Executive Team Bios

Lynne West
Chief Executive Officer

Lynne West has been the Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, for over 25 years. During that time she has watched thousands of children grow up being positively affected by having a mentor in their life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County is the oldest, largest, and most effective youth mentoring organization in the country, serving over 900 kids and teens each year by providing quality mentoring programs to ensure they succeed in school, work, and life.

Ms. West is the immediate past President of the California State Association of Big Brothers Big Sisters Agencies. She has served on the Governor’s Partnership on Mentoring and as a consultant for the US Department of Education providing workshops and technical training and assistance to other mentoring organizations.

Ms. West has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Long Island University and her professional background includes supervising a Crisis Center in Michigan, being on staff at the Detroit Institute of Technology, serving a private clinical practice with a specialty in co-custody issues for divorced parents, directing the Ventura County CASA program, an Independent Living Skills Program for foster youth, Supervised Visitation, and as an administrator of a group home for boys. She is the mother of two and a Big Sister to an emancipated foster youth.

Wilmer “Chip” Marvin
Board President

As Senior Manager of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for Amgen, Inc., Chip leads EH&S program and performance management for the Thousand Oaks site. He also was Senior Manager, Corporate Engineering and Plant Engineer for the clinical manufacturing facility in Thousand Oaks.

Chip has fulfilled his belief in obligation to community service through his work as a Big Brother for more than 15 years in Missouri and California, an Advisory Board Member for The Center for Women In Transition in Missouri, a Study Group for Restorative Justice In Missouri, and Board of Directors member of the United Way in Augusta, Georgia. A Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) board member since 2010, he is passionate about the benefits of BBSVC for young people. Chip and his wife also enjoy spending time with their godchildren and “adopted” children.

Scott Hansen
Board Vice President

Scott Hansen has been in the banking and financial services industry for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the regional director for the Westlake Village region of Wells Fargo Wealth Management, where he oversees the brokerage, investment management, trust, and private banking divisions. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2008, Scott worked at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Wealth Management for nine years, where he held a number of positions within the wealth management spectrum.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a Certified Financial Planner. He also is involved in the Financial Planning Association of Ventura County, the Ventura County CPA/Law Society, and Provisors.

A member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County board since 2009, Scott is committed to helping local kids in need. He also chairs the board of The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura chapter and serves on the Two Hearts Foundation. Scott is on advisory boards for the Ventura County Community Foundation and California State University, Channel Islands.

Married with three children, Scott is a volunteer coach with Ventura Foothill Little League Baseball AYSO District 39 and the Ventura Youth Basketball Association.

Jeremy Pink
Board Secretary

Jeremy Pink is a Certified Financial Planner with Boston Private. He specializes in working with successful individuals to guide them through the financial hurdles of life. He also works with large accounting and law firms, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association where he serves as a Director of the Ventura County chapter.

Jeremy attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, the University of Phoenix, and the University of California Los Angeles, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning.

In his personal life Jeremy loves to travel. He is married with two boys, ages 4 and 2.

Linda Edwards
Board Treasurer

Linda Edwards is a Certified Public Accountant with Groves Accountancy Corporation. She specializes in taxation, and has worked with a wide range of business, individual, and non-profit clients for the past 30 years at Groves, helping them to make their lives “less taxing”.

Linda is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She has also served as treasurer for the non-profit organization F.R.O.D.O. – the Foundation for Relief of Disabled Orphans.

Linda is a Ventura County native, daughter of Diane Edwards, the first school librarian for Sespe Elementary School in Fillmore, and Leo Edwards, former youth sports coach and current YMCA volunteer.  She grew up in Fillmore with siblings Bill, Barbara, and Kathleen, and is a graduate of Fillmore High School. She also attended Ventura College prior to earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California (USC).

Linda currently lives in Ventura, and is happy to be able to follow in her parents’ footsteps by donating her time and knowledge to young people in Ventura County through such a worthwhile organization as Big Brothers Big Sisters.