Staff Bio


Luis Chabolla

Director of Donor Engagement
Bayside Office

(707) 267-9905

I’m fortunate to return to Humboldt County to join the team at the Humboldt Area Foundation. For the past seventeen years I was at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, first as a program office and later the organization’s first communications director. Before that I worked as a development officer and executive director of Latino arts organizations in San Jose and Sacramento. While living in Humboldt County many years ago I was a talk show host at KHSU-FM, community outreach coordinator at CenterArts, and the director of two arts education programs. My current and past board service includes Idealware, CalNonprofits, the Humboldt Arts Council, and Six Rivers Planned Parenthood. My love of poetry and adventure earned me a California Arts Council teaching grant, a Fulbright Grant to teach in Paris, and time driving a Yellow Cab in San Francisco. With my wife Chris we look to settle here and rediscover life on the North Coast.


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