Nels with his daughter Hannah and wife Alexis
Nels Henderson is Director of Digital Marketing at a company that specializes in affinity group life insurance marketing. Prior to his current position, he was a Senior Web Project Manager for Citrix System's SaaS Division in Goleta for over ten years. He was also a freelance graphic design, marketing and political consultant for over 20 years. Concurrently, he has served as adjunct faculty for Antioch University Santa Barbara on a part-time basis for over 18 years.
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.
He has been an aide to the Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum, former County Supervisor Gloria Ochoa, State Senator Gary K. Hart and the late Rep. Walter Capps.
His consulting clients included Mayor Marty Blum, Earl Warren Showgrounds, State Street Ballet, CALM, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Antioch University and the California Coast Venture Forum.
Nels received his BA in Political Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Management from Antioch University. He is an adjunct faculty member teaching management and marketing-related courses.