. In 1963, Terry joined the Air Force and was trained as an electronic technician. After leaving the military in 1967, he worked as a technician in the telecommunications industry and then put himself through college working in radio and television in the Bay Area. He graduated in 1976 from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcasting.
Terry moved to LA where he worked as a video editor and computer animator in Hollywood. In the late 80’s he changed careers and began working as an instructional designer creating training programs for business. He also joined the graduate program in Educational Psychology at USC where he graduated with a Ph.D. in 1997. He continued working as an instructional designer, primarily with tech companies, until his retirement in 2012.
An environmental justice activist for over 30 years, Ms. Adkins attended George Washington University ‘s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Art Psychotherapy. An 18 month internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, in WDC, allowed her to work with the criminally insane.
Adding to her unique education, Ms. Adkins spent 1981 and 82 volunteering in Hollywood, partnering with celebrities and the End Hunger Network, training in media and community outreach and education regarding world hunger issues.
This focus became the basis for her decades work with the homeless. As a family and group therapist, she established MAGIK, (Movement & Acquisition of Gifts in Kind), a national, environmental jobs program employing over 500 homeless persons in 13 years. MAGIK distributed over $44 million in goods and materials to over 9000 organizations world wide.
Before writing her first book, “The Search for Shelter Workbook,” published by the American Institute of Architects, which providing architects, community leaders, and developers with design guidelines to produce effective housing for 16 populations of homeless people. She also Edited, “Prison Design Exhibition 1990- 2000,” for AIA.
Since 2004, she’s worked for a foundation, Foster Care to Success, managing federal and State funds to education foster youth who’ve aged out of care in the United States.