Casa del HerreroCasa del Hererro, built around 1925, is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, complete with intact gardens. Located in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, CA, the 11-acre estate is included on the National Register of Historic Places. In January 2009, it was designated a National Historic Landmark by then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne. Casa del Herrero includes the main estate house, silversmith shop, office, garage and two rental units, as well as a nearby pump house. The house is furnished as the owners originally had it, with 13th to 19th century Spanish artifacts and architectural elements, all surrounded by ornate Mediterranean gardens.

Casa del Herrero exclusively retained Bristol Associates to lead their search for a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors was looking for an engaged, visionary leader to spearhead fundraising and communications efforts and oversee operations and maintenance of the historical structures and garden.

Bristol Placement Jessica Tade Casa del Herrero

The new Executive Director is Jessica Tade, former Director of Marketing and Communications for the Santa Barbara City College Foundation and Santa Barbara Foundation. Jessica has a BA, MA, and PhD in Art and Architectural History from UCSB. As well, Ms. Tade’s familiarity with the Santa Barbara philanthropic community and background in fundraising communications made her an outstanding candidate. Her LinkedIn profile can be found here.


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