A grassroots movement to create a regional sports & active lifestyle complex in Butte County.
The EBHB Story
The desire to create exceptional sports facilities and programming in alignment with our region’s values and the needs of our residents is far from a new topic. Over generations, despite very dedicated and well-intended efforts it’s been one of the longest running and least fruitful conversations. Until now…
EveryBody Healthy Body was formed as a collaboration of vision and leadership to partner with sports & recreation, education and economic champions in our community with a strong history of creating world class athletes and students. Driven by principles of Equity, Access and Opportunity, the focus of a “big sports complex” has evolved into a much broader community vision incorporating adapted sports, education, health & wellness, ecology, the arts, tourism and economic development.
A unique opportunity lies with a 264-acre property along with an engaged and active stakeholder group. The information included in this website will give you a glimpse of the vision that is beginning to take shape.
EveryBody Healthy Body is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Community Development Corporation (CDC), formed to facilitate partnerships and resource development for the promotion and development of a destination sports venue in Butte County.
EBHB goals are to:
- Acquire Land. Obtain 264 acres south of Chico, large enough for phased master planning for a Sports & Active Lifestyle Complex and endowing land for future generations.
- Facilitate Public-Purpose Partnerships. Collaborate with education, health, sports, recreation and local communities to plan shared space uses centered around an Adapted Sports Campus that serves disabled youth, adults and Veterans.
- Create Economic Opportunity. Generate $35-$45 million annual economic impact by collaborating with education on work-based learning, health sector on healthy community initiatives, tourism on marketing a unique Butte County destination and sports on hosting regional and national training and competitions.
Stewards of a dynamic community vision characterized by passion, equity and responsibility.
Chuck has worked in Business Development in technology over the last 10 years. His more prominent role and passion is as the Development Director for Ability First Sports, a local non-profit that works with adults and children with physical disabilities. He began his work as a volunteer counselor at Ability First Sports camp as a student at Chico State and has continued as a volunteer leader of the organization.
For work, Brad engages learning organizations nationally and internationally to implement a framework for improvement that is focused on collaboration and data analysis to inspire and implement a shared vision. Otherwise, he advocates on behalf of youth athletics programs in an effort to provide essential alternatives and experiences for kids, families, and communities.
Kathleen Carpenter believes you can get everything you want in life by helping others get what they want. With over 28 years as a respected leader in the financial industry, she has focused on helping others reach their goals. She brings this passion to the non-profit community here in the North State, currently serving on various boards.
Brian is the Founding Partner of MC2 Design Group. He works with clients across the nation as a strategy, branding and design expert. His passion is working in the creative field, helping guide organizations to understanding their products, services, brands and how to best communicate to their customer base using traditional and new media.
Michael owns Chico Physical Therapy in Chico and has served clients as a prominent physical therapist for over 30 years. Mike has been involved with competitive soccer and swimming for children, having served as dad, coach, referee and overall sports and active lifestyle enthusiast.
Chuck’s professional career included both extensive private sector and public sector leadership and management experience. Since retirement as Paradise’s longest serving Town Manager, he has continued with his voluntary community service as a civic entrepreneur dedicated to helping to improve the quality of life for all citizens in Paradise and the north state.
Jovanni joins EBHB with nearly 20 years experience in community development and nonprofit management. He specializes in coordinating and facilitating grassroots initiatives that require wide collaboration and civic engagement from diverse circles of community stakeholders to implement a common vision and mission. He lives in Chico, CA and is a father of 2 active boys.
A diverse and collaborative team of community leaders who serve as volunteer advisors to our vision and process.
Guillon-Brouhard Real Estate
Chico State graduate and resident since 1979, Bill Brouhard has been involved in the planning, entitlement and development of many of Butte County’s largest mixed use residential, office and industrial real estate projects.
Jerry Hight has been responsible for developing programs and partnerships that generate resources and connections to accelerate educational initiatives. Jerry has long been a part of spearheading efforts to engage meaningful connections between local education institutions and the industry sectors they serve.
Alliance for Workforce Development
Luis Moreno currently serves as the Assistant Director for AFWD developing work training opportunities for youth and adults. He also serves as the President of Butte United, one of Butte County’s premier youth soccer leagues.
Audrey Taylor’s portfolio of work includes over 350 communities across the US, assisting with economic development roadmaps, key initiative development, industry sector strategies, comprehensive location assessments and business attraction plans.
PJ Santos was born and raised in Chico, CA and currently resides in Seattle, WA with his wife and two daughters. He has over 20 years experience developing major construction projects and blending private and public partnerships.
Greg Van Dusen
Van Dusen Strategies
Greg is a father of three sons and a grandfather to four grandchildren. For the last 20 years, Greg has been a leader in the sports marketing and facility market. His firm is actively shaping the industry in new and innovative ways.
Linda Zorn is recognized throughout California as a leader in higher education, particulalry in her work in health and wellness sectors. She currently serves as the Statewide Director – Health Workforce Initiative with California Community Colleges.
Chico Rugby Foundation
Beau joins EBHB as a strategic advisor from the region’s sports organizations. While he brings expertise from his financial background, Beau has been involved with Chico Rugby for several years and is a big advocate for improving our region’s athletic facilities.