Nels is married to Alexis Henderson and they are parents to an eight year-old who is entering 3rd grade at Vieja Valley this fall. In his spare time, Nels enjoys cooking, reading, creating art, playing chess, watching soccer and spending time with his family.
Nels Henderson has been a Senior Web Project Manager for Citrix System's SaaS Division in Goleta for over six years. Prior to that, he was a freelance graphic design, marketing and political consultant for over 20 years. Also an educator, he has served as adjunct faculty for Antioch University Santa Barbara on a part-time basis for over 15 years and was a non-credentialed computer lab instructor for Roosevelt School in the early 90s.
Nels has held numerous leadership positions for non-profit boards of directors and political organizations in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. In 1990, Nels was the youngest elected chair of a political party county central committee in the State of California. He has also served as President of the Board of Directors for Sarah House, Citizens Planning Association and Citizens Planning Foundation.
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It's very early in the campaign, but I've been blessed with a few key early endorsements and I hope you will join the following by filling out the form below.
Goleta Council Member Roger Aceves
Goleta Council Member Tony Vallejo
H. Edward Heron-Vice President, Santa Barbara Board of Education
Former Mayor and SBCC Trustee Marty Blum
Nels Henderson for Hope School Board 2014 | ID # TBA