Staff Report

Allen Anderson and Mike Sgobba have joined the board of directors of the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation.

Anderson is a retired executive, serving most recently as president of Experian’s North American Consumer Services Affinity business, providing consumer credit and information protection services to large corporations.

During his career with Experian, Anderson worked in other senior leadership roles, including president of business information services and global general auditor.

Prior to his business career and securing his MBA and CPA designations, Anderson served in the U.S. Air Force as a captain in the Strategic Air Command. He is also a member of the Vikings of Solvang.

Anderson and his wife, Jane Shade, reside in Solvang where they enjoy growing grapes, playing golf and bridge, and traveling.

Sgobba is the newly elected treasurer for the foundation. He is a Santa Ynez Valley native who graduated from San Diego State with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.

He worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a staff auditor in the technology sector for large public companies. He also worked in the financial services division for a number of hedge funds.

Sgobba returned to Solvang in 2010 and joined C&D CPAs & Advisors, where he has focused on auditing and tax preparation for both nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses and became a partner in 2015.

He volunteers as vice president at the Solvang Lutheran Home/Atterdag Village. His hobbies include running, hiking, spending time with his wife and two children, and camping.

The officers of the 2019 foundation board are President Charles “C.J.” Jackson, Vice President Sid Goldstien, Secretary Lana Clark Schutz, and Treasurer Mike Sgobba. Returning directors are Jeff Cotter, Judith Dale, the Rev. Dr. Randall Day, Kate Firestone, Dr. William J. Heringer, Rich Nagler, Tresha Sell and Ernie Zomalt.

To make a donation or get more information about the foundation, call June Martin at 805-691-9509, send mail to SYVCH Foundation, 2050 Viborg Road, Solvang, 93463, or visit