Santa Barbara residents Dan Aldrich and Nathan Sigler have joined the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, which cultivates ties between Westmont and the community.
Aldrich is vice president of National Accounts and the Caribbean and Latin America Region for American Communications, an industry leader in telecommunications resale, repair and services. He’s been married to Kara, who graduated from Westmont in 1999, for four years, and they have two young daughters.
He is active in the community, where he has lived for 16 years, serving as vice chair of the Santa Barbara Downtown Rotary Club Foundation. He served many years on the Turner Foundation board, which is a non-profit, faith-based foundation dedicated to serving low-income families in Santa Barbara.
“I am friends with many Westmont alums,” he says. “I hope I can enhance the college’s mission and help it continue to produce strong, talented folks helping out the community,” says Aldrich, who graduated from UCLA.
Sigler, who works in healthcare administration as director of transition planning at Cottage Health System, has lived in Santa Barbara since 2008. He is responsible for operational planning for new facilities, including the new Santa Barbara, Goleta and Santa Ynez hospitals, the Cottage Business Services offices, and Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories. Nathan joined Cottage in August 2008 as service line director for Cottage Children’s Hospital.
Prior to joining Cottage, Sigler was administrative fellow at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. Sigler graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Master of Health Administration from the University of Southern California. He and his wife Leslie, an artist and graphic designer, are members of All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, where Nathan serves on the vestry. He is on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce.
“My personal connection and support for Westmont’s mission come from my undergraduate experience as part of a Christian campus organization and the value of that fellowship and kind of community as a student,” he says. “At the campus church I was able to see the value of developing character in students. Westmont is devoted to those same values. I admire the mission of the college and have been impressed with the faculty here.”