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Board Memebers

Michael Hamersley,

Chairman of the Board

Terra nova Board Members

Michael C. Hamersley, has served on the TNC Board since 2014.  He is a federal income tax attorney and the founder of Hamersley Partners, a tax consulting and business advisory firm located in Folsom.  Mike received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1995 after earning an M.B.A. from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.  Throughout his career, Mike has been involved in significant public interest matters, including his tenure with the Legal Department of the California Franchise Tax Board, his 2006 campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, his testimony before the U.S. Senate and California legislature, and interviews  with various media publication regarding significant tax policy and public interest matters.

Robert Ellis

Katie Riley

Terra Nova board Member

After fostering solid story telling roots at Sacramento State University, Katie Riley graduated with a degree in Communications Studies with a special emphasis in Digital Film and Television Production. Since graduation, Katie’s professional positions within Sacramento’s media industry include roles at KCRA, MeringCarson, and Big Table Media. Returning to her alma mater, Katie now resides within the Marketing Communications Department in The College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State University. This is Katie’s first year serving on the TNC Board. “Terra Nova Counseling serves as an invaluable resource that helps individuals achieve success and give back ten-fold to the greater community. I am extremely excited to join the TNC board to help spread stories of their successes. To me there is no better way to broaden and expand my own knowledge than to work within a system that is set-up for the benefit of all members and society. I fully embrace this opportunity and hope that I can give back a fraction of the overall worth that I will gain through my involvement with Terra Nova Counseling.”

William "Bill" Pacheco

William "Bill" Pacheco entered the financial services industry over 10 years ago with one goal: Helping people better understand and navigate the world of personal finance. In 2012, with a vision to build his firm based on trust and respect, William has far exceeded that objective. Bill holds Series 7 and 66 registrations through LPL Financial. Bill is a licensed agent for Life, Long-Term Care and Disability.
Bill has served on the board of Folsom Lake Rotary from 2011-2016 including serving as President of the Folsom Lake Rotary Board from 2014-2015. This is Bill’s first year serving on the Terra Nova Counseling Board. He enjoys volunteering his time and resources to help local and national non-profits organizations.
Bill lives in Folsom, California with his wife Dreama where they raised their three children.

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