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Cathy Pepe

Cathy Pepe is an attorney, who now grows wine grapes in the Santa Rita Hills. Practicing labor and employment law at the Los Angeles-based law firm O-Melveny & Myers for over 26 years, she currently monitors the settlement of a national class action lawsuit on behalf of the Federal District Courts in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Cathy and her husband Steve own and run Clos Pepe Vineyards, along with her son Wes Hagen. The family makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines as well as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, all under the Clos Pepe Estates label.

Cathy is currently on the board of the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts Foundation; the Turducken Dinner Group (a support group for Lompoc and Buellton libraries); and Valley Haven (a support group for adult day care facilities in Solvang and Lompoc). She was a trustee at Occidental College for over 12 years, served as a senior warden at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley for two years, and is a past member of the Santa Barbara Foundation Innovation Committee for Strategy Grants. She is a graduate of Occidental College and Loyola Law School.

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