Meet Cynthia Tang Nyholt and Heather Terry, Newest VCCF Staff

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Heather Terry, left, and Candice Tang Nyholt, right

VCCF is proud to welcome our two newest team members, Candice Tang Hyholt and Heather Terry!

Candice Nyholt has over 16 years of experience in social impact communications, behavior change, and food marketing. She has been a key player in numerous successful campaigns such as the Santa Barbara City College Foundation’s Campaign for Student Success, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s Join Jacob Campaign, and the Sacramento County Public Health’s Winter Virus Vaccine Campaign, to name a few.

Prior to founding her own marketing and communications firm focusing on nonprofits and small businesses, she was Account Supervisor at Runyon Saltzman, where she led statewide behavior change and social impact campaigns. She was Account Supervisor at Evans Hardy Young, where she drove marketing for food and commodity board clients, such as the Idaho Potato Commission. She was also Accounts Director at SurfMedia Communications, serving clients with a commitment to culture and society, such as Women’s Economic Ventures and the Community Environmental Council. Nyholt was Marketing and Distribution Manager at BabyFirst, a leading educational and learning channel for children and parents.

Nyholt graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in International Studies and Minor in English. In 2008, she graduated with a master’s degree from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School. In 2013, she was named a Pacific Coast Business Times 40 Under 40 and has served on the board of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.


Heather says, “I have been in the accounting industry for nearly 15 years. I have been lucky enough to gain some great experience as I have worked in everything from manufacturing to advertising. This will be my first experience with a non-profit organization, and I couldn’t be more excited!! I fell in love with Ventura County at first sight when I moved here back in 2007. I can’t think of an organization I’d be prouder to be a part of.”

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