Board Member Bios

Ian Barlow, President: Ian and his wife, Kirsten, moved to the Sierra Oaks neighborhood (Morley Way) approximately six years ago. Their two sons, Myles and Bennett, attend school at Sierra Oaks K-8 and Ian works as an attorney at an office located in the Sierra Oaks community. He is pleased to have the opportunity to serve on SONA's Board and to help contribute to the neighborhood, including by facilitating community services, events, and connections among our schools, families, and neighbors.
Erin Weeden, Secretary: Erin, a Sacramento native, settled in the Sierra Oaks neighborhood a decade ago with her husband, Matt, and their three wonderful children—Sutter, Mark, and Annie. A devoted community member, Erin actively contributes to the local school PTA and spearheads neighborhood fun initiatives, bringing enthusiasm and a strong sense of community to our Sierra Oaks family. Say hi next time you see her on a walk or entertaining on her front patio.
Todd Aquilina, Treasurer: Todd has lived in Sierra Oaks since 2011 with his wife Jennifer and two sons Eli and Noah. He’s served on the SONA board since 2018 and is responsible for the over-site of the organization's finances. Todd loves the strong sense of community in Sierra Oaks. From school to sports to strong connections with neighbors, Todd and his family are proud to be part of such a great neighborhood.
Heather Ward, Communications: Heather has lived in Sierra Oaks since 2011 with her husband Steve, and two children, Taylor and Dylan. She can often be spotted along the parkway with the family's two dogs or chatting with neighbors when walking the kids home from school. As a marketing professional, she looks forward to helping SONA stay in touch with its members.
Steve Ward, Parks & River Parkway: Steve enjoys working with SONA members/residents regarding our neighborhood parks and American River Parkway. Steve and his family are grateful to have such wonderful amenities available close to home! Bike ride to Folsom anyone?
Jacqueline Gage, Membership: Jacqueline grew up in the Sierra Oaks neighborhood, and was just recently able to return to her roots when she and her husband Chad bought a house in the neighborhood last summer. By day Jacqueline is a realtor serving the various neighborhoods of Sacramento, and educating people through her youtube channel Living in Sacramento. She is excited to help build the membership of SONA while getting to know more people in the community. Her favorite things about Sierra Oaks include the close proximity to the river and the California Ranch and Mid-Century style architecture.
Linda Babcock, Membership: Linda and her family have lived in Sierra Oaks for over 22 years. She has been a SONA volunteer for 17 years. She has enjoyed getting to know the Sierra Oaks community and has forged many decades-long friendships along the way. Being able to enjoy the beauty along the American River Parkway with her family has been a highlight of living in Sierra Oaks.
Juanell Hefner, Public Safety & Patrols: Juanell has lived in Sierra Oaks for several years. As a native of Sacramento, she has been enjoying the American River Parkway for many years and continues to do so with her mini poodle Gracie. Gracie is a champion kayaker! Juanell’s favorite things about the neighborhood are the people in the community and the easy access to many restaurants, and stores.
Lilly Kimmelshue, Member-at-Large: Lilly and her husband, Joel, made a “pandemic purchase” in 2020 and moved to the Sierra Oaks neighborhood after 15 years in Land Park. They have two adult children, Natalia and Jack, who reside out of state. Lilly looks forward to building on SONA's strong sense of community, connection, vibrancy, and safety for all our neighbors. An avid walker, Lilly can be spotted walking our neighborhood and enjoying the diversity of our homes and landscapes. She looks forward to meeting more residents and serving as a member of SONA.
Geoff Black, Member-at-Large: Geoff and his wife Jodi Black have enjoyed Sierra Oaks for 15 years with their twin daughters. Geoff served as the SONA President for 6 years, he remains a sounding board and advocate for the group. By day Geoff has been a mortgage lender for nearly 20 years serving the greater Sacramento area. His favorite things about Sierra Oaks are the friendly people, walkability, access to the American River Bike Trail, and the holiday celebrations from the 4th of July to Halloween and beyond.