Our board is comprised of an incredibly caring group of extremely talented and varied individuals that bonded together through the loss of Ian “Poods” Barry. Their vision is to create an organization that through a variety of action sports such as skateboarding, surfing and camping compels young adults and children to live more kind, compassionate, loving, healthy and active lives. Developing a core group of mentors that share their time, skills, life experience and knowledge by engaging participants to get outdoors, be active and have fun as an alternative to unhealthy or negative behaviors.
Peter Stoddard is the Product Design Manager of Brixton . Brixton is an Oceanside-based apparel and accessories company that was started in 2004. As Product Design Manager, Peter not only drives product development , but also leads the company vision along side of his brother David Stoddard. Prior to his time at Brixton, Peter spent many years as Owner Operator of Onsight Auto reconditioning based in San Diego. In between work and raising two beautiful kids, Pete still loves to surf, ride his vintage Harley and road trip and camp with his friends. Peter along with his twin brother David still dream of bringing the band back together.
Chris Strickland Chris works in music licensing and publishing in Los Angeles & is a business partner in two local Encinitas establishments. Before working in licensing & music placement, he was a booking agent and west coast talent buyer for several music venues. Chris coaches soccer and can be seen out on the pitch practicing a few days a week as he continues his love for the game.
Mike Chapin is the CFO and co-founder of Brixton . Brixton is an Oceanside-based apparel and accessories company that was started in 2004. Prior to his time at Brixton, Mike worked for various media companies (Petersen, EMAP, Primedia, TransWorld Media and Wasserman Media). An MBA, Mike has a background that includes sales, marketing, finance and acquisitions. When Mike isn’t working you can find him prowling the beaches of Venture for surf or pursuing his love of music and art in L.A.
Oly Norris is a full time teacher at San Dieguito Academy. He has acted in various coaching capacities as Varsity Surf Coach and was instrumental in developing both the skate P.E. and Surf P.E. programs at the Academy as well as numerous after school volunteer programs. Oly is a lifelong surf and skate boarder who has traveled the world pursuing his passion. In his spare time he is a devoted husband and father of two budding surf/skate prodigies.
Patrick Dempsey owned and operated his own health and fitness business for over 30 years. Since 2008, Patrick has been a trustee of the William Gumpert Foundation; a group that helps support numerous non-profit organizations through the Gumpert Charitable Trust. He has been a member of San Diego Social Venture Partners for four years and among other roles, acted as liaison between SVP and the local San Diego charity “A Reason To Survive”. Patrick lives in Cardiff, California he is the father of an adult son as well as an active surfer and a Pilates guru.
John Barry John Barry is the father of Ian “Poods” & Kiva Barry and co-founder of Rollin’ From The Heart. He currently serves as Executive Director of the organization. John works in the Solar Industry. John is an avid runner, cyclist, hiker and fisherman who also loves the great outdoors.
Alison Brown is the mother of Ian “Poods” & Kiva Barry and co-founder of Rollin’ From The Heart. Alison is currently an Older Adult Wellness Specialist with a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education. She is an Entrepreneur that has owned a successful home accessory manufacturing company and worked for various companies in a consulting capacity bringing her organizational skills and creative vision. Alison is a runner, biker, hiker and lover of all things outdoors.
Kiva Brown Barry is the sister of Ian “Poods” Barry and helped establish the Rollin’ From The Heart Foundation. She is currently a student in The School of Peace and Conflict Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Kiva loves the great outdoors and is always up for an adventure, travel or hiking. Her love of music constantly has her in search of the next cool artist, concert or musical festival. She stays fit running, practicing Yoga and hiking. Kiva brings great insight to the organization through here connection with current culture and vision of how to serve the community.
David Stoddard is the Brand Manager and co-founder of Brixton. Brixton is an Oceanside-based apparel and accessories company that was started in 2004. As Brand Manager, David not only drives product development and marketing, but also leads the overall company vision. Prior to his time at Brixton, David spent many years a salesperson for TransWorld Media in Oceanside. David along with brother Peter is a surfer, skater gone to seed, vintage motorcycle and auto enthusiast as well as a recovering rock star.