Veronica Sandoval has a long history in the Santa Ynez valley and descends from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. She began her employment with the tribe in 1995 and has operated in various departments including entertainment, marketing, public relations. Currently, she serves as administrator of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation. The foundation was established on a basic principle: To build partnerships and work collaboratively to make our community a better place to live and work.
As the Administrator, Sandoval is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s giving programs and the development and implementation of Foundation strategies while placing particular value on activities and programs that expand opportunities for the least advantaged, protect the environment, and enhance the lives of area youth.
Active in both her tribal community and the local community, Sandoval currently serves as a Trustee for the College School District Board and volunteers for great organizations such as Junior Blind Olympics, People Helping People, and the Kid’s Farmers Market through Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.
She and her husband, Sean Foy, reside and raise their three children in Santa Ynez where they both grew up and attended local schools.